4000 Mile BMW test
By Tony on
Vehicle2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
ReviewVery smooth and powerful engine. Passing on 2 lane roads acceleration 50 to 90mph is quick. Engine torque allows 6th gear acceleraton at highway speeds w/o downshift. Amazing torque for 3Ltr engine. Much better than wife's Acura TL. At high altitude in Colorado I was amazed at ability to use cruise control on I70 over loveland pass at 11000ft elevation. 6spd auto trans ensures engine always in correct torque band. Brakes easily modulated and strong. Handling outstanding. Car goes where you point it. In corners sets up quickly and tracks easily. Able to corner at higher speeds with confidence. During 4000 mi trip in sept 08 averaged 30.2 mpg During trip from AR to SD, UT, CO back to Ark.
Best FeaturesSuperb engine, suspension, and brakes. Leather interior beautiful and comfy. Driver controls. Cruise control relaxing on long trips. Quiet interior. Had many cars over the years and BMW's perform best of all when pushed. Wife says the damn thing drives good. Engine very smooth and quiet. 25mpg city
Worst FeaturesBetter cup holders. Radio controls not user friendly. Replace run flat tires; They make the ride somewhat harsh. When slow on windy roads trans sometimes shifts harsh. Seems to work better when in the sport mode. Original bridgestones replaced by dealer because they were noisy.
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