The convertible offers a reasonable cargo hold when the hardtop is up, but predictably shrinks considerably when the top is lowered. Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information helps avoid slowdowns, while the Head-up Display projects driving data right in your line of sight. Advertised payment does not include applicable taxes. Maintenance wise just a nightmare, but a fun car to drive. Immerse yourself in total comfort with the available 4-way lumbar support front seats in your choice of rich Dakota Leather options. I drove an all-wheel, stick-shift 335i coupe.
Both feel solid and display the same great body control and harmony among the primary controls. The all-wheel-drive versions add retractable headlight washers. The convertible scored Good for frontal impacts but Marginal for side impacts. Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information helps avoid slowdowns, while the Head-up Display projects driving data right in your line of sight. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
With 425 pounds-feet of torque at just 1,750 rpm, the 335d can scoot comfortably around slower traffic in sixth gear — uphill, if necessary. There's also a high-performance V-8-powered M3 and a diesel 335d; we cover the M3 on Cars. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an and dual front and side-impact airbags. I think runflats make the car noisy and handle a bit poorly. Go ahead, make the investment.
Overall reliability for the 3 Series has been average across the board. The 335i models are powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the same 6-cylinder engine. Stiff ride with run flat tires. Other than that, it has a smooth ride and I feel like a million bucks driving it. The 335d did the sprint in 5. But even as the twilight of this model's production run approaches, the 3 Series continues to reign supreme. If you like the M3's more aggressive bodywork, an optional M Sport Package imitates the look — if a bit stiltedly — on non-M cars, complete with 18- or 19-inch wheels.
The fourth generation of the legendary M3 carries on in 2010. Push harder, and a hint of turbo lag precedes a surge of power that doesn't build so much as it stays there, even as the tach needle heads toward its redline. My test vehicle had a well-weighted clutch and decent gate placements, but the shifter had longish, rubbery throws; even with practice, upshifts took far too long. The optional leather seats have supportive cushions and large enough side bolsters to hold you in place on curvy roads. They responded back very quickly after my request. These seem minor but they are all very irritating.
But for the time being, the 328i Sport Wagon remains available. After a month of driving this car I love it and can't imagine selling it unless it simply falls apart. The 335i gets a 3. The flip-out dashboard cupholders are flimsy contraptions, and one passenger complained that they intruded on her space. The range-topping sedan model is the diesel-powered 335d. Even the base suspension setup is more capable than most, but the Sport package really brings the 3 into focus, giving it sports-car-grade cornering capabilities without the slightest hint of impact harshness.
In government crash tests, the sedan and wagon received four out of five stars for frontal collision protection and five stars for side protection. The base model for all styles is the rear-wheel-drive 328i, while the coupe, sedan and wagon also come in all-wheel-drive 328i xDrive guise. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Sport sedans aren't known for their large storage areas, but the 3 Series' glove compartment and center console are embarrassingly small. Radio and climate controls are easy to find and use, if a bit rickety in certain areas, and my test car's heated seats worked quickly.
The 335d is perhaps the biggest hoot of them all, serving up face-flattening torque off the line and a uniquely muscular soundtrack while using the least fuel of the bunch. If you buy this car it takes courage to remove the anti-glare coating and replace it with a film available at several outlets. Lots of bells n whistles, with a true luxurious look n feel. Or, quite possibly, I've just become flabbier. Sport package-equipped models can even keep pace with many genuine sports cars.