2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
IMHO the recommended intervals for fluid changes are too long. I will change in-between. Also lifetime fluids don't exist once again IMHO. This is a ploy by BMW to reduce their warranty costs for maintenance and gives the false impression that ownership is not so costly. This might be fine for someone who trades often but those used ones that followed BWM's schedule will not hold up as well. This is a fine car. It does everything well and offers great mileage without any sacrifice. We totally love the car. Costs are high all the way around but then again I'd expect them to be from such a fine auto. I'm on my 4th one now without one regret. Loved them all. The 328D offers it all. Don't buy any BMW and expect low costs for anything. If you make the purchase knowing this and maintain them well you will be a very happy BMW owner. We also currently own a 2014 335i and a cheap to maintain 2016 Toyota Tacoma limited for boat and stuff hauling.
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine and transmission are smooth as silk. The turbo-4cyl with 8AT is outstanding.
0 issues with vehicle and dealer has been outstanding for scheduled maintainence.
I-Drive is waaaaay better than my wife's Audi MMI.
Wagons new are $$$, look for a used CPO. Ridiculous what an optioned new wagon costs.
Only complaint is, and this is an issues with pre-LCI F30's, is electric steering. Ugh, our old E90 was better in steering/road feel vs the newer F30's. Also if you can find one, get the Adaptive M suspension. The Xdrive wagon has BMW's base suspension and sits the highest. The Msport suspension or old "704" static suspension are unavailable on the wagons.
And pay for the lighting package! The halogen lights are terrible. Unbelievable that BMW stills puts halogen lights in their vehicles. Plus with halogens you do NOT get the classic signature of all BMW's.....iconic Round Angel eyes.
I have rear and front facing child seats in 2nd row. Make sure you put the front facing seat behind the drivers side! Or it gets tight.
I love my wagon, fast and fun to drive.....and still average 24-25 mpg in town.