The 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters is now standard on 328i, 328d and 340i models. In Sport+ transmission mode, it allows the driver to rev the engine right up to the rev limiter, and also to perform multiple sequential downshifts. Three different engines are available, starting with the base, turbocharged, 2. It comes with a 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3. Hopefully more people will think of the 328i when the word wagon comes up instead of the Queen Family Truckster.
The quality is top-notch German-luxury car. A great deal of that tranquility can be credited to another part of the Track Handling plan, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The standard transmission is an 8-speed automatic, but a 6-speed manual, just for fun, is available at the same price for the 320i, 328i, 340i, and 340i xDrive. Cadillac does have an advantage, however, in that it offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which are top-notch multimedia systems based on smartphone integration. The model I drove also included a head-up display that lighted the inside of the windshield with my speed and the posted speed limit. The 328i comes with a 13.
The Estoril Blue Metallic shade is still reserved exclusively for cars equipped with the M Sport package. The new name hints at a more powerful engine, with the 340i making about 20 more horsepower than the old 335i did. Why not post the distance to the nearest Starbucks, or the location of the nearest fellow 328i driver? Revised front and rear styling looks a little bit sharper, while upgraded suspension and a redesigned electronic power steering system help aid handling. Imagine the filthiest interior possible, and this one was worse. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect your actual lease payment. Failed to get data, please try again. 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.
Its peak torque comes at a low 1250 rpm, and that sure gets you started fast. Once one gets a little practice in navigating menus, it's no better or worse in function than the Mercedes-Benz Comand controller system, and seems decidedly faster than the Cadillac User Experience touch-screen system. High-quality interior, driver focused ergonomics. Does it feel as directly connected as prior generations of the 3 Series? And then 10 years on power train etc. There are broader side air intakes that are designed to make the car look even wider. Paddle shifters are available, but like most people, I used them only once to try them and then let the automatic do my shifting for me. No Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press matter the features, any 3 Series is a step above most competitors when it comes to interior refinement and the quality of materials.
All of these various systems are available in packages or as stand-alone options, but they do add considerably to the bottom line. Source: Edmunds All vehicle specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Continuous sensor monitoring of longitudinal and lateral acceleration, speed and steering angle allows the damping to be optimally matched to road characteristics and the driving situation. The Adaptive M package offers electronically controlled dampers that monitor things like lateral and longitudinal acceleration, road speed and steering angle for optimal driving characteristics in the corners. Make the most of your secure shopping experience by creating an account. If the driver now activates the Parking Assistant, the car will steer itself into the space while the driver merely has to control the accelerator and brake or switch between forward and reverse gear when prompted. The crankcase is very rigid due to its closed-deck design — which means that the cylinder water jacket is closed at the top — while thermally joined, high-strength cylinder liners with twin-wire, arc-sprayed coating save weight, allow greater thermal transfer due to the thinner cylinder wall thickness and reduce internal friction.
Failed to get data, please try again. Variable Sport Steering: The 3 Series includes upgraded Electric Sport Steering, for an even more dynamic and responsive driving experience. Options and Packages enable further individualization. Then, add a margin or profit dealers love the word profit of typically anywhere from 3% to 5% over cost to arrive at a purchase target price. For a busy Los Angeles driver, this seemed like a wasted opportunity.
Read on to find out. The Cool Hauler Obviously, wagons can carry way more gear than any sedan, but just how much more? I previously owned and was quite happy with 3 Infinitis: an i30, a g35x and a g37xs. But these are no longer entry-level luxury vehicles, with the 3 Series and its competitors now sold alongside smaller entries from their own manufacturers. New-generation 8-speed automatic transmissions help the cars achieve excellent mileage, too -- up to 34 mpg with the 328i Sedan. It was finished in a high-gloss lacquer and therefore showed a number of scratches in high-use areas, particularly across the console, but this is to be expected if you opt for such a finish; piano black lacquer is worse.
The German automaker introduced the 3 Series in 1975, but it took 11 years before a version was offered, with the 3 Series Touring first making its appearance four years into the s second generation in 1986. Should be 7 years bumper to bumper. We simply want the engine and exhaust sounded much better, as it sounds a bit like a vacuum cleaner. In America, wagons are not popular. A bit thick-bodied, and sitting quite low, this Sports Wagon offers less visibility than some drivers will want. With them folded down, you can get a lots of things in the back, specifically thinking about the large entrance of the rear hatch.