2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Just picked up a new 2011 automatic Space Grey auto with premium sound, premium package. First the negatives. BMW removed the ashtray and the accompanying charger/socket and replaced it with an open cavity. Not sure if I liked that idea as now all the junk/coins etc are visible. The car looks and feels oozing with performance and luxury.
Beautifully finished interior/exterior, no rattles or creaks, handles like a dream, outstanding brakes, cool auto-dimming and folding mirrors. Fantastic sound as compared to earlier BMWs.
Include key-less ignition as standard in a car of this class.
Overall, I the 328i Coupe with the M Sports package is a great car.
It handles great and the design/look of the car, I feel is awesome.
The only complaint I have is a fairly loud bearing noise (sounds like power steering).
I brought this back to the dealer and was advised it is normal, but I find it a very annoying.
I tend to focus on the noise every time I start the car.
Other than that, it is a great car.
I really love this car.
It handles is like a groove in the road.
I do have a few complaints.
First, the throttle response sucks (at least when new).
Auto trans starts in 2nd and there seems to be a lag getting up to speed when driving normally.
Punching it will start in 1st, but there is still a slight delay then up to speed quickly.
Dealer said the trans will "learn" based on driving habits.
Surprisingly, he seems to be right and it has gotten better or I have gotten used to it.
The aux connection is in the center console but no place for the cord to exit.
Stock stereo on my 1998 Maxima probably sounds better.
Can't read stereo with polarized sun glasses.
2011 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I recently tradeed in my 2010 1 series for a 2011 3 series. I loved the 1, fast, handles, and was built for performance. Just no room for anythingmore then one person... The 3 series is quick (only weighs 170 pounds more) from the 1 series. I have had a couple of minor problems (headlights, and computer) but seem to be fixed. I have not had a chance to really open it up, still under 700 miles but hope to give it a little test drive on way to Vegas. I have had Audi's, and other sports cars but overall best value and vehicle for money.
The handleing, power from a inline 6 (twin- turbo helps).... The interior feels like quaility, no creeks or squeeks from anything even on bumpy roads...
BMW need to give you the bettr stero, with either the prem package or Nav package... I mean for the cost of those packages you can give me a few more speakers and amp....
2011 BMW 3 Series 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
335 convertible is a wonderful automobile, fantastic performance and truly amazingly fuel efficient.
It is far more comfortable than expected, the idrive with navigation and upgraded stereo is supurb, 8 mgs storage, its a very fine automobile that attracts little attention, which is what I wanted.
Fit and finish are superior.
BMW's European delivery is a fantastic way to drive the car the way it was meant to be driven, the car is tight and flawless at 120 mph on the autobahn.
Car can also handle
of Michigan in style.
The latest rendition of this 3 series may be perfect.