The new-for-2013 ActiveHybrid 3 comes with essentially the same equipment as the 335i sedans, only with a hybrid-specific display, special 18-inch Streamline alloy wheels, and there's no Sport, M Sport, or Active Cruise Control option. Choose Your Option Automatic Transmission 6 speed 3. Drivability matters, and the 3 Series delivers it — plus a lot more. The navigation system now has real-time traffic information and 3D topographical views that can help you. Sport seats just up the ante on all of the above.
Depending on how you equip your 3-Series, you can end up with a spirited, sensible sport sedan, a focused track-day machine that really looks the part, or a small luxury sedan with a sporting edge. And it earns top 'good' scores in frontal, side, and rear impact tests, along with roof strength, and earns the Top Safety Pick designation. This is a great looking car with power when you need it and excellent fuel economy when traveling on long trips. As of 2013, the 3 Series sedan once again offers all-wheel drive as well, called xDrive. The 328 would have never come out on top in our competition if it didn't balance its excellent drivability with some mainstream benefits.
The trunk was also the largest at 13 cubic feet. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. The 3-Series order sheet is long, and impressive. It's an evolution, yet one that goes in a refreshing direction when you hold it up to all the high-beltline sport-sedan designs of the past decade. Claims on engine warranties are limited to manufacturer defects in the pistons, heads, block, crankshafts, rockers, and oil pumps. There's no doubt, people will pay extra for a luxury name. Going turbocharged has a very positive effect on fuel economy.
Peak torque happens at just 1,250 rpm. For what it's worth, the imitation stuff is often convincing and may age more gracefully. The instrument panel is laid out in a horizontal way that maximizes interior space and presents the optional, widescreen display on the dash by itself. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship.
Even four-cylinder models are geared tall for highway cruising. In short, if you wouldn't have to listen to the somewhat less sweet soundtrack of the 328i models you'd never guess that it's packing just four cylinders. A lane departure warning system is also optional. Top speed is an electronically-limited 130 mph. This transmission unit includes a transmission case, valve body, tail shaft and housing, torque converter automatic only , and all internal lubricated parts. As is required of all 2012 and later models, the 3 Series includes and an with. Not much about the interior of the 3-Series is nostalgic or a throwback to prior generations either.
With last year's redesign, the 3-Series got a couple of extra inches of length and wheelbase, with most of that About two inches of that going to extra legroom in back. There's nothing wrong with the more powerful 335i, but outside of a racetrack the additional power doesn't seem necessary. The extra gears allow the 328i to launch confidently off the line without sacrificing efficient cruising. Common items that are not guaranteed include but not limited too nuts, bolts, links, seals, bushings, ball joints, brackets, bezels, wiring, cables, sensors and other applicable items depending on the part. That much hasn't changed; for decades the 3-Series has been many different things to a wide range of people who do all have one thing in common—they enjoy to drive. 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.
But panic braking isn't something you deal with on a regular basis I hope! That's not worth paying for? As one footnote, the engine sound from the four-cylinder engine in the 328i involves a fair amount of almost diesel-like direct-injection clatter at low speeds. Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport modes vary the accelerator and power-steering responsiveness along with the transmission's willingness to downshift and hold lower gears. Across the lineup, you get the latest version of iDrive, which requires you to use a multi-way controller down on the center console to navigate menus for non-essential functions. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations. Across the lineup, you get the latest version of iDrive, which requires you to use a multi-way controller down on the center console to navigate menus for non-essential functions.
The 328i sedan has a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new 3-Series is just a few inches longer than the outgoing model, and measures bumper to bumper at 183 inches long. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties. The purchased item may need to be repainted, refinished, or reupholstered for proper color match. With now excelling with advanced twin-scroll turbocharger technology, we expect this model to be a top performer in its class — both in speed and efficiency. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms if you have to wait for repairs.
This transmission unit includes a transmission case, valve body, tail shaft and housing, torque converter automatic only , and all internal lubricated parts. Our nitpick with the system: we'd like a little more feedback from the road at lower speeds, something the hydraulic system did very well. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. That's pretty impressive, and only becomes more so when you know the 328i was also the quickest to 60 mph, making it in 6. The car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 7. The newer sedans are instantly recognizable as more contemporary with their larger greenhouse, more actively sculpted flanks, and wider front-end look. The M3 continues to generate lusty thoughts from true driving enthusiasts with its special performance package, M Sport suspension, and upgraded brakes, plus a 414-hp, 4.