To our eyes, visibility out of the convertible is essentially equivalent to that of the coupe. Paddle shifters are newly optional on the entry-level 328 versions. Would you like to sell products for this vehicle on Amazon. 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. Interior Design and Special Features The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury.
Power production was enough of a concern for the naturally aspirated engine that much of the front end is changed from the normal 3-Series in order to maximize air intake--so much so that the fog lights normally standard on the 3-Series are omitted for more air intake capacity. Looks-wise, you probably won't spot the new convertible by its 3-series-coupe-like front-end, but rather from the rear, where the coupe's flowing roofline is replaced by a distinct line where the convertible's roof meets the trunk. In addition to its more powerful engine, the 335 model has power front seats and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. The light powerplant--it is about 33 pounds lighter than the previous M3 generation's inline six-cylinder--will generate 420 horsepower and spin up to 8,400 rpm.
Tap the accelerator, the turbos kick in and it is off like a shot. This gem of an engine produces 300 horsepower and an equal amount of torque. We loved the iPod, the bluetooth, the sports seats and the handling. Sedans and wagons equipped with the six-speed automatic and Sport Package can now be upgraded with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Power, braking, and handling are perfectly matched to the vehicle's size and intended usage. The fourth generation of the legendary M3 joins the lineup in 2008. All come in a rear-wheel-drive 328i trim level, while the coupe, sedan and wagon also come in all-wheel-drive 328xi trim.
We'd steer clear of the optional navigation system, though, as its accompanying iDrive interface is very unintuitive. The wagon also has roof rails for extra cargo-toting flexibility. The coupe is expected to go on sale in the U. The 335i and 335xi are powered by a heavily modified, twin-turbocharged version of the same 3. You can also replace the standard walnut interior accents with either light poplar or aluminum trim at no additional cost.
The sedan and wagon ride on 16-inch alloys instead of the 17-inchers found on the coupe and convertible. There are four body styles, two engines, two transmissions and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. In the 3-series' case, the top itself adds 300 pounds, while the extra chassis reinforcements pack on another 150, so expect a 335i convertible to weigh about 4000 pounds. The convertible's 12-cubic-foot trunk is actually one cube larger than the coupe's, but shrinks to 7 with the top down; still leaving usable space beneath the panels. We bought a 2011 X3 28i. That also compares favorably with the Volvo C70's 13 cubic feet top-up and 6 top-down.
In performance testing, the turbocharged 3 Series sedan and coupe raced up to 60 mph in fewer than 5 seconds -- about the same as the last M3. It takes a second longer to reverse the process, which is about seven seconds quicker than its closest competitor, the Volvo C70. Drives well in the snow, totes a good amount of cargo when then seats are folded down, has tons of safety features, and overall I can drive in all weather conditions. It handles sublime, is very fast and quick, comfortable ride, excellent stereo, and looks great. Tis is the best car for me.
In several comparison tests Edmunds. They cannot reliably repair the fuel injection defect. Other firsts for this latest generation of M3 are an aluminum suspension, Mdrive for driver configuration of the engine control, and a nifty regenerative braking system that powers the electronics. However, the 3-series has a folding rear seat and a 16-inch-wide trunk pass through to accommodate the must-have set of golf clubs under the folded roof. Most notable is the addition of the 335xi coupe, which adds all-wheel drive to the turbocharged 3 Series two-door. Expect the 328i to be in the mid-6-second range, which is hardly pokey.
And even when that happens, this Bavarian classic has consistently retaken its crown. The new M3 is 2008's big change. Trunk space is average in sedans and coupes, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. From the driver's seat, we can tell you that the new 3-series is among the stiffest in its class, with almost no perceptible quivers felt through either the seat or steering wheel. M-level exhilaration will be provided by an all-new ridiculously light high-revving 4. Despite its potent power plants, the 3 Series remains fuel efficient. The front seats have enough firm support to ward off fatigue during a day's worth of driving, while the rear seats are adequately roomy for adults on shorter trips and plenty accommodating for children.
I owned the car for one year and had to get coil replace and value gasket cover twice. It will make 60 mph in 4. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. As always, it provides a tremendous mix of handling, ride quality, performance, luxury and styling. 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 , heated front seats and satellite radio. Convertible and sedan versions will follow later in 2008.