Interior: Black leather and bamboo anthracite wood trim are liberal, while soft-touch plastics and aluminum accents help to round out a very nice interior. Despite its improved fuel economy, it retains the sporting character that has long defined the 3 Series line. It has no idea how to navigate from point A to point B. Even in the worst automotive sales climate in nearly two decades, more than 90,000 people in this country bought a 3 sedan, wagon, convertible, coupe or M last year. So we have a compact 4-door, powered by a 3. The 3 Series cars are based on a rear-wheel-drive layout.
The author is solely responsible for the content. It is much more fuel eficient than I would have expected, 29 mpg on a tank of gas, commuting with both city and freeway driving. The difference, of course, is the convertible's retractable metal hardtop, which opens or closes at the touch of a button in just 22 seconds. All models share mechanical components and similarly compact exterior dimensions. For drivers more interested in sunshine and wind, there is the convertible. What's New for 2011 The 3 Series coupe and convertible have been slightly restyled for 2011, and have been given an additional model in the form of the more sport-oriented 335is.
The Convertible offers the least cargo space. The 335i's Valvetronic system, which eliminates the need for a throttle plate, makes fuel economy equal to or better than the naturally aspirated 328i. When you back up, there are parking distance sensors. The M Sport package adds many of the 335is features. It also requires urea to meet 50-state emissions standards.
The smooth and quick 328i is a delight to drive, with a refined powertrain, agile handling and a firm, yet supple and controlled ride. Dealer replaced all plugs and coils under extended warranty. It's a classic in every sense of the word. Diesel fuel can sometimes cost more than gasoline, though, negating some operating cost savings. Introduction They say that variety is the spice of life. They were only sold in N.
I did notice a reflection on the windshield coming from the dash air vents — they are two separate vents up there, and I could clearly see their reflection for much of my driving. There's a lot of weight to the steering at city speeds — at first, that can feel burdensome — but the result is a steady stream of feedback from the road. Those in search of something more will be well served by the 335i, which maintains the 328i's refinement while adding a huge wallop of turbo torque that's always on tap. It's great for couples or families who often bring the dog, though it isn't available with the turbocharged engine. They sounded worth looking into.
It wouldn't accelerate as usual. The rear features a unique bumper, black chrome exhaust tips, additional air ducting, and a black lower diffuser. I used to borrow my friend's 2001 325i sedan to go on job interviews in and out of Boston, hoping the interviews would end quickly so I could go back and drive some more. Nothing seemed to make sense, yet you needed all the functions that it controlled. It's in the little 3 Series. The 335i models come with power front seats with memory and Logic 7 audio. Eventually someone will perfect this.
Every so often I try to push its limits in terms of cornering and acceleration and it handles it all without complaints. Bottom line, the 328i is a great vehicle, and I love it to death. The repair shop says the notification has to do with the diesel urea exhaust fluid tank level indicator. Even the optional automatic transmission is tuned for crisp, sporty shifting. It's been like this for nearly two decades. Now occupants just sit down and close the doors, and the belts come to them. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
The regular warranty covered the repair. The 335d sedan is powered by an ultra-high tech, 3. The non-linear, progressive algorithm that controls the brake system can make smooth stops a challenge in casual driving, at least until the driver has had time to get familiar with the feel of the brake pedal. The convertibles add knee airbags that help keep front passengers from sliding under the seat belts. The G has far more power which I'm sure the 335i would correct and an exhaust note that is plain old sexy.
Conversely, my beemer which I bought new in 2010 has already been in for warranty work 3 times. Given the proper care, it should run as smooth and quick as ever. Had itr checked, there was no problem. The 335is coupe and convertible have a twin-turbo engine that makes 320 horsepower. The Sport Wagon is easily the best choice in the 3 Series line for cargo hauling. So — was it a joy to drive? A slow refrigerant leak developed.
Which is why, in my opinion, they hit it out of the park every time with this series. Still, I wanted to retain a convertible and something sportier than a 335i sedan. I was interested in seeing why it is that the automotive press invariably waxes poetic about this car, in any iteration. It also has programmable preset buttons that look like radio presets but can be used to store anything from common navigation destinations to audio balance. A stronger engine improves acceleration and still manages good fuel economy, but seat revisions reduced comfort.