The nine-speaker sound system is excellent. The xDrive all-wheel-drive system, however, was imperceptible at all times. Any six-cylinder 2013 model 328 that appears in Cars. Moving a foot under the bumper can also open the trunk. Leather comes in all the 328i's Line packages, including our M Sport.
Though not as large as the Acura on the outside, it has good interior space, including serviceable front-seat legroom, above-average backseat legroom and the most front- and rear-seat headroom in our comparison test. Off-the-line acceleration and passing power is impressive, aided by a delightful eight-speed automatic that executes shifts with decisive authority. A lane departure warning system is also optional. The ActiveHybrid3 is powered by a turbocharged 3. As of 2013, the 3 Series sedan once again offers all-wheel drive as well, called xDrive. The rear-drive M3 coupe and convertible are also carryover models and are powered by a naturally aspirated 414-hp, 295 lb-ft 4.
Units Affected 840000 Motor Trend tests dozens of vehicles every year, everything from fuel misers to speed demons. While the base model is austere, each of the others is classier and suits a particular taste, from classic — with wood trim — to contemporary or sporty with more metal and a cooler color palette. The 240-hp, 255 lb-ft turbocharged 2. All our test cars had automatic transmissions and were clocked with two adults onboard. .
It beat the next-best S60 by almost 0. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. That's right; even lower-priced luxury cars often give you the opportunity to pay for features that are standard from more modest brands. The ActiveHybrid 3 with the turbo 3. Yes, I had heard the gurgled idle and gnarled engine note and felt the occasional vibration.
Controls are easy to see and read. For what it's worth, the imitation stuff is often convincing and may age more gracefully. Fuel Consumption Economy , Emissions and Range Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 6. The power is produced by a turbocharged engine of 2 litre capacity. Engine Alignment : Longitudinal Engine Position : Front Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1997 cm3 or 121. Yes, our test car was one of the most expensive in the Challenge, even without navigation and some other features, but it was reasonably well-equipped and accommodating, and no other car made us as gleeful behind the wheel. Nothing looks or feels cheap.
Driver-focused powertrain and chassis make it a scalpel among sledgehammers. Safety The 2013 3 Series sedan was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, having scored Good in frontal, side, rear and roof-strength tests. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Among them are a number of cars that are quick in a straight line and also surprisingly fuel efficient. Sure, the new 3 in the Luxury trim of our test car was designed to keep comfort a priority, but it can still be pushed harder and faster than what seems sensible for a four-door sedan. 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.
Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Braking remains as solid and strong as ever, even if our tester sometimes exhibited an odd pedal feel, with the first millimetre of pedal travel feeling occasionally pinched. The 3 Series sedan is available with a turbocharged 2. It was as though I needed to apologize. Send Joe an Hide full review. The front seats also have side-impact airbags and.
Damping rates too soft for a car with so much grunt. About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the F30 3 Series Sedan has McPherson struts. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. Balance Defined Take a look at any Cars. Few of its shortfalls were simply features that could have been added to bring the car to parity. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.