We have 25,000 miles left to find out. Regardless of trim, the 3 Series sedan's cockpit is oriented around driving, the dash angled slightly toward the driver bringing all controls within easy reach. Line up all six generations, and the evolution is so apparent that even casual observers have no doubt what it is. Now, if I move it down to Eco Pro, that's gonna get me the best mileage. Lower speeds and cold startups have revealed the development of a couple of interior rattles, including one from the dashtop center speaker. The 3 Series Gran Turismo lacks any apples-to-apples competitors, though it's a viable alternative for drivers who want more space without the stigma of a station wagon.
Although I received the letter in December 2018, when I checked the website provided on the letter safercar. When driving hard, on a racetrack, for example, we found it beneficial to switch the system off, allowing the car to slide more and the rear tires to slip to achieve higher cornering speeds and more responsive acceleration performance coming out of the turns. Kuni also said that they had never heard of an egr valve issue and anti-freeze causing sediment to plug the vacuum line. The different trim levels available on the sedans have unique features on the inside. The Dynamic Handling package bundles the sportier suspension tuning from the M Sport line with variable-ratio steering.
We hardly took note of them, a good sign. It has a little bit of automatic transmission torque converter lag, but generally, it's pretty good. We found the 328i xDrive Sports Wagon every bit as nimble as the sedan. Cargo space in the wagon is more plentiful, at 17. Trunk space in the 3 Series sedan is typical for the class at 13 cubic feet. And pay for the lighting package! No indication on vehicle monitoring system that something was wrong.
The recall began on December 2, 2014. 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. A six-speed manual is available on sedans, but the wagon comes only with an eight-speed automatic transmission optional on the sedan. It's good for 335 net horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
But compared to some rival systems, it typically requires a few more twirls and clicks to get what you want. The new diesel engine, available on both the sedan and wagon, is a 2. While driving the 328i and 335i at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California, we noticed the six-cylinder engine delivered noticeably more thrust up the steep straightaway to The Corkscrew at the top of the circuit. This is untrue as there are times when you may want warm or hot air to go the the windshield. Meanwhile, the 3 Series coupe and convertible are history, as the redesigned versions of these cars will be known as part of the 2014 4 Series line. Black leather interior with electrically adjustable front heated seats.
It constantly is asking to accept the warnings that first go on telling you to notlook at screen. The contact had not experienced a failure. The base seats are nice, and the leatherette looks and feels like leather. Reported engine coolant had to be refilled before first repair. There's also more leg- and headroom, including 2.
The smell of anti-freeze and diesel filled the car as smoke started coming from the engine, while I was driving on the freeway. This package also adds a head-up display. A new entry-level model, the 320i, features a detuned version of the turbocharged 2. According to the dealership the vehicle once again has metal shavings in the fuel system. Our dealer verified that the pads still had nice, long lives ahead of them and installed a software update that should, we hope, put an end to the false alarms. The letter states that there is no remedy available yet. The cockpit, angled toward the driver by seven degrees, presents important controls within easy reach.
When I complained, dealer tech said typical for this model and tire. Available xDrive all-wheel drive can enhance handling stability and control in slippery conditions. At our test track, we recorded a scorching 5. So it goes with each stint behind the wheel of our long-term. Make the most of your reading experience - view all… Although some vehicles feel smaller inside than their exterior presence would suggest, other vehicles are roomier inside than you might guess from their small exterior dimensions. It's been 3 months now and the air quality inside the car is soo bad that I am getting headache from the soot and co gas coming out of ac vent.
Although the latest version doesn't shutter quite so violently as the first iteration, it continues to be invasive and, in our opinion, kicks in too soon. My 2014 wagon with 50k miles is in the dealer more than on the road it seems! The Cold Weather package comes with heated front and rear seats plus a heated steering wheel. Not even sure if problem will arise again in the next couple of weeks. Car died in intersection and would not start. Months in Fleet: 8 months Current Mileage: 24,761 miles Average Fuel Economy: 35 mpg Fuel Tank Size: 15. Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J.
Considering we recorded a decent 7. Like the sedans, the Sports Wagon is available with Luxury, Sport and M Sport trims. Engine light on again and found hole in melted intake manifold which was replaced. The diesel engine delivers strong performance and excellent fuel economy. Now, let's go and take a look under the hood. The cost of the ActiveHybrid3 is harder to justify.