|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 BMW 328
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||5.2 sec||13.9 sec @ 99 mph||23/35/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|i xDrive Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||8A||5.3 sec||14.0 sec @ 97 mph||22/34/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 BMW 328
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||5.4 sec||14.1 sec @ 97.8 mph||23/35/27.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 BMW 328
|d Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||RWD||8A||6.8 sec||15.3 sec @ 91 mph||32/45/39 mpg||Car and Driver|
|d xDrive Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||AWD||8A||7.2 sec||15.5 sec @ 88 mph||31/43/35 mpg||Car and Driver|
|d xDrive Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||AWD||8A||6.4 sec||14.7 sec @ 96 mph||31/43/36.2 mpg||Motor Week|
|d xDrive Sports Wagon||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||AWD||8A||7.1 sec||15.6 sec @ 88 mph||31/43/35 mpg||Car and Driver|
|d xDrive Sports Wagon||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||AWD||8A||7.1 sec||15.5 sec @ 87.6 mph||31/43/33.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|i xDrive Gran Turismo||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||8A||5.9 sec||14.5 sec @ 95.1 mph||22/33/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|i xDrive Sports Wagon||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||8A||5.8 sec||14.3 sec @ 96 mph||22/33/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
2012 BMW 328
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||6M||5.6 sec||14.3 sec @ 100 mph||23/34/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||5.6 sec||14.2 sec @ 98 mph||23/33/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||6M||5.5 sec||14.1 sec @ 98.2 mph||23/34/25.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||5.6 sec||14.2 sec @ 97.8 mph||23/33/16.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||6M||5.7 sec||14.3 sec @ 98.2 mph||23/34/27.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||5.9 sec||14.2 sec @ 98 mph||23/33/29.9 mpg||Motor Week|
|i Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||5.4 sec||13.9 sec @ 99.5 mph||23/33/24 mpg||Road & Track|
2010 BMW 328
|i Convertible||3.0L I-6||RWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||18/27/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|i Sports Wagon||3.0L I-6||RWD||6A||6.8 sec||15.2 sec @ 93 mph||18/27/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
2009 BMW 328
|i Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||6M||5.9 sec||14.6 sec @ 96 mph||18/28/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 BMW 328
|i Convertible||3.0L I-6||RWD||6M||6.6 sec||15.2 sec @ 94 mph||17/27/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|i Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||6M||6.1 sec||14.8 sec @ 95 mph||18/28/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
1999 BMW 328
|i Sedan||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||6.5 sec||15.0 sec @ 93 mph||18/26/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|i Sedan||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||6.5 sec||14.9 sec @ 93.1 mph||18/26/23.75 mpg||Motor Trend|
|i Sedan||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||6.9 sec||15.2 sec @ 92.1 mph||18/26/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1998 BMW 328
|i Sedan||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||6.8 sec||15.4 sec @ 92 mph||17/26/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|is Coupe||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||6.2 sec||14.7 sec @ 94.4 mph||17/26/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1996 BMW 328
|i Sedan||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||6.4 sec||15.0 sec @ 92.6 mph||18/26/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|i Sedan||2.8L I-6||RWD||5M||7.0 sec||15.3 sec @ 83 mph||18/26/21 mpg||Motor Week|
About BMW 328i
The BMW 328i is a luxury car that is part of the revered 3 series of the well-loved German automaker. Some of the celebrities who have been spotted driving this sedan are actresses Kimberly Davis and Phoebe Price and pop star Britney Spears. The car also comes in a diesel variation called the 328d.
The BMW 3 series has remained the gold standard in entry-level luxury sport sedans for three decades despite some stiff competition from Audi’s A4 series and Mercedes Benz C-Class, as well as up-and-comers like the Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS. As you would realize in reading this article, part of the reason why the BMW 3 series has remained that popular is its versatility, good performance, and top-of-the-line features.
Everyone who is vaguely familiar with cars know that BMW cars are not only powerful and fast, they’re also good looking. The BMW 328i is just like that—good looking, with clean aesthetics and a great fit and finish.
And although BMW has raised the price of the 328i, along with the prices of its other models, you can expect this sedan to remain as one of the best-selling models.
The 328i is available in three body styles—sedan, wagon, and Gran Turismo.
Here are the specs of the BMW 328i:
- Engine: 2 liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol
- Power: 242 horsepower
- Torque: 258 pound feet
- Transmission: Eight speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Rear wheel drive
- Fuel efficiency ratings: 22 mpg city driving, 33 mpg highway driving
- O to 60 mph: 5.5 seconds
Gifted with a 2 liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine, the 328i is so fast it can bolt to 60 miles per hour in around 5.5 seconds, with a surprisingly throaty roar. The 328d model is slower by about 1-1.5 seconds.
Driving the 328i is such a breeze you’ll love every second that you are holding the steering wheel. Before you hit the start button, you will surely be in awe of the dashboard with its beautifully executed dials, aluminum decorative trims and supreme cabin aesthetics.
An eight-speed automatic transmission transfers the power generated by the engine to the wheels. The car is also equipped with BMW’s automatic start/stop technology so you can conserve fuel. Moreover there are driving modes to choose from—Comfort, Eco Pro Sport and Sport Plus.
The default setting, Comfort, is ideal for driving around the city. You and your passengers would have a comfortable ride when the driving mode is set at the default setting. But if you want a more entertaining and rewarding driving experience, switch to “Sport” setting and experience the difference.
There are other little things that make the 328i such a joy to drive. For instance, the cruise control LED light indicator would tell you that you have reached your set speed. The steering wheel is light and easy to control and the instrument cluster light adjusts the brightness depending on the outside ambient light.
The interiors of the 328i are what you would expect from a luxury sedan. If you are the guy behind the wheel, you’ll appreciate how BMW designed the controls to be within easy reach. If you intend to be the passenger, you’ll appreciate that the cabin has a lot of legroom especially at the back, better than those of its competitors like the Infiniti Q50 and Mercedes Benz C-Class.
The seats are wrapped with leather upholstery and the front seats are manually adjustable. There’s dual zone climate control, Bluetooth music streaming, HD radio, nine-speaker sound system and LCD display.
Those are only the standard features inside the cabin. If you have lots of money to spend on, you can build your dream car in the 328i by equipping it with additional functionalities like Surround View camera, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, enhanced smartphone connectivity, sunroof, and bi-Xenon headlights, among others.
Make no mistake about it—the 328i is a very safe car to drive around.
In crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 328i received the highest possible rating of 5-star overall. Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a ‘good’ rating in all tests.
The car is equipped with BMW’s Assist eCall technology that provides emergency call assistance in the event of a collision. Other impressive safety features that you can opt for are reversing camera, active cruise control, active blind-spot, front and rear park-assist sensors, lane departure warning systems and side and top-view cameras.
So, are you convinced that this is the right car for you? If so, better prepare $37,500. This is the base price of the BMW 328i and you would have to pay several thousands more if you want to build your dream car.
Is it worth it? Definitely. The BMW 328i epitomizes what every motorist loves about the creations of the German carmaker. It’s fast and agile on the road. It has top-of-the-line features and it just looks good both inside and outside.
For more information about BMW 328i or 328d, visit the official BMW website.
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