3 Series 2011-2015 328i Sport Line Review
BMW India rolled out its sixth generation BMW 3 series with great pomp and show. BMW 3 Series 328i is the only petrol variant that has been launched by the firm. The sedan has a lot of similarity with its elder cousin, BMW 5 Series. However, the company has done many changes in the exteriors and interiors. The car has now become much more aggressive and chic. Looks like Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 would be a facing a much tougher competition from new BMW 3 Series. The BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Lineis blessed with 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine with upgraded turbo charger. The power and torque produced by the engine make the car drive awesome and impressive. The engine is mated with eight speed sports automatic ZF gearbox that leaves no room for error. There is no doubt that the sixth generation BMW 3 Series 328i is a stunner in all ways. The premium interiors and the striking exteriors oozes out luxury and owning a BMW 3 Series 328i would certainly make you feel special and exclusive.
Talking about the looks and appearance of BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Line, the car is a stunner altogether. There is a lot in this sedan that would take your breath away. The taper of the sedan features 2 moving character lines that have been specially introduced for a dynamic and robust movement. The headlights of the car come out to be very attractive and run along the Sick line that stretches to the length of the car. This not only adds a sporty feel to the car but also gives a bit of sophistication to it. The sportiness is further enhanced by the sporty wheel arches fitted with alloy wheels. The concave and convex surfaces on the exteriors meet up with a downward and upward movement of the lines that makes the front profile of the car appear to be extremely dynamic. the main idea behind the BMW 3 Series 328i is to bless the sedan with athletic body along with luxury.
The interiors of the new BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Lineare premium and utterly luxurious. Every angle of the car oozes out lavishness, which is successful in defining its BMW car brand. The interiors of BMW 3 Series 328i has its typical BMW DNA that goes from front cabin to its boot. The intricate workmanship of upholstery, high-class chrome trim, and perfect grip of steering wheel, advanced technological features takes the sedan much higher on the graph. The sixth generation BMW 3 Series 328i is blessed with high gloss Black finished interiors on the front and rear. The steering wheel has been wrapped in top-class leather along with contrasting red stitching. The driver and front co-passenger seat has been wrapped on Dakota leather with Red and black accents. The accent trim in black color is accompanied by coral red tint. The rev counter and speedometer has red Chrono Scales and the chrome finish on air conditioning system and radio controls gives a very exclusive look on the inside. The car key has red trim complementing the interiors.
On the comfort front, BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Lineis not a disappointment at all. The car is utterly luxurious and is well-equipped with almost every advanced feature that you could imagine. The car has very efficient air conditioning system with automatic climate control, electrical glass roof, floor mats in velour, head-up display, multifunctional steering wheel, lights package, rear view camera, roller sunblind, electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver’s seat, sport leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, start and stop button with keyless engine start, huge storage compartment etc. to make your ride much easier and comfortable, the car has Bluetooth and USB connectivity, hi-fi loudspeaker system with BMW apps, BMW navigation system with 22.3 cm of color display, DVD drive, and 12GB of hard drive for audio and maps files . Also the on-board computer with music smartphone interface leaves no room for error in making your ride much more entertaining and fun.
Under the bonnet, the sixth generation BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Lineis equipped with a 2.0L of four cylinder petrol engine accompanied by upgraded turbo charger . The major highlight of this engine is its striking responsiveness and ability of producing peak power of 245HP at the rate of 5000 to 6500rpm along with 350Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 1250 to 4800rpm. The engine has been united with an impressive eight-speed sports automatic ZF gearbox that manages to assist the car to deliver a humble mileage figure of around 14.79kmpl. The pickup and acceleration of the sedan is no less. The car zooms away with great speed of 250kmph n road and goes from 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.1 seconds.
Braking and Handling
The handling of the sixth generation BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Lineis superb. The electric power steering is super smooth and the awesome suspension system makes sure that the drive of BMW 3 Series 328i on road is smooth and perfect. What enhances the drive of this sedan is the presence of light 18 inches of alloy wheels . The braking system of the car is no less as it comes well-resourced with Anti lock braking system with brake drying and fading compensation, cornering brake control and dynamic stability control with dynamic traction control.
The safety department of BMW 3 Series 328i Sport Linesixth generation is top-class. BMW has left no stones unturned and made the car safe and secure for the passengers. The sedan comes with airbags for the driver and front passengers along with curtain head airbags (front and rear) with splinter protection. The side airbags is also present for the driver and front passengers incorporated in seat backrests. The safety body shell and the integrated side impact protection in the doors along with electronic immobilizer and crash sensor make sure that passengers are not harmed much during an accident or collision. The sedan also features ergonomic belt system with inertia reel seatbelts at the front.
Superior looks, premium interiors, great safety features
High on price.
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