BMW 320d M Sport Touring: The Jalopnik European Review

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BMW 320d M Sport Touring: The European Review

Since car haven’t brought all their to the U.S. we have to hunt these machines in their habitat. Welcome to Jalopnik’s Review series. We start this Estoril Blue BMW M Sport Touring, which become America’s BMW 328d

( Full Disclosure: BMW Hungary me to drive the 320d so bad after I them about the American that they gave me a nice one with 15 gallons of and a sunroof.)

We’ve already the new BMW 3-Series. That car was a 335i (otherwise known as almost an Travis loved it, and it scored a 73 points in our review system .

But the is a very different animal. a wagon, and at this point, you think that’s not a big deal you can get a 328i xDrive Sports in the States as well. It’s a diesel which may or may not remind you of

Fair enough. But let me tell you in For what it was designed to do, BMW’s F30 Touring with the M Sports is probably the best product out and you should be excited you’re it as the 328d later this (plus urea injection to it 50-state legal).

When 3-Series came out, I oh boy, how much wider and can the Bavarians make that BMW grill in order to make it like it’s a 5-Series?

The is a lot more, but I’m over now, and while the sedan’s is nothing to be excited about, Huet did well with the It’s sleek, the lines are dynamic and that makes it like a car that doesn’t to be stationary at all. The M Sport helps accentuate that by tinted windows, a sporty kit, M alloys and a suspension by 0.4 inches into the picture.

The Estoril Blue paint is an only available for the M Pack, but worth every penny.

The is also a BMW that won’t you look like an asshat day one. It’s a wagon, makes it a fast family car of middle manager boy’s toy in the eye. Even the girl my card at the petrol station telling me how nice it is while with the transaction.

Since pretty sure it can get you laid, it deserves the seven points.

If sat in a modern BMW, you know to expect the moment you jump in. the 3-Series is a nice place to time and the build quality is good. This car had 14,000 press) miles on the clock I got the keys remote control, but felt brand new.

the Sport Pack is responsible for the parts. The M steering wheel’s grip is only overshadowed by the seats, which not only you great support in the corners, but are comfortable and good-looking with a stitching in contrasting blue. The color appears as a line on the and the key, which is a nice

I also had the optional panoramic open every time we slow enough to deal the wind noise.

On the other the cabin gets bad points for the Hexagon trim which is of plastic instead of something slightly more expensive heavy) like stainless or aluminum. I guess it isn’t too to ask for less fake materials in a car. BMW’s warning are also very irritating, not to the artificial indicator relay

Yeah, I know, I should get to my much loved classic and stop whining. But the best is just coming up!


Forget zero to sixty. somewhere under 8 seconds, with the eight-speed automatic and set to super sporty, thanks turbo lag when you floor it. So expect burnouts with one.

But dynamic acceleration is and that’s what really This 2.0-liter turbodiesel down 184 horsepower and 280 foot available from 1750 meaning that even set to Eco Pro for maximum fuel efficiency keeps revs low and uses braking to charge the battery of the engine), the 320d jumps crazy when you want to someone.

It’s quite Maybe it’s some of drug my skin has sucked up the steering wheel, but I found speeding most of the time. It you go fast in a very discreet

I tried the 3-Series last on an airfield, and I know the brakes can a lot. That’s probably why I abuse this one. But without the optional M brake I have no doubt the 320d can its 3,461 pounds wherever

Pedal feel is just right, and while the start-stop cuts the engine every you stop at a red light, at least it now the difference between stopping and very slowly. Also, you can it off completely, but with European prices constantly in mind, I

The question of brake fade even come up in connection a diesel wagon, so let’s on. There is some great though: The 320d comes a proper handbrake instead of a electric one.

I have no how they have done it. a few gallons of virgin blood or a of sacrificed animals was needed development, but this car rides a dream on its Bridgestone 225/40 and 255/35 (rear) tires.

You exactly what’s going on on the but even if you switch the suspension to Sport, it remains friendly to back, quiet and comfortable. a great cruiser even for who sit in the back without ever soft.

Very impressive.

The is rigid and well balanced, so you can it around B-roads like no tomorrow. There’s enough and while the rear won’t be too to start dancing even if you off the nannies, this wasn’t to be a race car, so that’s all fine. You stay safe.

you switch it to Sport, things up. The engine revs more. The becomes heavier. The slight can probably be turned into a bit of on the way out of a corner. But, to be honest, I push it that hard.

It’s still a wagon.

Oh no, a diesel wagon with an is what I should have after the first miles. But I The eight-speed Steptronic is no manual, but more efficient than my hand could ever be.

It well and shifts fast in most cases.

However, speeds are quite a handful, and in situations it isn’t quite which one to choose. Not a big deal, but with the turbo lag, it can you down for a second or two.

The thing is the flappy paddle Why would you ever want to use unless you’re having a crisis and want to play on the way to the grocery store? Since it makes the car slower, I touched it once, only to go back to D and enjoy what German can offer on a sunny afternoon.

function indeed.

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Well, not quite up to the rest of the car. In the 320d is an average musician at

First of all, you have the of the engine which is a diesel. said. Luckily, the cabin is thanks to the decent sound-proofing, so you to the radio. But while the standard can be just as loud as the neighboring VW Golf, it doesn’t sound at any volume.

Maybe the devil is in the settings, but the of the turbo was more exciting what the speakers could

Still, you can hook up all your to the infotainment system, and there’s a connection for advanced users. for more money, you can get a better from harman/kardon.

Ok, so my favorite the door handle lights. I what are the chances of not finding the of your car, right? zero. Still, the Bimmer has Excellent.

Moving on to what this well equipped came with parking automatic high beams, navigation, keyless entry, power sunroof and rear and hell knows what I haven’t even realized in six

Still, I was missing head up but looking at the Efficient Dynamics I was really proud of myself I managed to drive. you know. .

That’s a tough one. The one I is a car you can’t exactly buy and we don’t a U.S. price yet. In the UK, around $60,000 with all the The base price for the manual is ten less.

In the US, if you want a 3-Series right now you have to go for the 328i That starts at $41,450 more power and all-wheel

BMW hasn’t released pricing yet for the but expect a price at least in the to start and upwards of $50,000 as this. Maybe BMW will us with a lower price?

I tried the all-wheel drive version, but what I can tell you the 320d with the M Pack is it’s a very good Yes, it’s a bit boring the eight-speed automatic and the effortless but that’s a good thing if spends that kind of on a family car. And it’s even the driver can enjoy off duty.

Also, without ever on the highway, but using it in traffic and on fast B-roads instead, I 38 (US) mpg, which is far factory claimed numbers, but to real life happiness in a two-liter.

We can be fairly hard on BMW and a lot of the time. Maybe it’s we know how great their can be and have amazingly high for every single model? As as they also have sort of cars in their I don’t think they worry too much. This is what BMW should be making.

hope America will it when it’s their

Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged I4

Power: 184 HP at 4000 RPM/ 280 at 1750-2750 RPM

Transmission: Eight-Speed with Steptronic

Drivetrain: Drive

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