Had to have it! Have had 3 German built cars so far and this by far knocks it out of the park, in all
areas including price...it was nearly 50K MSRP.
Mine is in gorgeous Mineral White with drop dead beautiful Saddle and Black interior. This car is a rocket. Leave it to BMW to build a twin turbo 4 CYL. that can do 0-60 in 5.5 secs.
Just got back from trip to Carmel (some 170 miles from here)
and averaged in combined driving situations an
astounding 33.6MPG! Love what BMW has accomplished. Glitz, (in the Luxury Line) with plenty of "masculinity" thrown in. I havn't had
a car in years that I so look forward to driving.
The new 8 SPD. transmission is phenomenol. It
is butter smooth. My only complaint, in an otherwise 20,000 miles of driving pleasure ,would have to be the tire wear. I have replaced the Pirelli's with Bridgestone Drive Guards, and the ride and cornering might even be better than before. Still in love.
Have now owned my 2014 30 months and it has about 18000 miles on it.
This is my first BMW and I must say I love this car.
The car has an excellent combination of a comfortable ride and good handling. The handling is not as sharp as the older style BMW 3 series, but its good for driving around town and maybe taking a corner or two at higher speeds. The snow traction with the AWD is awesome.
The Navigation system is the best I have ever seen. Everything makes perfect sense and it works extremely well. I love the fact that I can write letters with my fingers on the touch pad and it recognized them. The navigation interface is the best of any cars I have owned by far.
The Bluetooth menu takes a little getting used to but once you get used to it, it is easy to use. It locks to my Android phone very quickly and phone conversations are clear via Bluetooth.
Put the car in Eco mode and it is a pussycat just minding its own business and getting you from point A to point B in style. Switch it to Sport mode and the car turns into a little monster pinning you back into your seat as you step on the accelerator.
I have the premium package with Navigation and the winter package. My kids love the heated rear seats in NE winter.
The interior of this car is in need of an update to keep up with the new Audi and Mercedes interior. But it is perfectly functional and looks good.
I wish that the climate control would remember the last fan settings and would not always start in the same mode. I have to change the fan setting every time I turn the engine on.
The mileage for around town driving is in the low 20s, but highway is above 30 in Eco mode and if you keep your speeds around 60 MPH. It is hard to drive 60 MPH on the highway with this car though as it is so smooth and quiet even at 90 MPH.
I have not had a single mechanical or electrical problem with the car that required repairs. It is under bumper to bumper warranty for 4 years of 40K miles. It also includes free maintenance in that duration. The Audi only provides free maintenance for 1 yr or 10K miles.
I have owned Hondas and Toyotas prior to this BMW. All in all, this is by far the best car I have ever owned and I would highly recommend it to others. I am a life time customer of BMW now.
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.
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.
This is my first luxury car and what a great feeling.
No squeaks, bumps or noises, just silence.
AWD is the way to go, especially in New England.
On the I purchased the car and took it home, there was a big snow storm happening.
The car drove great and when right thru 10" of new snow right into the garage without trying hard!