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


2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Stop-Start Feature

March 6, 2014

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

Our 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo has a Start-Stop feature on three of its four drive settings. I always find this feature disruptive so I usually turn it off.

I guess I'm going to have to get used to it eventually because Dan tells me this will be a feature in all new cars.

In our long-term Porsche 911, you could press a button to turn this feature off and it stayed off. But in our new BMW you have to switch it off every time you start the car. You do this by choosing Sport mode. All three of the other driving modes put Stop-Start back into play.

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

How do you feel about Stop-Start? I know its purpose is to save fuel. But do you find it annoying?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 3,392 miles

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