Its Sweet Spot - 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test
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2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Its Sweet Spot

May 20, 2014

 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

When you're traveling about 40 mph and you get a chance for a burst of speed, this is my favorite time in our long-term 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo. It provides powerful mid-range torque combined with a quick-thinking transmission. It's satisfyingly responsive.

It's that BMW moment. A sweet spot. There's no hesitation, no doubt, the car just obeys, like spurring on a trustworthy horse.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


Comments

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    I'd hope that BMW hasn't lost their vibe to the point that 40 mph is the only "sweet spot". That might imply less-than-perfect engine/transmission calibration -- hardly worthy of the moniker "ultimate driving machine".

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    The idea of a sweet spot for this engine seems misplaced - I don't think there is a engine in production today that has a wider powerband.

  • I don't think there is a engine in production today that has a wider powerband. Ford's twin turbo 3.5 V6 does. From just above idle to redline.

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