In previous generations, the six-cylinder 328 and 325 versions were too poky. They also like the high-end materials and good build quality found in all 3-Series interiors. Both of these engines employ twin-scroll turbocharging for quick responsiveness as. The system permits operation on electric power alone for up to 2. Getting a 360-degree view of your surroundings might be helpful when reversing, but seeing the sides of your car when it's just sitting still feels gimmicky, at best. New for 2013 A new entry-level 320i sedan with a 180-hp turbo 2. Most of the lineup is offered in 328i and 335i variants, with the 328i getting a new 240-horsepower, 2.
Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Major options include a variable-ratio Variable Sports steering system, the Adaptive M Suspension, a Head-Up Display, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and a High-Beam Assistant. Most options are grouped into packages and include features like wood or aluminum trim, navigation, lane departure and forward collision warning systems, an upgraded Harman Kardon stereo, a moonroof, parking sensors and a backup camera. It comes with a 414-horsepower V8 and either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission, plus Electronic Damping Control with an optimized M Dynamic Mode.
Also, last year's redesign brought more back-seat space and cargo space to sedans, as well as a more sophisticated, isolated ride. Drivability matters, and the 3 Series delivers it — plus a lot more. Sports Wagon models are distinguished by their elongated roofline and exemplary utility and versatility compared to the other models. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Most of the 3-Series lineup is offered in Sport Line, Luxury Line, and Modern Line versions, with each of these distinguished by separate trims, materials, and details. Next year, redesigned two-door 3 Series and M3 models become 4 Series and M4 coupes and convertibles.
Damping rates too soft for a car with so much grunt. The 3-Series is offered in Sedan, Sports Wagon, Coupe and Convertible body styles, each with several potential powertrains. Also Dark Burl Walnut trim is now available separately on the 328i and 328i xDrive models. What also matters is how the brakes feel, and here again the 328i beat the others, with effortless stopping power, good pedal feel and linearity on both application and release. Modern Line 3-Series cars now come with an all-black upper dash and steering wheel to compliment. Optional features include leather, heated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and sport seats, which offer more side bolstering. This creates a sort of shelf that can decompress or compress a car's suspension rather dramatically if you're going fast enough when you hit it, and given that the average speed on that road is considerably higher than the 45-mph speed….
The 13-cubic-foot trunk not only provides one more cubic foot of volume than before, there's also a handy bin under a hinged floor panel for stashing items out of sight. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. Safety The 2013 3 Series sedan was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, having scored Good in frontal, side, rear and roof-strength tests. The trunk was also the largest at 13 cubic feet. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014.
Compound cross-drilled brakes are also included, as are an M variable differential lock and an M Drive button that allows you to save personalized settings. Another reviewer says that some switchgear, such as the gear shift and turn-signal stalk, could be easier to use. All of these are accessed through the iDrive screen-based interface. There's also a new Driving Dynamics Control, with Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Eco Pro modes, Convertible models of the 3-Series come with a reasonable amount of cargo space, and their soft-top arrangement folds tightly and neatly away in just 23 seconds. The convertible has a very small trunk to begin with, and nearly no storage space when the top is down. The coupe, convertible and top-performing M3 versions remain unchanged, but the redesigned wagon hits dealerships this spring as a 2014. The extra gears allow the 328i to launch confidently off the line without sacrificing efficient cruising.
A Competition Package is available and has a lowered suspension and wider-offset wheels. While the base model is austere, each of the others is classier and suits a particular taste, from classic — with wood trim — to contemporary or sporty with more metal and a cooler color palette. Sedan and Sports Wagon models both have Auto Start-Stop, which shuts the engine off at stoplights and smartly starts it again when the brake is released. Standard safety equipment includes frontal airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags that protect front and rear occupants in side impacts. Back seat is a bit tighter in the Convertible, as well as the Coupe, with the 3-Series Sedan and Sports Wagon offering easier entry and exit plus more rear legroom and width. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the sedan and wagon with five out of five stars.
It's got the right combination of performance, practicality, and driving fun. One example: It had the best observed gas mileage at 28. One example: It had the best observed gas mileage at 28. As is required of all 2012 and later models, the 3 Series includes and an with. Modern Line 3-Series cars now come with an all-black upper dash and steering wheel to compliment Black Dakota Leather and Dark Oyster piping and Dark Pearl metallic trim replaces Pearl metallic trim.
This review covers the 328i sedan, which was redesigned for 2012. The 240-hp, 255 lb-ft turbocharged 2. Another eye-opener for new shoppers is that most of these cars have imitation leather upholstery rather than the real thing in their base models the A4 is an exception. As of 2013, the 3 Series sedan once again offers all-wheel drive as well, called xDrive. Coupe models are available in rear- or all-wheel-drive, while the convertible model is rear-drive only.