The issue is not one of material quality or craftsmanship, which is mostly good, but of overall roominess. And the speedometer on all my other cars Chevy, Ford, Volvo are accurate. Active Steering can also, when necessary, make steering adjustments independent of the driver to maintain car control. My test 328i came with sport front seats as part of the optional Sport Package. Refined Inline-Six Power The rear-wheel-drive 328i is powered by a 3. No matter which model you choose, the 3 Series' world-class suspension, steering and brakes will provide hours of entertainment on twisty two-lane highways.
Driving Dynamics Control puts the power in your hands, with 3 adjustable drive modes that fine-tune every aspect of your ride at the push of a button. Or, you can play up the luxury angle by adding the Premium Package and an automatic transmission. Good mechanics who work on German cars can be found and the charges are reasonable. When raining, brake-disc drying keeps the discs clean by occasionally touching the brake pads to them. Go with the twin-turbo engine, a manual gearbox and the optional sport suspension.
Much the same can be said of the late-arriving convertible, as its retractable hardtop gives it much the same look as the coupe with the top raised. Right rear wheel bearing went was bad on delivery. The Sport Package specifies a firmer suspension on convertibles, sedans and wagons, along with larger wheels, performance tires, sport seats and a higher top-speed limiter. Very fast off the line. The 3 Series Sports Wagon brings a unique twist to the 3 Series family while maintaining a focus on performance driving.
Send Mike an Hide full review. Almost all of the repairs can be done by you. The engine provides acceleration that should satisfy the majority of buyers; the run from zero to 60 mph comes in 6. The new twin-turbo engine provides the kind of acceleration formerly associated with the high-performance M3, launching the 335i coupe and sedan to 60 mph in close to 5 seconds flat. Now rated for 230 hp, base 3 Series coupes, sedans and wagons are renamed 328i and, when equipped with all-wheel drive, 328xi.
Advertised payment does not include applicable taxes. Also, my windshield fluid pump failed and I have yet to replace that but here in SoCal, not much of an issue milking that repair. Want a sport sedan or sport coupe? Ventilated all-disc brakes are standard. Most 3 Series cars you encounter on dealer lots will be equipped with the Premium Package, and many will have both the Premium and Sport Packages. The convertible offers a reasonable cargo hold when the hardtop is up, but it shrinks considerably when the top is lowered. Know everything about your drive with Side and Top View Cameras, Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, and Parking Assistant.
In addition to their more powerful engine, the 335 models have power front seats and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system. The 3 Series convertible lacks the side curtains but has a rollover protection system. The critical acclaim the 3 Series has enjoyed year after year is all but unmatched. Meanwhile, last year's 325 models give way to the 328i and 328xi, which still have a 3. Show full review The critical acclaim the 3 Series has enjoyed year after year is all but unmatched.
Maintain constant control with iDrive 6. Power door locks failed 2. Not all customers will qualify for security deposit waiver. I am looking forward to the day I can trade this one in on almost anything else. The formula is rather simple: It rewards the driver like few other non-exotic cars can, with its communicative steering, intuitive handling and a family of smooth inline-six-cylinder engines. The engine provides acceleration that should satisfy the majority of buyers; the run from zero to 60 mph comes in 6.
Burl walnut, poplar and aluminum trim are available. Manual transmission is fun and handy in unpredictable conditions. In addition, the convertible, coupe and sedan are available as the rear-drive 335i, and the sedan alone is available as the all-wheel-drive 335xi. Materials are high in quality and build quality is exceptional; indeed, even the standard leatherette upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. Tax, title, license, registration and dealer fees are additional fees due at signing. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard across the board, and a six-speed automatic with a manual mode is optional on all 3 Series models. Now rated for 230 hp, base 3 Series coupes, sedans and wagons are renamed 328i and, when equipped with all-wheel drive, 328xi.
Stand-alone extras include an iDrive-based navigation system with real-time traffic updates, active steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless startup known as Comfort Access , three-stage heated seats and satellite radio. Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information helps avoid slowdowns, while the Head-up Display projects driving data right in your line of sight. A split-folding backseat is optional. The coupe is longer and lower than the previous-generation two-door, and with its tidier tail design, it's arguably more attractive than the sedan. The 335i and 335xi models come with a heavily modified version of this engine equipped with twin turbochargers and direct injection. The hardtop itself is comprised of three folding steel panels which, mechanisms and all, pad on an additional 450 pounds over the 3 Series coupe.
The driver is rewarded with natural and progressive effort each time the pedal is pressed, and the brake system features brake-fade compensation and brake-disc drying. How does it continue to win over people who write about cars for a living? Drives like a little tank in snow. Turbo lag is essentially nonexistent, giving the new engine the feel of a much larger normally aspirated engine. You can do them yourself with little knowledge and you tube videos. Variable Sport Steering: The 3 Series includes upgraded Electric Sport Steering, for an even more dynamic and responsive driving experience. The formula is rather simple: It rewards the driver like few other non-exotic cars can, with its communicative steering, intuitive handling and a family of smooth inline-six-cylinder engines. And do it all from the comfort of a full Dakota Leather interior.