2014 BMW 328i xDrive GT: Dash Rattle
April 9, 2014
I took our long-term 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo (that's a mouthful) on our 116-mile evaluation loop last week so I could do an Edmunds Rating on it. If you've ever seen our Ratings on the Web site, then you know we get pretty in-depth.
As such, this is not just a carefree drive through the countryside with the stereo blasting. We're assessing ride comfort, tire noise, wind noise, seat comfort, cubby storage and even how easy it is to get in/out of the car (the latter usually not while we're driving). And lots more.
What's my point?
That it's surprising the extra sounds you hear when you don't have the radio on. And in the case of our 328i GT, I noticed an occasional dash rattle over certain sections of road.
My guess is it's related to the plastic surround of the optional Head-Up Display, but I couldn't quite pinpoint that while I was driving. And it is pretty faint.
So we'll monitor and see if it gets worse. Or if anyone else even notices.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,088 miles