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Sports car for families
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By livesmile
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2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 335i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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It may be difficult to think of a better *sports* car that can carry four people in comfort. This is as much a sports car as typical driving situations allows nowadays. In my view, to enjoy any more sportiness you need to go to the tracks, so it is a moot point for me to demand additional driving dynamics when I can't use them 95% of the time. The 335i GT is perfect blend of power, handling, and comfort. It looks great from most angles except may be a couple of side ones. The iDrive system is flawless. The only thing that could improve it in my view would be gesture recognition, which BMW is already working on. The sport mode is awesome and makes me forget that it is a GT and not a 3sedan.


Favorite Features

HUD. Browsing music in HUD. Navigation in HUD. Integration with Google (Send to car and online search features). Adaptive cruise (stop and go is awesome, no need to use feet at all). Start and stop (yes I use it all the time-- works without vibrations, jerks etc. and is very quick, and also work automatically with adaptive cruise automatically). Panoramic roof. Space in the trunk. And kick-action for opening the trun.


Suggested Improvements

Lane keeping assist. Front camera to give a 360 degree surround view. Temperature sync for dual zones. Control of rear air-flow from front (needed for those with families). Mirroring of smart phone screen to screen.


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Great Functional Car
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By iserum
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2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 328i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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It is a functional Car, replaced a X3 with this vehicle, this is by no means or close to a 3 series drive, 3 series owner will be disappointed with this car, in my opinion BMW should have not named it in 3 series, we got this cars for leg room in back and good storage in trunk and to keep the car feel of drive, it is better than SUV with low CG, hence low chance of roll over as compared to SUV, this is our 6 or 7th BMW so most of the cabin amenities or lack of it we are familiar with, the car does not drive like 3 series at all, it is softer ride even with M sports package. i rate it higher for its practicality for my family.


Favorite Features

HUD Navigation is the best i have used so far. Panoramic Roof, just like X3 very nice. Huge Trunk space.


Suggested Improvements

HUD do not work with polarized sunglasses. Noisy cabin as compared to X3 and 328xi, don't know may be because of Pano roof. or 18 inch Sports wheels.


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Ideal and Realistic Bimmer
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By sojod
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2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 335i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I went from a Honda Ridgeline RTL to an Acura MDX SH-AWD with tech package to this, the quintessential family car. The 335i xdrive GT drives like a sports car, carries passengers like a family car and can be loaded up for 80% of the transportation tasks that most "city folk (including surbubia)" need. It's amazing!


Favorite Features

The fact that the American version comes standard AWD. The space in the rear seats. The foldability of the rear seats to allow for more cargo space and the hidden storage under the cargo.


Suggested Improvements

General for all BMWs; some features shouldn't be optional, period. If Honda can offer rearview cameras as a standard feature, I don't see why BMW can't. Why isn't there a sunglass holder? I'm shocked. The armrest compartment can be more spacious; yes I know it's still a 3 series, but it's a 3 series on steroids and contains enough room to allow for that.


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I'm loving this car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By greggbrent
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2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 335i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I'm coming from a 328i Convertible which was fun but no so much in winter (live in NJ). It looked great but not too practical. Hard to get an adult in back seat and no trunk space. Was a drag driving on these terrible roads in and around NYC. The car was a VERY rough ride. So went for something completely different with Gran Turismo 335xi, loaded up and what a difference! Much smoother ride (missed the old steering though) and like slightly higher seat position. The back seat is like a mini stretch and adults fit VERY comfortably. Tech on it is great and it's FAST. Not sure why some think its so fugly. Most everyone who has seen it has LOVED the look. Not perfect but LOVING IT


Favorite Features

Space, hatchback, speed, smoother ride, tech features, handling,


Suggested Improvements

I don't agree with various versions of driver assist packages. Rearview Camera should be STANDARD like almost every other car. All the safety features (blind spot warning, park distance control, etc) should be all under One Package. The seat seam is a bit uncomfortable for me for some reason as it hits my butt and feels like I'd been riding a sport bike after awhile. Hopefully that will just break itself in. The BMW apps and Iphone integration should be seamless and up to date with current iphone systems.


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Best car I've ever bought.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By maugha
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2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 328i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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I've read professional reviews that say this car is extremely ugly and I have to disagree. It's exterior design looks both class and sporty at the same time. Back seat leg space was important as I have four college age children. This has as much room as the 7 series. I needed cargo space as I transport kids to/from their schools with all their dorm needs. There is plenty of room for all their stuff. In addition, I am disabled and love how easy it is to close the hatch and pull down the back seats for additional cargo space. I had a 2007 525i with an inline six-cylinder engine. I now have the four cylinder and it has more power than my 525i, making is amazingly fun to drive.


Favorite Features

The all wheel drive and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Extended leg space in the back seat and easy to use features. I also like the panels provided for the hatch to conceal items in the trunk. I love the sturdy build and the sleek design.


Suggested Improvements

There is very little storage space for personal items. The middle console storage space is limited due to optional phone holder. I'd rather have a compartment to store CD, etc. Aux and USB ports are in an awkward place and not easily accessible for the driver.


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