BMW always remained fun to drive machine for decades, providing smooth ride, luxury, technology, fuel economy, all wheel drive. Starts from $41,295, we conducted test on 2016 BMW 328i xDrive equipped with tech every luxury M Sport package is to cost around $58.795.
BMW 328i xDrive delivers expected performance using turbocharged four cylinder produces 240 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 1250 rpm. BMW 328i always ready to pounce with all wheel drive and eight speed automatic transmission provides more accuracy due to quick gearbox, availability of torque at 1250 rpm and intuitive shift. Being weighed 3700 pounds 60 mph is achieved in 5.3 seconds which is good. Riding with all season Continental flat tires and all wheel drive provides better performance. Braking took 174 ft to stop from 70 mph. EPA 20 mpg which is 1 mpg less than observed in rear drive version.
Packed with extras Harman/Kardon audio($875), FedEx warehouse with heat for steering wheel, front and rear seats ($800), Dakota leather ($1450), rear window shades($575), rear camera park assistance ($950), blind spot monitorning, side top view camera, active driving assistant ($1700), automated high beams ($800), satellite radio, keyless entry, sunroof, lumbar support , navigation, head up displays, apps services all for ($2750), active cruise control either with Driver Assistance ($1200), $350 for Bluetooth and phone plugs. Adaptive suspension ($700) which will sharpen driving dyanmics.
M Sport package with $3000 includes cosmetics as aero skirts, dark trim around windows, excellent sport seats, aluminium and blue trim on dash and console and doors, M-spec wheels.
Interior should have been more luxurious for $59K price, current design seems outdated and aged, use of hard plastic is very much in.
2017 Audi A4, the Quattro version is to look out against BMW 328i xDrive.