It takes a second longer to reverse the process, which is about seven seconds quicker than its closest competitor, the Volvo C70. All vehicles have a marvelously balanced chassis and outstanding road feel. I turned the car in 2 months early for the safety issues and they expected me to pay a fine. Interior Design and Special Features The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury. Expect the 328i to be in the mid-6-second range, which is hardly pokey.
Coupe and convertible versions of the 328 come with slightly more equipment. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors when the windshield wipers are in use wet brakes don't stop so well and snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle, which quickens brake responsiveness. In addition, the convertible, coupe and sedan are available as the rear-drive 335i, and the sedan and coupe are available as the all-wheel-drive 335xi. To date, a scant few have been able to accomplish the latter. We'd steer clear of the optional navigation system, though, as its accompanying iDrive interface is very unintuitive. Meanwhile, the twin-turbo engine provides the kind of acceleration formerly associated with the high-performance M3. The coupe also has a sport-tuned suspension while the convertible has a power-retractable hardtop.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. There are four body styles, two engines, two transmissions and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. As always, it provides a tremendous mix of handling, ride quality, performance, luxury and styling. Would you like to sell products for this vehicle on Amazon. New for 2008, paddle shifters can be added to the entry-level 328i versions. Though a tad plain, the emphasis, through items such as supportive seats and clean analog gauges, is on driver comfort and involvement.
Even the convertible model manages to retain much of the 3's handling pedigree, despite its added weight and loss of structural rigidity. 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. 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. I owned the car for one year and had to get coil replace and value gasket cover twice. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. The current and much-praised, fifth-generation E90 version is no doubt the best, and is among the most rewarding cars to drive at any price.
Other notable features are a much-improved, rapid-shifting six-speed automatic; special reflective leather to keep the seats cool up to 30 degrees cooler than conventional leather when the top is down; and, of course, the spectacular 300-hp twin-turbo inline-six that was introduced in last year's 335i coupe. Heck, it's even pretty fuel efficient. They should publicly warn about their defect in this car. Trunk space is average in sedans and coupes, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. The 335i models are powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the same six-cylinder. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. If you're in the market for an entry-level luxury car, chances are there's a 3 Series to consider.
In several comparison tests Edmunds. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. M-level exhilaration will be provided by an all-new ridiculously light high-revving 4. Beyond simply feeling rock-solid when hustled around turns, this car communicates with the driver in a manner that inspires confidence no matter what kind of driving you're doing. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site.
In addition to its more powerful engine, the 335 model has power front seats and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system. However, the Volvo has a nifty loading feature that electronically motors the roof panels out of the way for easier access to the trunk space with the top down. The wagon also has roof rails for extra cargo-toting flexibility. The convertible carries over unchanged. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. The convertible carries over unchanged. They should offer incentives to turn in the car.
And even when that happens, this Bavarian classic has consistently retaken its crown. The 335i models are powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the same six-cylinder. Top speed of 25 mph when the fuel injection system goes down. 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. On the 335i coupe, a new 19-inch alloy wheel set is available, and the standard 16-inch alloy wheels have been restyled for the 328. 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.