Improper tire pressure can cause variety of issues in all-wheel drive models, including jolts when accelerating or coming to a stop. The convertible adds heat-reflective leather upholstery. Although this is a softer 3 Series and the 320i is the softest of the bunch, it still handles and delivers better feedback than most cars on the road today. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Nothing in the add about the condition and I also spoke to them on the phone before I drove there and they didnt tell me of the condition. It is comfortable, luxurious, in Sport mode, it is fun to drive.
The Diesel-powered xDrive35d joined the lineup for 2009. These German machines have a lot of specifics and not every garage may be able to handle the repairs. Like all gasoline powered 3 Series, the 320i requires premium fuel which, for such a reduction in power compared to the 328i, is a bit of a shocker. For the first few months the car was great, then things started going down hill. All 335i models regardless of body style get a turbocharged 3.
It glides on the road and is super spacious. I am going on the mantra of keeping up with the maintenance so as to avoid big issues. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 335is coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds. A six speed manual is standard for the car with an eight speed automatic optional. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
My only complaint is for longer drives the arm rest isn't the most comfortable. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2015. Interestingly, the 7 Series depreciates a lot over time. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. I have a 2013 model and so far my only complaint is that the idrive system seems limited and it is annoying to play music off the phone. Mileage estimates for the manual 328i and all versions of the 335i sedan remain unchanged. No petitions, requests for funding.
There are complaints about hairline cracks in the alloy rims causing air leaks; the cracks are very small and difficult to detect, so be suspicious if the tires are low on air. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 31, 2016. For the first few months the car was great, then things started going down hill. Cooling system issues need particular attention, because if the cooling system is not functioning properly, the engine may overheat resulting in very expensive repairs. It pairs the 335i's engine to the eight-speed automatic, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. Is it really that bad? The safety recall began on January 31, 2014.
The 335i sedan and ActiveHybrid3 get unique powertrains, although both come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive and auto-leveling xenon headlights, automatic high beams and a sunroof. Although this is a softer 3 Series and the 320i is the softest of the bunch, it still handles and delivers better feedback than most cars on the road today. If the ride alone is not enough, the very stylish interior with many creature comforts will blow you away. Fuel pumps and fuel injectors fail quite often. In sum, there is no free lunch, but I feel the rewards of driving my 328i outweigh the pains. An interim owner notification letter was mailed December 21, 2018. If your car starts overheating, or if you notice coolant leaks on your parking spot, have the car checked out as soon as you can; overheating can cause serious problems with your engine.
If steering and handling precision are top priority for you, we'd recommend the coupe over the sedan. On the other hand, that is only 1. So, my car will be at the dealership for over two weeks. Vehicle Overview While the sedan was all-new for 2012, the 3 Series coupe, convertible, and M3 carry over from the previous generation for 2013. That said the 320i is not a spongy modern day Century. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect enough light.
In government crash testing, the sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, plus four stars for frontal protection and five for side protection. At only one mpg city and two mpg highway that may not seem like much of an improvement over the 328i and during our time with the 320i we were only able to average 27. They're wonderful cars, but they're luxury sports cars - and the associated tolerances and complexities therein have associated costs as well. Oil leaks often cause the 'burnt oil' smell under the hood. If so, that is a stop-gap measure meant to get you to a garage where you flush the engine and cooling system, as well as repair the leaking part.
The 128i is probably a more sensible choice, as a turbocharged engine is more likely to have problems and will be more expensive in a long term. Most shoppers will be pretty happy with this engine. The low oil warning keeps coming on. So, my car will be at the dealership for over two weeks. It makes us wonder if the 328i will become the forgotten middle child between the sporty 335i and efficient 320i. But a week spent behind the wheel of a 2013 320i xDrive Sedan left me with more questions than answers.
To see what's new for 2013, click , or check out a of the two model years. The trunk however is still a smallish 13 cu-ft. The automatic and all-wheel drive drop those estimates by 1 or 2 mpg depending on body style. New for 2013 A new entry-level 320i sedan with a 180-hp turbo 2. Front seats are comfortable and offer a lot of space while there is still a decent 35. The 128i comes with a 230-hp 3. The suspension swallows up bumps better than most other compact luxury sedans.