Sedans and wagons equipped with the six-speed automatic and Sport Package can now be upgraded with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Interior Design and Special Features The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury. Tweaking the steering can be done on the fly. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. However, with the last generation of 3 Series it had fallen behind rivals from and in terms of refinement, comfort and technology. Most notable is the addition of the 335xi coupe, which adds all-wheel drive to the turbocharged 3 Series two-door. The transmission stays in perfect tune with the demands of the driver or with terrain changes.
Stand-alone extras include an iDrive-based navigation system with real-time traffic updates, active steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless startup known as Comfort Access , heated front seats and satellite radio. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536. The 330i sedan comes with a 255-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The cabin also gets some updates, including a revamped infotainment system. For shoppers looking for the Sports Wagon or Gran Turismo body styles, we recommend buying used.
The current-generation 3 Series is also the first to be available as a wagon and with all-wheel drive. In the 328 models, an ultra-smooth 3. The Sport Package nets tauter suspension, sport seats and 17-inch wheels and tires. An Audi A4 will still get you better onboard tech, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class truly feels like the most luxurious car in this space and only the Genesis G70 offers a manual transmission. Interestingly, though, it has put on more at-the-kerb centimetres over the past two major model overhauls than it did cummulatively over its first five full model generations.
The six-speed manual is good, but the eight-speed automatic is truly excellent, offering super-smooth changes at all times. Plenty of packages and options are available, giving you lots of leeway to customize your 3 Series. Accenting the handsome styling are inlays of aluminum, burl walnut, or ash grain wood. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. I'd stay away from buy-backs, as a car that's already had a major failure may be more likely to have one again, in my opinion. With 255 hp and 295 lb-ft, it's strong and revs quickly at wide-open throttle, with the eight-speed automatic changing gears just before seven grand.
The new suspension damping is miraculous, never losing composure, even in the bumpy Carraciola-Karussell and at the bottom of Fuchsrohre, which compresses the chassis violently and loads it to the right in fifth gear. Despite its potent power plants, the 3 Series remains fuel efficient. History originally introduced a diesel-powered 3 Series as part of the fifth-generation lineup, but it was only available as a sedan. And it does feel better than before. The 330i Gran Turismo and Sports Wagon, both of which have a different engine from the sedan, get 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
At the same time, the 3 Series is an ideal long-distance cruiser, delivering both a comfortably controlled ride and a quiet cabin environment. In government crash tests, the sedan and wagon received four out of five stars for frontal collision protection and five stars for side protection. In the end, Mowbray decided to change his approach. We bought a 2011 X3 28i. Each of the 3 Series' trims comes with a different powertrain. Although some might appreciate this understated approach, a few critics say the new design doesn't meet the upscale requirements of the class. Last year saw the addition of a very potent twin-turbo engine and the arrival of fully up-to-date coupe and convertible models.
The latest generation of 3 Series is currently only available as a saloon, but a Touring estate model will make its debut later, as will further engine offerings. If your friend is not a speed demon, then the 328 is the way to go. I reach down and click it into Sport Plus mode, which tightens the throttle response, retunes the transmission to hold gears longer and adds a bit more steering effort on center. Although the 328i and 335i share the same 3. The 2019 3 Series does not yet have a predicted reliability rating from J. Compare Cars Select cars that interest you and see a side-by-side comparison. But enough people complained that they were able to fix the problem and keep it peppy with a second re-flash.
All prices are subject to change. The engine is silky smooth and it really takes an agressive right foot to get anything like a muffled roar out of the v6. We loved the iPod, the bluetooth, the sports seats and the handling. They'll be getting a car, in other words, that looks more likely than any all-new 3 Series I've ever driven fair enough, this is only my third to make its rivals seem dull-handling, slow and one-dimensional when the opportunity for a back-to-back comparison presents. But over the years key rivals such as the and have played catch up. Extra leg and head room in the back is welcome too, although the boot stays the same size as before.
This includes 10 trips to the Nürburgring, where they have driven the car 20,000 miles on the north loop. The sedan has also lost about 120 pounds and its center of gravity has been lowered 0. The hitherto increasingly indistinct battle lines between it and the C-Class are crystal clear once more, so real choice is available again. Motorways are this car's natural habitat and it cruises easily with maximum stability. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. A clean, well-maintained 335i or 328i should be a safe buy--especially if it has complete documentation.