Skip to details on the: , New for 2014 The 3 Series Sport Wagon rejoins the lineup after skipping a model year, and a new Gran Turismo version that combines coupe and hatchback styling is also new. It's available as a sedan, hatchback Gran Turismo or wagon, and numerous drivetrains are offered including hybrid and diesel versions. With the same basic 2. Step up to any of the 335i models and you get a few more features, including larger 18-inch alloys, power front seats, and xenon headlamps with adaptive light control. Compared to the high-beltline sport-sedan designs of the past decade, it's a refreshing direction.
Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing. The Park Distance Control system is part of a Parking Package, which also includes a rear-view camera and the Side and Top View camera system. Often maligned in years past, iDrive has matured into a more usable, if still complex, system. The recall began on July 6, 2015. All wagons come with standard all-wheel drive, and with one of two engines: the same 240-horsepower unit found in the 328i sedan, or the 181-horsepower four-cylinder diesel for 328d xDrive Sports Wagon models. A range of trim lines provides for customization of design and equipment. The 335i models are the most potent, but the four-cylinder turbo in the 328i offers nearly as much speed and arguably more fun as you work to keep it at full boil--with better gas mileage.
This model is a very handy, multi-purpose vehicle. Trunk space in sedans is impressive, even though the trunk opening can be a bit small for fitting larger or longer items. An Adaptive M Sport suspension package adds electronically controlled damping. We do, however, like how the latest models with navigation also add a capacitive touch pad on top of the controller--a very useful feature. 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. The 2014 3 Series is also offered as a diesel, hybrid, wagon, and funky.
We'd only wish for a little more sense of the roadway surface before you approach those limits, which is what the hydraulic steering in the former F90 and the current Coupes provided. Life has a way of forcing us to prioritize function over fun, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little of both. The hood is lower at the nose, but rises higher than the previous model thanks to pedestrian safety regulations; the cabin is larger and longer. A new model has joined the sedan range at the entry-level price point: the 320i. From the front, the new 3-Series looks a lot like the old one--aggressive headlights, a modern take on the kidney grille, flared air intakes--but move around the side, and the new profile takes shape.
The entire 3-Series lineup, whether you go for the Gran Turismo or the base 320i sedan, gets Auto Start-Stop, which shuts off the engine at stoplights, as long as automatic versions are in Drive or manual versions are in a gear with the clutch and brake depressed. I had the 320i before and it barely gave me 22 mpg. The result is a roomier cabin, especially for backseat passengers who enjoy 2. A new entry-level model, the 320i, features a detuned version of the turbocharged 2. The is easy to use, it has a user-friendly interface and Please take a look at the to see it in action.
No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied as to the accuracy of the information provided on this site. The only exception to that is 328i xDrive models, which are automatic-only. Engines for the Gran Turismo range mirror those found in the 328i and 335i sedans. Features and equipment are good even in base models, though the new 320i does strip out much of the standard infotainment and technology. The next step up the ladder is the 328i, rated at 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.
It was unique in all the right ways: sharply styled, functional, and optioned to the hilt including launch control! See your dealer for details. Dip into the options list for the 3-Series and you can raise the sticker price, easily, by thousands. Ride quality is superb in virtually all models in the lineup. From the 328i and up, however, the standard iDrive system ties its multi-function controller into the center stack display for entertainment, navigation, audio, and other functions. It's now possible to fit adults in back in the sedan, although taller occupants will still be splaying their knees and you won't want to subject adults to vast distances in the back seat. Taking a look back at the interior of the 3-Series Coupe and Convertible models, we can't help but think that the newer Sedans are a little busy in some of their interior variations, and all of their clever cut lines and transitioning surfaces.
There's really nothing retro or nostalgic about the current 3-Series models, and we appreciate that; the horizontally oriented instrument panel helps maximize space, and overall the interior layout provides a coherence missing from the last-generation 3-Series. In manual-transmission form, the 328i sedan can get to 60 mph in just 5. Being a Diesel car, it really impresses me the way it runs, you can barely tell the difference between this and the. A manual will also be offered, and an Active M Differential will help handling and stability. Its diesel powertrain made it all the more interesting, promising better fuel economy and plentiful torque.