What Does M Sport Get You? - 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

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

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: What Does M Sport Get You?

June 10, 2014

 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

Our 2014 BMW 328i has the M Sport package, or M Sport "line" as BMW calls it. It's a $3,750 option over the base setup and it includes these sporty wheels, some minor exterior changes, an M Sport steering wheel, sport seats and a few unique interior colors and trim.

Not a bad collection of parts, but for $1,250 less you can go with the Sport line package that also adds a set of slick looking 18-inch wheels, sport seats, unique interior treatments and even a few exterior changes.

What don't you get? Blue brake calipers. They're signature elements of BMW's M Sport packages. They're also the most easily recognizable sign that you paid up for the more expensive package. Not a bad piece of marketing by BMW.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,936 miles


  • schen72 schen72 Posts:

    Seems like a lot of fluff for $3750.

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    > @schen72 said: > Seems like a lot of fluff for $3750. It's all fluff unless the "M" is on the trunk lid.

  • bassracerx bassracerx Posts:

    they are the same calipers only blue?

  • vvk vvk Posts:

    On RWD models you also get M Sport specific suspension tuning. That and M Sport specific short shifter are the biggest reasons to order M Sport. The short shifter makes a huge difference in shift feel. But it does not apply to GT, since it is automatic only.

  • cotak cotak Posts:

    So this package is a reaffirmation of the old meme "You sucker will buy anything" with the bmw badge in a turd... nice.

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