Test drive: 2012 BMW 328i Fox News

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Test drive: 2012 BMW

There’s an all-new BMW 3-Series. yes, this is big deal.

Not for BMW – it is the company’s best-selling car – but for anyone who be in the market for a compact sedan in the years.

Even if a 3-Series fit your taste or budget, it the benchmark by which all other in the class are judged. Assuming engineers didn’t screw it up time around, that just moved further

They didn’t, and it did.

it doesn’t look like it the outside, this is a substantially car than the one that it replaces. longer, lower, wider and but retains the 3-series traditional weight distribution, or as close as it

A newly-stretched wheelbase is very in the cabin, where the 3-series the kind of front and rear found in the midsize 5-series not ago. In sharp contrast to the exterior, the interior design is a collection of asymmetrical surfaces wrap over and under one intersected by flat planes and made from bold metallic and painted surfaces. The of matte red plastic and brushed in the Sport model tested giving it the air of a grown-up Nintendo NES

Your traditionally dreary sports sedan this is

Currently available only as a (the last generation wagon and convertible models soldier on for a bit longer) in 335i and versions, the latter is the more and interesting of the pair with a price of $35,795.

Powered by the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in the and Z4 sDrive28i. the 328i is the first with less than a under the hood since

It’s no surprise that is all about fuel economy. The manual 328i has an EPA highway of 34 mpg, while the 8-speed gets 33 mpg, improvements of 6 and 5 mpg As cool as all those gears however, this is a driving of the ultimate kind and you’ll to go for the stick to get the full effect, as we

Fret not, power with 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, the engine offers more of than the 3.0L inline-6 it It is also fitted with a system that shuts it off the car is stationary and starts it again you press down on the clutch. It quickly, but with more of a than it should. If Chevy can do with its Malibu Eco. so can

File this one under work’ or perhaps ‘deliberate in the vein of a master carpetmaker.

The of the experience isn’t quite but it sure is close. The 328i is as as it needs to be and the engine pulls from idle with a but hushed sound. The version in the Z4 a more raucous tune out of its pipes, which might be here, but most customers appreciate the quietude.

The driving is better than some sports cars I can think of, and comfort to be had all around. Ride is spot on, aided in part by the distance between the wheels, but enhanced by a new suspension design features double wishbones in the in place of the 3-Series’ traditional

The $2,500 Sport Line brings with it the option to add a active suspension that with the standard Driving Mode to change the character of the car by the throttle and steering responses with the suspension stiffness and control through a range runs from Eco to Sport +.

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as it should be while in the last of settings, the 328i is more than Germany’s budget, has a deficit of less than 1 so that is impressive. The electrically-assisted steering offers good and with all of that torque the car can be with the throttle quite The new 3 may have been bred for on the Autobahn, but curvy roads are it likes to play.

Nevertheless, it can be outfitted quite for the daily slog with from a Pandora and Facebook-enabled system to radar cruise and a trunk that can be opened by a foot under the rear Consumption isn’t always however, and optioned up it is not hard to run the of the 328i to well over That’s par for the course in this but any competitors willing to join a with the 328i had better their A game.

Apparently, things still come in packages, even if they’re larger these days.

2012 BMW 328i

Base $35,795

Type: 5-passenger, sedan

Engine: 2.0L inline-4-cylinder

Power: 240 hp, 260 lb-ft

Transmission: 6-speed manual

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