2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
This car goes where you point it with the steering wheel. It also has three different transmission settings for you to choose from; Eco for the best gas consumption with a little less power, Comfort (the default) for a bit less rigid ride with a little more power than Eco, and Sport for driving the car like a BMW is supposed to be driven full power and absolutely no hesitation.
2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Prior to my 2014 320i xDrive, I drove a Mini Countryman, a mini cooper, and a 2011 hyundai sonata.
This BMW is easily one of the best looking cars on the road. It is very quiet inside around town, with a comfortable ride. The transmission is excellent. Shifts are smooth and unintrusive. Turbo lag is absent. The controls are intuitive.
Steering is more similar to the Hyundai than MINI. It is VERY numb on center, though it firms up as you turn.
Brakes offer no feeling - like stepping on a cloud instead.
Highway wind noise is intrusive.
iDrive doesn't sync too well with my iPhone 6+ - it says "transferring data" instead of showing my contacts.
2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
I have been driving this car for a month and just love it. My previous car was a Buick Enclave which although great in many ways just drank too much gas and did rather lumber around. The 328 is a much more complex vehicle and I am still discovering new features. I love the way I can put it into eco-pro mode on the freeways and notch up 35 mpg and better on long drives and then - when I want to leave other drivers well behind - I can slip it into sport mode and boom! I am gone. The one drawback is a lousily small amount of storage space for the driver. The compartment underneath the central arm rest is minute.
The gas mileage in eco-pro mode is great. The ride quality is lovely and the seats are firm but supportive. I feel secure on the road in the winter thanks to the four-wheel drive and the engine has much more power than I will ever realistically need. I love how the map display automatically turns into the night mode when the outside light darkens beyond a certain point and I also like that after you fill up, the suggested maximum range is based on your most recent driving patters. I have had no problems with the I-Drive system, which is much easier to use than some reviews would have you believe.
Increase the amount of storage space for the driver.