However, is the added oomph worth the extra cost? New for 2013 A new entry-level 320i sedan with a 180-hp turbo 2. Yes, it was about 800 pounds lighter than a new 428i Coupe, but it also had only 101 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque, meaning its weight-to-power ratio was a not-so-impressive… Not far from the office, Sepulveda Boulevard crosses some railroad tracks in the middle of a moderately steep hill. Torque is similarly taken down, from 255 pound-feet to 184 lb-ft, spread from 1,250 to 4,500 rpm. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
A new base model joins the sedan lineup in 2013: the 320i and 320i xDrive sedans are powered by a version of the turbocharged 2. But what name will they pay for? The sport seats were unheated and featured manual controls, while a dumbed-down version of the brand's iDrive control handled the radio and Bluetooth functions. When switched its entry level , the , from , we weren't entirely sure what to think. Summer tires with increased top speed limiter can be ordered in place of the all-season tires. To find out, we borrowed the new 320i for a week of testing. The coupe, convertible and top-performing M3 versions remain unchanged, but the redesigned wagon hits dealerships this spring as a 2014.
Its steering and gearbox are more tuned for chauffeurs than racecar driver wannabes. But in practice, the readily available torque and excellent transmission result in a car that feels quicker than its numbers indicate. We also anticipate a slew of optional features and packages to come along for the ride, making the entry-level 3-Series even more desirable. The recall began on October 7, 2015. Non-linear and lacking feel, the list of rivals with more communicative and natural-feeling steering systems i.
The M Sport package, for those whose interests are in show rather than go, is not offered on the 320i. If you are looking for a car that you can load more options on to, including a heads-up display, the 328i is the vehicle to choose. One example: It had the best observed gas mileage at 28. Our 320i tester finished the quarter mile in 15. The white paint of our test car highlighted what might be the only design issue, especially when you view a 2013 320i side-by-side with a 2011 328i: the exposed hood cut line just above the dual kidney grille. Units Affected 840000 Motor Trend tests dozens of vehicles every year, everything from fuel misers to speed demons. Balance Defined Take a look at any Cars.
For the 320i the package includes 18-inch light-alloy wheels with summer tires and increased top speed limiter, sport seats, M sport suspension, M steering wheel and anthracite headliner. We tested an X1 xDrive28i accelerating from 0-60 mph in 6. It beat the next-best S60 by almost 0. Like most of the auto news industry, we also sometimes accept travel, lodging and event access for vehicle drive and news coverage opportunities. Standard Equipment Both the 320i and 328i shown come loaded with standard features.
And unless you really stomp on its gas pedal and rev the bejesus out of it, the engine is nearly silent in any other use. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. The engine will mate to an incredibly flexible eight-speed automatic transmission or to a six-speed manual unit. A six-speed manual or eight-speed auto as well as rear- or all-wheel-drive is available on all non-hybrid engines. 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.
The recall began on December 2, 2014. Fifty-to-70-mph passing times are a second slower in the 320i, so the freeway merge requires a bit more planning. All the windows are power, the rearview mirror inside automatically dims. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. It doesn't need to be thought about - it just delivers whatever the driver needs, seemingly before the driver knows it. Next year, redesigned two-door 3 Series and M3 models become 4 Series and M4 coupes and convertibles.
As of 2013, the 3 Series sedan once again offers all-wheel drive as well, called xDrive. Autoblog accepts vehicle loans from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial. Coupe models are available in rear- or all-wheel-drive, while the convertible model is rear-drive only. The extra horsepower will be noticeable, even in day-to-day driving.
This review covers the 328i sedan, which was redesigned for 2012. On the 320i, we also would like to see a more special-looking instrument cluster, possibly with a larger info screen. Befitting The Ultimate Driving Machine, a Sport Package is available for both the 320i and 320i xDrive. In previous generations, the six-cylinder 328 and 325 versions were too poky. 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. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
As is required of all 2012 and later models, the 3 Series includes and an with. Then we received news of — the 320i. An increase of about 60 on both torque and horsepower figures are something that would be noticed by the driver. Damping rates too soft for a car with so much grunt. It doesn't sound half bad either, with the single-pipe exhaust delivering a smooth, refined note that isn't intrusive or noisy.