Our old 328i's base seat and steering wheel aren't as comfortable as this new car's sport-package setup, but all of its interior materials feel a full class more expensive than the new car's. But the cylinder is a much hotter, higher pressure place than the intake port and poses big hurdles for the fuel injectors and the optimization of just how, when and how much fuel is squirted in. Now before I get flamed into internet oblivion let me say that acceleration notwithstanding, that 330i has totally won my heart! But for driving enthusiasts, the E90 remains the benchmark. Like sweet cream, energy pours out of the 335i's engine throughout the rev range. The four-door 3 Series sedan is most familiar, and among the most passenger friendly. Depending upon how perfectly the engine is running at any time, control interpolates between the two strategies.
For the Sedans, the option includes both; for the Sports Wagon, only the side-window shades. The 328xi includes as standard safety equipment antilock disc brakes, dynamic brake control, stability control which incorporates disc-pad wiping of brake rotors when windshield wipers are in use , run-flat tires, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. Direct fuel injection sprays fuel directly into the cylinders, or more precisely the combustion chambers. Most of the optional features on the 2007 5 Series carry over to 2008, with few exceptions. The bore has been reduced from 85.
The 328i however, has much more everyday usable power and is faster. Altogether, the N54 weighs 419 lb. Here are details of how this dramatic progress was achieved — over an engine that was already outstanding in all these respects: Evolved Valvetronic variable valve lift. Further, the ride over smooth surfaces is splendid, the car seemingly gliding along in complete serenity. Based on my frame by frame analysis it went: 0-20: 2.
Reviewers write about the sense of confidence the 328i gives drivers in every conceivable road situation and condition as testimony to its handling prowess. Sorry for the slightly shaky video. Beginning as steel tubes, the camshafts are shaped in a hydroforming procedure, subjected from the inside to a water pressure of 58,000 lb. The 3 Series also offers paddle shifters on the steering wheel with the optional six-speed automatic transmission. This also avoids possible excess oil temperatures and oil foaming. With new twin-turbo engine, the 535xi Sport Wagon becomes the quickest 5 Series wagon ever offered in the U.
The optional six-speed Steptronic automatic, which includes normal, sport, and manual shift modes, makes the jump in 7. The 328i includes as standard safety equipment antilock disc brakes, dynamic brake control, stability control which incorporates disc-pad wiping of brake rotors when windshield wipers are in use , run-flat tires, a tire pressure monitor, front-seat side airbags, and front and rear head protection system. Its basic shell, known as the E90 chassis, was sold from 2006—2011. The maroon car here is a 2008 328i—six cylinders, 230 hp. Acting on input from the rain sensor an element of the standard rain-sensing windshield wipers , the pads are periodically brought up to the rotors — just enough to eliminate any film of water between pads and rotors, but not enough to cause a brake application.
On the conventional 0—60 run, the more powerful four-banger is 0. Because their differences are telling. That system puts another computer sensor to work when you lift your foot off the accelerator quickly. Inside, the changes refine ergonomic details. The 3er has always been about trying to reach that perfect overall balance, not simply excel at one aspect or another. It uses Intelligent Alternator Control and a high-capacity Absorbent Glass Mat battery.
As a higher compression ratio benefits both fuel efficiency and especially low-speed torque — traditional turbo engines have suffered on both counts — the N54 benefits mightily: its compression ratio is 10. The system can also be turned off via a switch on the multi-function steering wheel or in the iDrive menu. There are over 1,000 radio stations nationwide that currently offer high-definition broadcasts. I just rested my digital camera on top of the steering wheel and did this in one take since the opportunity for long trafficless open nearly flat roads is rare. Second, if you examine where the 3-series is going, you learn something about the industry that follows it.
The optional sport steering wheel with the Sport package will change begining with September production. In addition to the magnesium construction, other weight-saving materials include hollow camshafts, saving a remarkable 2. For 2008 Package highlights include new contents for both Premium and Sport Packages for 6-cylinder models, as well as a revised Sport Package for the 550i Sedan. All turbo components subjected to the most extreme heat i. The dramatic increases in performance and economy come courtesy of a number of new technologies that combine to provide significant and noticeable driver benefits.