Living in cold and snowy environments would make the Cold Weather package's heated steering wheel and front and rear seats more important, but I seldom used them in temperate L. The powertrain is quite responsive unless you quickly slap your foot from the brake to the accelerator at a green light. Interestingly, in Europe the 3-series with this engine is called the 320d, but in the American market it will carry levels of equipment to justify its designation. Overall fuel economy continues to tick upward by tenths of a mile per gallon, although our overall average is still 35 mpg. Content is reduced for the 320i, but as we found, the driving experience is similar to the more powerful 328i. Still, I found myself constantly navigating toward this diesel-powered station wagon. The recall began on October 7, 2015.
There isn't one specific thing I can call out but rather a collection of pleasant traits and clever features. Interior trim options vary depending on which of the three trim lines are selected. Even so, in the old days a gas turbo-four of this size would have been a dog, but thanks to direct injection and the eight-speed automatic, the 328i is sprightly off the line, with no consequential turbo lag. It was unique in all the right ways: sharply styled, functional, and optioned to the hilt including launch control!. The options list will include Luxury, Sport and Modern Lines as well as M Sport.
Many other features are incorporated into the iDrive system and its dashtop display. All 3 Series diesel models are paired exclusively to the eight-speed auto. Vehicle has gaps of years in its history with zero miles and even has less recorded miles 2 years later, how can this happen? See your dealer for details. You might also discover that diesel fuel tends to linger, on the ground and sometimes on a fuel-pump nozzle. See your dealer for details. Whenever I came back from a long trip, I was eager to get back into it, looking forward to hearing the smooth ignition chime and leaning back in the driver's seat. The diesel engine was potent enough for everyday commuting, however, with its 280 lb-ft of torque giving a sprightly feel off the line and the launch-control program—yes, this wagon has launch control—enabling a 7.
The M Sport package is a must-have for the seats alone, but the visual additions it includes are welcome, too. The styling and practicality of the wagon body remain high points for staffers and their families, and its quirky nature appeals to something deep in our lizard brains. A tank located near the trunk holds sufficient AdBlue fluid to last between normal oil-change intervals, or somewhere between 6000 and 10,000 miles. Do the same thing in America, though, where such cars are exceedingly rare, and rivulets of sweat form on foreheads. The 2014 3 Series is also offered as a diesel, hybrid, wagon, and funky. Not only was our 328d heavier, but its role as a camera car for video shoots also meant it had a harder life chasing sports cars up mountain roads and around racetracks.
As an added bonus, the dealer provided a free loaner car for the duration of the 328d's stay at the shop, which took less than a day both times. The similarity between the 328i and 328d says as much about the gas version as the diesel. Yes, a cheaper one would suffice. Though the lineup loses coupe and convertible models to the 4 Series nameplate, the still offers three body styles and multiple drivetrain combinations. That results in about a half-second delay before the boost picks up and the thrust begins. I question how valuable the touch-pad interface will prove to be over time, however.
Basically, a grommet in an underside panel is supposed to let water out but can instead gum up with debris. See your dealer for details. There, the techs traced the problem to a defective transfer case. Most models come standard with faux-leather upholstery, with genuine leather offered as an option. Vehicle Overview The 3 Series range has always offered a little something for everyone. See your dealer for details. The solution is to remove it and let the water drain freely.
Despite this, the 328d averaged 33. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. I was never pressured or made to feel uncomfortable. Slower than the old car, but quick enough to deal with most daily duties without breaking a sweat. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
See your dealer for details. That car boasts the same turbocharged 3. A thorough cleaning combined with a couple hundred miles of airing out took care of the stench. It reduces channel-hopping … or does it promote it? With a car like the 328d, the right options depend on your intent. It also packed automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, a power panoramic sunroof, and ambient lighting. This model, called the 328d, made its world debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on March 27th and hits showrooms in the fall of 2013. The 328d was far less thirsty than our 2012 328i sedan long-termer, which averaged 25.