2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Great Big Sunroof
July 25, 2014
This is not an inexpensive car. Base price is $42,375 and our long-term 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo, which has more than its fair share of options, carries an MSRP of $55,500.
At those numbers it should be equipped with plenty of cool stuff, which it is. Check out its big sunroof.
BMW describes it as a "panoramic moonroof with fully automatic, 2-piece glass panels, power slide and lift control, wind deflector and power interior sunshade". And I was surprised to learn that it is standard equipment on all 3 Series hatchbacks.
As you can see the glass panels make up the majority of the car's roof. Although it's a bit disappointing that only the front panel opens, wind and noise control when it's retracted is outstanding. Even the sunshade is a quality piece. It operates smoothly and quietly and when it's closed it takes on the appearance of a high quality headliner.
As usual, BMW got the details right.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 13,550 miles