Line up all six generations, and the evolution is apparent. It's got half of a Bluetooth system and half of a smart-key system. This world-exclusive technology combines High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, Double-Vanos variable camshaft timing and Valvetronic variable valve timing with twin-scroll turbocharging. Befitting The Ultimate Driving Machine, a Sport Package is available for both the 320i and 320i xDrive. For the 320i xDrive the Sport Package includes 18-inch light-alloy wheels with all-season tires, sport seats, M steering wheel, and anthracite headliner. Aiding the fight to increase mileage is a standard stop-start function and an Eco Pro setting—which can be selected in addition to the Comfort and Sport settings. The large mounts and supports at the rear axle not only affect handling, they are also important for ensuring good acoustic insulation between the powertrain and suspension, particularly on vehicles with a powerful, high-torque engine.
Interior Design and Special Features The 3 Series sedan has a more contemporary feel inside compared to the two-door body styles, especially around the dash, doors and center console. The 335i sedan and ActiveHybrid3 get unique powertrains, although both come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive and auto-leveling xenon headlights, automatic high beams and a sunroof. We aren't as impressed by the new steering in the 3 Series, though, as it doesn't feel as sporty or engaging as the steering in the older coupe and convertible. On both the exterior and interior, the new 320i will be offered with the usual 3-Series design elements. Power is delivered to the rear wheels either via a standard 8-speed automatic or, optionally, via a 6-speed manual transmission. Premium sound drives 9 speakers, providing you and your passengers a sensational audio experience.
As a bonus, the twin-scroll turbo used on both powerplants are virtually free of turbo lag. Even to the casual observer, there is never a doubt what it is. The rear-drive M3 coupe and convertible are also carryover models and are powered by a naturally aspirated 414-hp, 295 lb-ft 4. These are easy assumptions to make until you find yourself behind the wheel of the 2013 320i sedan, the automaker's new entry point for the 3 Series sedan. The new ActiveHybrid 3 marries a 55-hp electric motor packaged inside the 8-speed automatic housing and driven by a lithium-ion battery to the turbo-6 for a combined 335 hp not the sum of both peak outputs, since both engine and motor can't operate at max power simultaneously.
Especially impressive is the balance of cornering prowess with comfortable ride. Driving the 320i quickly is an act of stretching the speed limit rather than obliterating it. In sum, there is no free lunch, but I feel the rewards of driving my 328i outweigh the pains. The dashboard controls are strangely located. The real test is whether the 320i can stick around this time or if it will disappear yet again.
Regenerative braking and Stop-Start technology help the 320i boost its fuel economy. Which would you rather have? Trunk space is above average in the sedan 13 cubic feet and average in the coupe 11 cubic feet. However, I noticed one minor annoyance when listening to audio through the 3. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. This system allows the alternator to be decoupled from the engine during acceleration, reducing drag, increasing efficiency, and improving acceleration ever so slightly. There's also not very much computer-aided performance trickery.
The dynamic performance of the sports sedan calls for an equally powerful brake system. Behind this grille is the same engine as the 328i, but with less available power. The convertible adds heat-reflective leather upholstery. This offer cannot be used for vehicles previously ordered or previously delivered before the aforementioned dates and is only valid on delivery of in-stock vehicles. Most shoppers will be pretty happy with this engine.
Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. This simple software omission makes the 320i just that little bit more difficult to live with for anyone outside of the Apple ecosystem and wouldn't have been too expensive to include. For reliability, besides a couple of warranty repairs bad fuel injector, then fouled catalytic converter , my car has been relatively trouble free. With friction-reduced wheel bearings and ball joints, aerodynamic improvements at the rear axle and reduced rolling-resistance tires, the whole chassis plays its part in reducing fuel consumption and thus emissions. Offer valid to Q1 March Into Spring Test Drive Event participants and their family members residing within the same household. The lightweight, compact format and innovative, low-friction design help to further enhance shift feel and efficiency.
Centrally positioned between the valves, solenoid injectors precisely control the supply of fuel. If you want power, performance and handling,get a 335i sport, you will enjoy every minute of driving. Owners will appreciate the incredibly flexible 8-speed automatic transmission, while drivers seeking maximum involvement may opt for a traditional 6-speed manual on the non-xDrive 320i. That allows first responders to prepare the appropriate medical care in advance for those involved in the crash. Exterior Specifications: The new 2.