The driver environment, instrumentation and controls is excellent. It's a joy to drive, and I love that it's the one I walk up to in the parking lot. On my birthday 4th of July , it proceeded to overheat on one of the hottest days last year. The 3-Series is available as a coupe, a retractable hardtop convertible, a sedan and a wagon. So, if you want to buy a clunker that willets likely need major repairs within weeks, if not within days of purchase, then this is your place. The naturally aspirated base engine is a little light on low-end torque, but it moves the car smartly once underway and provides laudable fuel economy on the highway. The 335i and 335i xDrive get a different 3.
The 3-Series makes sure no buyer is left behind by offering four body styles, three engines, and both rear- and all-wheel drive. Introduction Another year, another round of subtle changes to make one of the most heralded automobiles ever made even better. Side Impact Crash Test - Rear: Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger. I appreciate the feel German cars typically provide, and I have enough experience to keep my expectations realistic. This information is only a summary. For some reason, when pumping gas, the fuel pump clicks off before it's full.
This isn't to say that there aren't other worthy contenders. Third and current problem, the car is currently in the shop because while driving down the highway a very loud grinding noise and an extreme wobble coming from transfer case or transmission, not sure yet what it is. So - would I buy another one? Meanwhile, the late-availability 335d provides face-flattening torque off the line while using the least fuel of the bunch. Curious, I stepped outside and looked at the rubber. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use, and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. The Climate Package adds heated front seats and steering wheel, retractable headlight washers and fold-down rear seats though the latter are unavailable in the convertible. With the sport package though, it borders on rough if the road surfaces are lousy.
Engine is a fantastic mechanical masterpiece. My warranty expired in March 2015. The 335i models are powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the same 6-cylinder engine. Side Impact Crash Test - Front: Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It is now September 2015 and I took my car in for an oil change and front brakes and they are now telling me my front differential needs repaired and I have a cracked valve cover. Many of these items can be had as stand-alone options.
Nothing would peeve them more than to discover one of us Brown children secretly listening to a Rev. I order extras now because I know the winter pothole season will ruin one or two tires, and last year a rim, too. Interior Design and Special Features The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury. Only 2 minor complaints - run flat tires expensive, noisy, don't last as long as conventional ones and slight hesitation when you push accelerator after a complete stop. Easily adjusted and very supportive seats are the norm, as is one of the nicest steering wheels found in a modern automobile. I had to get a 6-speed since that is what I wanted for me and to teach my kids how to drive a car 'old school'. In performance testing, we've spurred a 328i sedan with the manual transmission from zero to 60 mph in 6.
The car looks great drives great and is very reliable if you want more power go for the turbo or the M3. We also provide inexpensive and guaranteed 3 day, 2 day, and Overnight shipping options, so if you need your Interior Door Handle Cover - Passenger Side Beige tomorrow, eEuroparts. The one thing I wanted to call it is the sport package. I didn't want the additional cost and maintenance of the turbocharged 335i. Later in the model year, the 3 Series sedan gets an optional twin-turbocharged clean-diesel engine. Country of Manufacture: Germany Manufacture Quality: Genuine Shipping Weight lbs : 0. If there is anything you cannot find in our catalog please and our knowledgeable customer service team will help you locate the part you need, fast.
Trunk space is average in sedans and coupes, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. I've read the negative reviews. I figure you given up something for the superior handling and overall driving experience. Coupe and convertible versions come with slightly more equipment, including a sport-tuned suspension on the coupe and a power-retractable hardtop on the convertible. The all-wheel-drive versions add retractable headlight washers. The item must be new and in its original manufacturer packaging to be eligible for a cash refund. On one of the coldest days this winter so far , I was out of town Chicago for a wedding.
A few months later, the car began one day to run as if the engine was missing a cylinder. Wipers Std Rain Sensing Wipers Std Accident Prevention Rear Parking Aid Opt Security Alarm Opt Anti-theft System Opt Telematics Opt Original Warranty An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. At the same time, the 3 Series is a wonderful long-distance cruiser, delivering both a supple ride and a hushed cabin. Both 6-cylinder powerplants are matched with a superb 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is optional. Decided on its own when to turn on or off.
It has some issues with the key, even with a brand new battery you have to be like 10feet away from the car in order to work. The gas tank closure broke. My only significant disappointment - the shifting action in my manual transmission car prefers relaxed driving. Roadside Assistance: The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car. Most of what I learned about how to work on my Bimmer I got off YouTube. A stiff suspension means the 3-Series is at its best when carving corners. What do the Safety Ratings mean? I am very satisfied, and will continue to deal with them because I appreciate honesty.