Used Sedan - 2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive in Huntington Station, Ny

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    About This 2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive
    Vehicle Location:
    Huntington Station, Ny
    3 Series
    328i xDrive
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    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Fuel Efficient Vehicle 30+ MPG
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 28 - Efficient 30+ MPG
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $84.38*
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    This BMW 3 Series has a dependable Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 engine powering this Automatic transmission. MOONROOF, HEATED FRONT SEATS, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE -inc: Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control. Carfax One-Owner. Certified Pre-Owned.*These Packages Will Make Your BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive the Envy of Onlookers*Wheels: 17 x 7.5 Lt Alloy Star-Spoke (Style 393), Wheels w/Silver Accents, Valet Function, Trunk Rear Cargo Access, Trip Computer, Transmission: 8-Speed STEPTRONIC Automatic, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Tracker System, Tires: P225/50R17 All Season, Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks, Systems Monitor, SULEV Emissions, Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs.* Know You're Making a Reliable Purchase *Carfax reports: Carfax One-Owner Vehicle, No Damage Reported, No Accidents Reported.* See What the Experts Say!*As reported by The Manufacturer Summary: For over three decades, the BMW 3 Series has continuously set the bar that competitors are measured against in the entry-level luxury sedan category. Since 1977, its design evolution has always been stylish, and contemporary. Over time, the look of each new series has visually followed a logical flow from the version that came before it. Plus, it is instantly recognizable with its signature front grill and iconic BMW logo. The 3 Series has something for a wide range of shoppers, due the multitude of categories it has models available for, such as: the Sedan, Hybrid, Coupe, Convertible, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo. In addition there is an available Clean Diesel in the 328d and 328d xDrive Sedans. Once inside the 2014 3 Series, experience it's elegantly simple and uncomplicated interior. It utilizes high-end materials, simple shapes, and has made important controls easy for the driver to reach. Plus, inside it is quite roomy, and your rear passengers have a generous amount of legroom as well. The base 320i trims come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine with 180-Horsepower. It is paired with an equally impressive 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission. It gets an EPA estimated 23 MPG City and 36 MPG Highway with the Manual Transmission, or 24 MPG City and 36 MPG Highway with the Automatic. In addition, it has standard items such as: leatherette upholstery, a sound system with a 6.5-inch display and 9-speakers, USB Port, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, an engine start stop button, and dynamic cruise control. Safety has been taken into account with the 2014 3 Series as well. Every model comes standard with impact sensors that perform a variety of functions in case of a collision such as: turning off electrical systems that could be dangerous, turning on hazard lights, and unlocking doors. Plus, all models come with eight airbags. Experience the 2014 BMW 3 Series for yourself today!* Visit Us Today *Test drive this must-see, must-drive, must-own beauty and get a hassle-free deal today at Habberstad BMW, ,.

    Located at Habberstad Bmw Of Huntington in Huntington Station, Ny.  Call Habberstad Bmw Of Huntington today at 631-271-7177 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Fuel Consumption: City: 22 Mpg
    • Fuel Consumption: Highway: 33 Mpg
    • Memorized Settings Including Door Mirror(s)
    • Memorized Settings For 2 Drivers
    • Driver Seat Memory
    • Remote Power Door Locks
    • Power Windows
    • Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Cruise Control
    • 4-wheel Abs Brakes
    • Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
    • 1st And 2nd Row Curtain Head Airbags
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Side Airbag
    • Rear Air Conditioning With Separate Controls
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Audio System Security
    • Digital Audio Input
    • In-dash Single Cd Player
    • Audio System Memory Card Slot
    • Mp3 Player
    • Am/fm/hd/satellite-prep Radio
    • Radio Data System
    • Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
    • Total Number Of Speakers: 9
    • Intercooled Turbo
    • Braking Assist
    • Abs And Driveline Traction Control
    • Stability Control
    • Privacy Glass: Light
    • Silver Aluminum Rims
    • Wheel Diameter: 17
    • Wheel Width: 7.5
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbags
    • Front Fog/driving Lights
    • Leather Steering Wheel Trim
    • Leather/metal-look Shift Knob Trim
    • Genuine Wood/metal-look Dash Trim
    • Genuine Wood Door Trim
    • Genuine Wood Center Console Trim
    • Video Monitor Location: Front
    • Trip Computer
    • External Temperature Display
    • Tachometer
    • Manufacturer's 0-60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 7.9 S
    • Electrochromatic Auto-dimming Mirrors
    • Power Remote Driver Mirror Adjustment
    • Heated Driver Mirror
    • Heated Passenger Mirror
    • Electrochromatic Rearview Mirror
    • Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger Mirror Adjustment
    • Power Retractable Mirrors
    • Passenger Reverse Tilt Mirror
    • Turn Signal In Mirrors
    • Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Heated Windshield Washer Jets
    • Rear Heat Ducts With Separate Controls
    • Remote Window Operation
    • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Bmw Assist Ecall
    • Power Remote Trunk Release
    • Front And Rear Reading Lights
    • Leatherette Seat Upholstery
    • Bucket Front Seats
    • Rear Bench
    • Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seats
    • Rear Seats Center Armrest
    • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
    • Speed-proportional Electric Power Steering
    • Suspension Class: Regular
    • Interior Air Filtration
    • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
    • Dual Front Air Conditioning Zones
    • Residual Heat Distribution Of Air Conditioner
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Specific
    • Remote Activated Exterior Entry Lights
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Max Cargo Capacity: 13 Cu.ft.
    • Vehicle Emissions: Sulev Ii
    • Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded
    • Fuel Capacity: 15.8 Gal.
    • Instrumentation: Low Fuel Level
    • Clock: In-dash
    • Headlights Off Auto Delay
    • Dusk Sensing Headlights
    • Driver Seat Head Restraint Whiplash Protection
    • Head Restraint Whiplash Protection With Passenger Seat
    • Coil Front Spring
    • Regular Front Stabilizer Bar
    • Independent Front Suspension Classification
    • Strut Front Suspension
    • Four-wheel Independent Suspension
    • Coil Rear Spring
    • Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
    • Independent Rear Suspension
    • Multi-link Rear Suspension
    • Front And Rear Suspension Stabilizer Bars
    • Rain Sensing Front Wipers
    • Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
    • Chrome Grille
    • Center Console: Full With Covered Storage
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Curb Weight: 3
    • 595 Lbs.
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 4
    • 585 Lbs.
    • Overall Length: 182.5
    • Overall Width: 71.3
    • Overall Height: 56.5
    • Wheelbase: 110.6
    • Front Head Room: 40.3
    • Rear Head Room: 37.7
    • Front Leg Room: 42.0
    • Rear Leg Room: 35.1
    • Front Shoulder Room: 55.1
    • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.1
    • Four 12v Dc Power Outlets
    • Transmission Hill Holder
    • Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front
    • Rear Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt
    • Door Reinforcement: Side-impact Door Beam
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Cargo Tie Downs
    • Floor Mats: Carpet Front And Rear
    • Cupholders: Front And Rear
    • Door Pockets: Driver
    • Passenger And Rear
    • Seatback Storage: 2
    • Tires: Width: 225 Mm
    • Tires: Profile: 50
    • Tires: Speed Rating: V
    • Diameter Of Tires: 17.0
    • Type Of Tires: Run Flat As
    • Run Flat Tires
    • Tires: Prefix: P
    • Left Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Rear Door Type: Trunk
    • Right Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Body-colored Bumpers
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • 4 Door
    • Driver Airbag
    • Universal Remote Transmitter
    • Child Safety Locks

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    2014 BMW 3 Series Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2014 BMW 3 Series
    New body styles, diesel power, all-wheel drive available.


    The 2014 BMW 3 Series lineup expands dramatically with a new Gran Turismo, a new Sports Wagon, a new diesel-powered model, and the availability of xDrive all-wheel drive. The sedans were completely redesigned for the 2012 model year, and the 3 Series lineup is now in its sixth generation.


    The 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is larger and roomier than the previous-generation version and is available in all-wheel-drive BMW 328i xDrive and BMW 335i xDrive variants. Also joining the 3 Series lineup is the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, which has been updated with the latest-generation architecture and a choice of two engines: the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine found in the 328i sedan, or an all-new diesel version.


    The new diesel engine, available on both the sedan and wagon, is a 2.0-liter TwinPower four-cylinder that makes 180 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque, the latter available at just 1750 rpm. The diesel-powered BMW 328d sedan comes with the standard rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive. All BMW 328d Sports Wagons come with xDrive all-wheel drive.


    As is typical with diesel power, fuel economy is admirable in the BMW 328d sedan and wagon. Rear-wheel-drive 328d sedans are EPA-rated 32/45 mpg City/Highway, and the 328d xDrive sedan and wagon are rated 31/43 mpg City/Highway.


    Also new for 2014 is BMW Assist eCall, an emergency crash notification system, as standard equipment on all its 3 Series models, along with 10 years of service. Previously, the eCall services were only available when bundled with certain optional packages.


    The 3 Series coupe and convertible have been discontinued for 2014, and are replaced by the all-new BMW 4 Series. A new high-performance M3 is scheduled to reappear later for 2014, after taking a hiatus for one model year. Sedans, all-new for 2012, carry over basically unchanged for 2014.


    The most affordable car in the lineup, the BMW 320i, uses a less powerful version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the 328i with a modest 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The 2014 BMW 320i earns an EPA-estimated 23/36 mpg City/Highway with the 6-speed manual transmission and 24/36 mpg City/Highway with the automatic. All-wheel-drive BMW 320i xDrive models are automatic-only and achieve 23/35 mpg City/Highway. One of our favorites is the BMW 328i, with the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 making 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. This version accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds with 8-speed automatic or in just 5.7 seconds with 6-speed manual. The same feat takes the Audi A4 2.0T 6.5 seconds. The BMW 328i achieves an EPA-estimated 22/35 mpg City/Highway with the 6-speed manual, and 23/33 mpg City/Highway with the automatic on both RWD and AWD models.


    Most powerful is the BMW 335i, with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that makes 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choices are the same 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic, with a 0-60 mph time of just 5.4 seconds with either gearbox. Fuel economy estimates are just 20/30 mpg City/Highway with 6-speed manual, but an impressive 23/33 mpg with the 8-speed automatic. AWD models get 20/28 mpg with the manual and 20/30 mpg with the automatic. Premium gasoline is required for all 3 Series models.


    ActiveHybrid3 is a 3 Series model that combines an electric motor and lithium-ion battery with the 335i's 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. It's good for 335 net horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. It works well, but it only slightly bests the fuel efficiency of the gasoline-powered models: ActiveHybrid3 is EPA-rated 25/33 mpg City/Highway. Considering the near-$15,000 price premium, we recommend the 328i or new 328d for the best combination of performance and frugality. ActiveHybrid3 may beat them in terms of emissions, however.


    The 2014 BMW 3 Series sedan remains the benchmark among luxury sport compact cars such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and Lexus IS. The BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon is most closely matched by the Audi allroad. Though all offer similar dimensions and features, none can quite match the weight balance and performance-oriented dynamics of the BMW. The new Cadillac ATS is perhaps the closest contender on the racetrack, though its angular American styling is in sharp contrast to the German and Japanese cars. The 3 Series Gran Turismo lacks any apples-to-apples competitors, though it's a viable alternative for drivers who want more space without the stigma of a station wagon.


    The 2014 BMW 320i sedan ($32,550) uses a 180-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 and comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, eight-way manually adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a trip computer, Bluetooth, BMW's iDrive interface with a 6.5-inch display screen, a premium audio system with CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and USB port, split folding rear seat, foglamps, rain-sensing automatic wipers and 17-inch alloy wheels. An automatic stop/start feature is also included to help save fuel. The BMW 320i xDrive ($34,550) adds all-wheel drive.


    BMW 328i ($37,100) gets you a more powerful 240-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 and upgrades to eight-way power-adjustable front seats with driver memory functions, rearview camera and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors. BMW 328i xDrive includes all-wheel drive ($39,100).


    The 2014 BMW 328d ($38,600) is a diesel-powered version of the 328i. The BMW 328d xDrive includes all-wheel drive ($40,600). The BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon ($41,450) and diesel-powered BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon ($42,950) are equipped similarly.


    The BMW 335i sedan ($43,200), BMW 335i xDrive sedan ($45,200 AWD), and BMW ActiveHybrid3 ($49,700) use a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 and upgrade further with a moonroof, xenon HID headlights with adaptive and auto-leveling features, and 18-inch wheels.


    The BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo ($41,450) and 335i xDrive Gran Turismo ($46,850) are equipped similarly to their sedan counterparts and come only with the 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Options for 3 Series include the Cold Weather Package ($950), which adds a heated front and rear seats, a steering wheel and retractable headlight washers. The Dynamic Handling Package ($1,000) adds adaptive suspension and variable sport steering. A Premium Package includes leather upholstery, keyless access, lumbar support, satellite radio with one year subscription and a power moonroof on 328 models. The Technology Package ($3,150) adds navigation with real-time traffic information and touchpad control, head-up display, the BMW Apps interface and enhanced Bluetooth and smartphone integration. Standalone options include leather upholstery ($1,450), heated front seats ($500), and a variety of wheels and tires.


    Three additional trim packages are available: Luxury, Sport and M Sport. Each features unique wheels, exterior trim, interior styling, wheels and suspension tuning.


    Safety features on all 3 Series include front-impact airbags that deploy at different rates depending on the severity of impact, front passenger side-impact airbags, full-cabin, curtain-type head protection airbags, ABS, stability control, traction control and BMW Assist eCall crash notification system. Optional safety features include rearview camera and park distance control. The Driver Assistance Plus Package adds side and top view cameras plus several active safety features like blind spot detection, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian warning and collision mitigation. Available xDrive all-wheel drive can enhance handling stability and control in slippery conditions.


    Now in its sixth generation, the 3 Series sedan is instantly recognizable as a BMW. Signature design cues include the twin kidney grille, stretched back, slightly wraparound headlamps with double-bezel lamps, short front and rear overhangs and a uniquely shaped side rear window with a distinctive curve in the bodywork known as the Hofmeister kink.


    Sedans are available in Luxury, Sport and M Sport trims. Each has unique exterior trim. Luxury Line uses chrome kidney grille bars, a chrome exhaust pipe trim and a multi-spoke wheel design. Sport Line comes with black kidney grille bars and a five double-spoke wheel design. The M Sport line adds an aero body kit that includes a larger lower front air intake, sculpted rocker sills and different five-spoke wheels.


    The Sports Wagon is decidedly a wagon, but retains a front end nearly identical to the sedans. From the side, it looks boxy, although the gentle curving slope from the top of the roof to the rear bumper softens an otherwise squarish appearance. Like the sedans, the Sports Wagon is available with Luxury, Sport and M Sport trims.


    The new Gran Turismo bears the least resemblance to the rest of the 3 Series lineup. Based on the long-wheelbase 3 Series architecture developed for the Chinese market, it's 7.9 inches longer than the 3 Series Sports Wagon with a 4.3-inch longer wheelbase. It's also 3.2 inches taller. Not quite a wagon and not really a crossover vehicle, the GT looks big and tall. The gaping maw and fastback silhouette from many angles looks more like a mini version of the 5 Series GT than its 3 Series relatives. In back, BMW's first active rear spoiler sits atop the GT's shelfy behind, which reduces lift at highway speeds.


    The standard interior looks like traditional BMW. The base seats are nice, and the leatherette looks and feels like leather. It's functional, but some might consider it boring. The Luxury line interior is traditional and attractive, and is our choice for commuting, business or road trips. Luxury Lines are warm and pretty with tan leather and burr walnut wood. The Sport line is all about the business of driving, featuring black seats with high bolsters and black and red interior trim, our choice for track days.


    The different trim levels available on the sedans have unique features on the inside. A choice of leatherettes (vinyls) and leathers is available for the different trim levels. All the seats we tried, base, Sport, Luxury and M Sport, were comfortable and held us in place. We hardly took note of them, a good sign. And getting in and out of these cars was easy.


    Regardless of trim, the 3 Series sedan's cockpit is oriented around driving, the dash angled slightly toward the driver bringing all controls within easy reach. Four circular dials (fuel gauge, speedometer, tachometer and oil temperature gauge) come with a black panel display. Climate controls are traditional BMW, intuitive and easy to operate. Overall, the trim is nice. Soft-touch plastic inside the interior door handles feels upscale. We didn't care for the plastic glovebox latch, which looked and felt cheap.


    The iDrive screen is large, bright and easy to read. But unless your car is equipped with navigation, it will be of little use. In one of our test cars without any options, the screen simply displayed audio, phone and vehicle information. The pricey Technology package adds a whole suite of features, including navigation with real-time traffic information and BMW Connected, an app that allows users to sync their smartphones with their cars to use Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, a vehicle finder function and more. The BMW Apps suite integrates selected subscription-based applications into the car such as Pandora, Stitcher and MOG. This package also adds a head-up display.


    Cars can come equipped with a traditional rearview camera that automatically displays what's behind the car, or an optional Surround View with side- and top-view cameras, which offers a bird's-eye perspective of the vehicle and the area around it. If that's not enough, the optional Parking Assistant helps the driver parallel park by finding a space, turning the steering wheel, practically parking the car itself. We recommend the rearview camera. Besides helping the driver spot a child behind the car when backing up, it's handy for everyday use, allowing the driver to use all of the available space when parking without touching the car behind and speeding the parking process. The other features are bonus features fun to use occasionally but not something we'd normally miss.


    Getting in and out of the back seats is easy in all variants. In the sedan, rear legroom measures 35.1 inches, and headroom comes in at 37.7 inches, which is about on par with the Audi A4, but slightly more than the Mercedes-Benz C250. Trunk space in the 3 Series sedan is typical for the class at 13 cubic feet.


    The 328i Sports Wagon is just as comfortable as the sedan; however, the rear center seat's tall headrest hampers rearward visibility so much that we opted to drive our test car with the center seat folded down, exposing the rear pass-through slot. The wagon's wide C and D pillars create large blind spots. In the back, the wagon gets slightly more headroom with 38.3 inches. Cargo space in the wagon is more plentiful, at 17.5 cubic feet with the rear seats in place, enough for two large suitcases and multiple small carry-ons. About 53 cubic feet is available with the rear seats folded flat.


    Gran Turismo models have seats that sit more than two inches higher than the sedans, giving a commanding view of the road. There's also more leg- and headroom, including 2.8 inches more legroom in the rear than in the sedan and wagon. This is the roomiest of the bunch, with 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in place.


    Driving Impression
    The BMW 3 Series sedans are pleasant to drive in practically any situation, and all the available engines are more than capable. There are differences, however.


    The BMW 328i is perfectly able on the road but doesn't sound refined when parked and idling, where the clatter of the direct-injection engine is noisy. It could almost be mistaken for a diesel. This is a minor nitpick, however, as there is nothing wrong with it underway, especially at higher speeds. The turbocharger provides boost through a broad torque range, delivering 255 foot-pounds of torque from 1250 to 4200 rpm. We found the torque of this engine gives it plenty of power to climb steep mountain terrain at freeway speeds, where the cars around us were struggling to keep up. The 328i offers strong acceleration performance for passing maneuvers at highway speeds, and getting from just about any speed to 80 mph is a breeze. BMW says the 328i can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, which is quite quick.


    The BMW 335i's turbocharged six-cylinder engine purrs like a contented cat when idling. But in most situations, we found the power advantage of the 335i over the 328i to be negligible. The 335i has more torque, with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6. It makes 300 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 300 pound-feet of torque from 1300-5000 rpm, a broad power band that gives the 335i strong response to throttle input at all engine speeds. In other words, just stand on it and she goes. While driving the 328i and 335i at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California, we noticed the six-cylinder engine delivered noticeably more thrust up the steep straightaway to The Corkscrew at the top of the circuit. Turbo lag is nonexistent. Acceleration performance from 0-60 mph comes in just 5.4 seconds with either transmission, according to BMW.


    The 8-speed automatic works very well. Some drivers prefer to shift with the paddles, but most will simply put it in Drive and let it do its thing. We still enjoy the manual transmission available on the gasoline-powered sedans; clutch-pedal effort makes taking off easy, and the gear ratios are perfectly spaced for either engine.


    Handling is excellent on all variants of the sedan, and all offer a good balance of ride quality and handling response. The steering is light at low speeds, with proper resistance and feedback at higher speeds. Near-50/50 weight distribution, aided by locating the engine behind the front axle, leaves the driver in full command. It's an easy car to drive fast. We drove hard up a primitive mountain road, overdriving the tires, allowing the active safety features to limit speed around the bumpy switchbacks. At Laguna Seca Raceway, we strapped on helmets, switched off the electronics, and pushed hard around the turns. These cars are very easy to control at the limit, giving the driver confidence and serving up generous helpings of automotive joy.


    Traction control kicks in when accelerating hard out of low-speed corners, eliminating wheelspin and reducing the chance of a spin. When driving hard, on a racetrack, for example, we found it beneficial to switch the system off, allowing the car to slide more and the rear tires to slip to achieve higher cornering speeds and more responsive acceleration performance coming out of the turns. Traction control is useful on an unfamiliar mountain road, but won't help you win an autocross. The active safety features can be switched off or dialed back in degrees, allowing the driver to tune the system to conditions and his or her preferences. Most of the time you'll want all this stuff switched on.


    Braking is excellent in all models. The large brake calipers and rotors deliver more clamping force than most competitors. And thanks to BMW's electronic management, the brake pads move within a hair of the rotors if the driver suddenly releases the gas pedal, ready for the driver to slam on the brakes. The pads also lightly sweep the rotors every few seconds when it's raining to reduce moisture buildup.


    The new diesel engine found on the 328d is surprisingly smooth and quiet. There is still an audible ticking noise at lower speeds and the slight rumble characteristic of all diesels, but it's refined in comparison to the old rough, smelly diesel engines of years past. Although torque is a healthy 280 foot-pounds, the 328d is still the slowest 3 Series of the bunch, with a 0-60 mph time of more than 7 seconds, according to BMW. There's sufficient thrust off the line, but you won't win any drag races. Tall gearing designed to maximize fuel economy keeps the 328d running at low rpms most of the time.


    The new xDrive Sports Wagon uses the same engines as the 328i and 328d, and are both paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Sports Wagons boasts similar driving dynamics to their sedan counterparts. We found the 328i xDrive Sports Wagon every bit as nimble as the sedan. Around corners, you'd be hard-pressed to remember you have a copious rear end bolted onto the back (that is, if it weren't for the visibility issues caused by the wide D pillar and rear center-seat headrest).


    An automatic Stop/Start function comes standard on all sedans. While it helps fuel economy, this feature annoys us. Although the latest version doesn't shutter quite so violently as the first iteration, it continues to be invasive and, in our opinion, kicks in too soon. After only a couple of seconds of idle, even if you're just pausing briefly, the engine shuts off. We found this especially disconcerting to crossing pedestrians who looked startled when they heard our car fire up just as they crossed our front bumper. The system can be turned off. Similar systems from Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and other brands are more refined.


    The 2014 BMW 3 Series remains an outstanding choice in its class. While the six-cylinder BMW 335i is slightly more enjoyable, we heartily recommend the four-cylinder 328i. The new diesel engine in the 328d is smooth and efficient. The new Sports Wagon retains the sedan's precise dynamics while offering more space. The cost of the ActiveHybrid3 is harder to justify.


    Laura Burstein reported on the 328d, Sports Wagon and other models from Los Angeles, with NewCarTestDrive.com editor Mitch McCullough reporting on the 3 Series sedans from Monterey, California.


    Model Lineup
    BMW 320i sedan ($32,550); 320i xDrive sedan ($34,550); 328i sedan ($37,100); 328i xDrive sedan ($39,100); 328d sedan ($38,600); 335i sedan ($43,200); 335i xDrive sedan ($45,200); 328i xDrive Sports Wagon ($41,450); 328d xDrive Sports Wagon ($42,950); 328i xDrive Gran Turismo ($41,450); 335i xDrive Gran Turismo ($46,850).


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    BMW 328i sedan ($37,100).The BMW 328i delivers a special mix of sporting performance, practicality and European luxury in a compact package. It's the car that defines 'sport sedan', and the benchmark every luxury car maker from Acura to Volvo aims at when it develops an entry-level luxury sport sedan. The 328i is available in sedan or wagon bodies, xDrive all-wheel drive system is available on the sedan and standard on the wagon. The 328i is powered by a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission (sedan only). Standard safety features include eight airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with adaptive brakelights, traction and stability control, active anti-whiplash head restraints, and BMW Assist eCall which includes emergency request and automatic collision notification. For 2014, the wagon returns to the line-up, and the BMW Assist eCall system is now standard.

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    Habberstad Bmw Of Huntington

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    945 E Jericho Tpke
    Huntington Station, Ny. 11746

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