Checking the Oil From the Driver Seat - 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

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2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Checking the Oil From the Driver Seat

January 22, 2015

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

Checking this car's engine oil level could not be easier. Or unmessy. You don't even have to open the hood. Heck, you don't even have to leave its leather-covered driver seat.

Like many luxury cars these days, our long-term 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo has no traditional oil dipstick. Instead, you check its engine oil level with a few twists and turns of its iDrive dial.

Within seconds the graphic on the screen tells you if the level is low or not. Ours was OK.

Although I've never had a problem with the tried-and-true traditional dipstick, I have to say this was quite nice during Saturday afternoon's rainstorm.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 20,633 miles


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