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Used 2016 BMW 3 Series Diesel Consumer Reviews

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CHDriver, 02/13/2017
updated 02/14/2020
2016 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
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Buyers should try driving a "diesel" engine BMW before committing to a gasser. I have been a life-long diesel driver and the VW/Audi TDIs and now this BMW diesel just do not disappoint. The handling, torque and mpg make these cars great for long-term ownership. This car is a little over the top with electronics, but I do appreciate all the safety technology. This is a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car, which made it affordable. Try it; you'll like it! 08/10/2017 Update: Extremely pleased with the car. The exterior styling of the "station wagon" is so classic and, at times, a head-turner. Diesel fuel economy still continues to amaze. Interstate driving with cruise set at 77mph the mpg is 41-mpg. Driving at 60-mph the mpg touches 50! Overall: 37-mpg! The different driving modes allow you to tune the car's responsiveness, from Eco-pro, to Comfort, to Sport, and to Sport+ at the touch of a button. To date no issues have arisen. Quality car! Unfortunate that diesels are now almost unavailable. The search is worth the effort. 02/14/2018 Update: No issues. Beginning to drive it harder than maybe I should but it's so much fun! Definitely a keeper. 08/14/2018 Update: MPG continues to improve. The engine is still breaking in, typical of diesels. On a long haul on I-26 East (110-mi) set the cruise at 75mph and finished the run at 46.3mpg! The return trip with the cruise at 80mph I got 42.9mpg. Keeping this car for the long-term. 08/14/2019 Update: Found out that BMW stopped selling diesels in the US in 2018. So, I wanted the one of the last models and after a long search found a 2018 CPO 328d xDrive wagon and traded the 2016 in. Hated to let it go - someone will get a great car! Thanks for reading.

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5 out of 5 stars

6 Years of Joy

Dave, 11/10/2021
2016 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
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I’ve been a fan of diesels for a long time. I wanted a (Passat manual) diesel wagon but after dieselgate at VW, I looked at BMW. I took a gas wagon for a drive and parked it quickly - didn’t like the 2.0. Then I drove a diesel sedan and was immediately enamoured so ordered my wagon. We’ve had lots of long drives with it (2500 km two weeks ago) and it’s still a wonderful and economical way to travel (5.46l/100 km) while not striving for super mileage. The car is mineral grey with tinted rear windows and optional 19” wheels. It might be the prettiest car I’ve owned (currently also have a 2008 328 convertible (manual) & 2016 X5). I had one person refer to it as a German Outback. I’ve owned 4 Outbacks over the years - still a fan.

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