A Comprehensive 2014 BMW 328i Review

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Always a benchmark in cars, both as a status symbol and as a sports wagon, we’d spent almost a week with the 2014 BMW 328i to check its features and see if it has all it boasts of. We were impressed to find that it still ticked all the mid-level executive boxes it has since debuting.

Launched in 1975, BMW E21 3 series revolutionized the entire sports sedan market. It was a two-door couple and cabriolet with a driver centric dashboard and a center console. In mid 1980s came the iconic n E30 3 (second generation) series as a variable style model to anchor the BMW brand. It was available in 7 shapes: convertible, a two-door coupe, wide-bodied couple, convertible cabriolet, touring wagon, and a rout-door sedan.

In 2012, BMW 3 Series was launched in its 6th and current generation. It was a M and two-door models split into different ranges, leaving just the touring wagon, GT hatch and sedan as “proper” 3 series cars.

The 2014 BMW 328i Sports line (one of the three style choices) is an ultimate driving machine. It comes with a slightly different trim, wheels, as well as color and front dam designs.

The 2014 BMW 328i sedan uses automatic climate control, eight-way manually adjustable front sets, vinyl (leatherette) upholstery, cruise control, tilt and telescoping front wheel, a trip computer, iDrive interface, Bluetooth, a premium radio system, USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, rain sensing automatic wipers, and 19-inch alloy wheels

All “Lines” of 328i start at $69,000 plus on the roads, but Sport Line is an ultimate driving machine. It features eBay-style sport badges on its front guards.

Inside, the things are where you would expect them to be and driving position in the sedan is quite comfortable. It’s surely a place you feel perfectly at home very quickly.

It features more goodies, a bigger 8.7-inch iDrive screen is awesome. Besides professional navigation (a standard in BMW 328i), it is also fitted with a Connected Drive Freedom (optional) that offers one-the-move communications and live telematics data.

BMW 328i features a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-4 making 240 horsepower and 250 pound feet of torque. It accelerates from 0-60 within 5.2 seconds with 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic. It achieves an EPA-estimated 20/34 mpg Highway/City with the 6-speed manual, and 21/32 mpg City/Highway with automatic on both AWD and RWD models.

While SOS and concierge functions of its Connected Drive are superb, the standout function of the sedan is the navigation re-routing and live-traffic map.

This system can display roads in yellow, green and red to quickly identify the exact traffic volume and can re-route you to skip heavier snarls wherever possible. Once you get used to the system, it’s very useful.

Driving around the city in “comfort” setting feels pleasant, and comfortable. Drop into “sports” and the response improves to return much more rewarding and entertaining experience.

The BMW’s features an Active Sound Design that can pump the synthetic note through stereo speakers. It’s too perfect and comes out after some enhancement. You’ll definitely enjoy it!

Even with its beautiful shiny pain and sharp-looking alloys, the BMW 328i sports does look similar to any other 3 Series out there. It’s climate control isn’t that accurate. So you can’t sync the temperature between front passenger and driver. Ideally, aircon should punch out same 19.4 degrees through both sides, not 18, 19 or 20.5.

The 2014 BMW 328i sedan remains the top-seller among all compact luxury sport cars such as the Lexus IS, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Though all of them offer similar features and dimensions, none can quite match the performance-oriented dynamics and weight balance of the BMW.

The Points to Consider While Going Through New Car Reviews

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The car for sale industry is growing amazingly and the new launching is seen quite frequently and regularly. One or other manufacture produces the latest model that can compete in the market with other manufacturers and also can make the company profitable. But, none of the companies can reach to the hearts and minds of the car lovers until the reviews or features of them are not reached to the ultimate buyers. In order to make this possible, the manufacturers and dealers offer the services of expert car review writers who make the buying procedure quite easier and smarter by offering the reviews in the markets.

These reviews are available in different sections and styles but there are certain fixed points that are must to get handled and focused. Here are some of the highlighted features that make big difference in the decision of buying.

* The introduction

The introductory features are quite necessary in deciding the buying. In the standard review, the introductory paragraph is quite important as it indicates brief information about the company and also reveals the response and trims offered by the new car manufacturers. These introductory features make the buyer informed about the car and their models, experience of the test drive and the summary of the company which connects as the first impression with the reviewed model. The first impression is last impression, and therefore the introductory paragraph is must to get read by the readers.

* The exterior and interior

The exterior is one of the most featured factors of any of the new cars. Normally people buy the car more for the show-off reasons these days and also the better exterior creates a definite impression in the minds of the viewers. Exterior has got varied shapes, features and latest tools that are described while narrating the exteriors. The headlights, fog lamps, the grille and also the exterior paints are the main features that make difference in the exterior view. Interior is also one of the prime features for reviewing the buying procedures. In the interior section, the advance tools, the locations and ease of using these features and also the comfort space for the front and rear seats should be seen with multiple features and functions. Ultimately, the exterior and the interiors should be seen with amazing and exclusive perfections.

* The engine performance and driving comfort

The engine performance is quite important and pivotal is the driving comfort of the cars. The articles should be read by keeping the importance of engines in the minds. The engines are having phenomenal importance and they also are the hearts of any models. The more efficient the engine is the longer lasting the cars are. The horse power productions and the torque should be seen with the engine types. The engines should suit the types, for example, the sports and other models are attached with the V8 engines that are fastest. So, the model type and their engine types should be seen before making any final decision.

* The safety features

The safety features are equally important as the airbags and other special features make big difference in improving the safety features. The new cars are clearly exposing the safety features and they are quite important in making the decision of buying.

So, these are some of the most important features of the new car reviews that can make the car buying easier and smarter. They should be seen with the target of seeing these targeted features.