The Audi also has an above-average reliability rating for the class. The rain-sensing wipers got put to much use and worked flawlessly. Sales of the compact-size model reached almost 1. In America, wagons are not popular. While one still sees plenty of M- and Z-Class pavement peelers out there, the L.
The Sport Line also enhances the look and feel of the interior by utilizing a sport instrument cluster with specific printing and chrono-scaling, an anthracite headliner as well as Sports Seats with side-bolsters. There are broader side air intakes that are designed to make the car look even wider. Per usual, the autobox comes with a variety of driving modes, including Sport+ for maximum rpms and multiple sequential down shifts. The former comes with 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet on tap, while the latter sits at the top of the range with a solid 313 horsepower and 465 pound-feet. This much we already know.
Not Lacking for Power For 2016, the 3 Series Sports Wagon is available with two engines, one gas and the other diesel. And to make life easier, the 328i can be equipped with a trick rear hatch that opens hands free by gently kicking towards the tailgate while in possession of the key fob. The M Sport Package adds new styling and aggressive lines for the exterior with an M Aerodynamics Package, plus a leather-wrapped M steering wheel in the cabin, and M Sport suspension in the corners. The base 320i model comes with a 2. It's a close call between these models, but the A4 comes out on top. If you can do without Apple CarPlay, find a 2016 model with a rearview camera.
For the new 3 Series wagon, the Bavarians updated the interior with new trim and highlights, including chrome and high-gloss surfaces. Full review, specs, and gallery here: Subscribe YouTube - Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Web - AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. The newly developed manual and automatic transmissions also play an important role in reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This version is obviously slower to 60 mph, needing 7. High-quality interior, driver focused ergonomics. In comparison, these same costs for many competitors are a bit lower.
The gasoline engine in the 328i is a 2. The base 3 Series gets great fuel economy, at 23 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. No longer did the 328i have shades of a six-cylinder rumble, it now sounded like any other, ordinary 2. The lightweight and rigid all-aluminum unit with TwinPower Turbo technology provides a perfect blend of superb performance and outstanding efficiency. The optional latest-generation Navigation System boasts quicker start-up, even faster route calculation along with more realistic 3D visualization in cities.
The car never lacked for power at low speeds or high. This gives the 3 Series a 2 turn lock-to-lock steering travel, making it feel very fast and very sharp. The 6-speed manual transmission is also offered with a rev matching function, which means the engine automatically blips the throttle on downshifting, resulting in improved smoothness. The model I drove also included a head-up display that lighted the inside of the windshield with my speed and the posted speed limit. All 340i models are governed to a top speed of 155 mph.
The same goes for the 318d, which gets a more powerful version of the same unit, rated at 148 horses and 236 pound-feet. However, the 340i makes up for that through its 3. It also includes an adaptive cruise control that will take over the car in stop-and-go driving. The Sport Line interior package also makes its return as a standard addition, offering an enhanced feeling of performance. Two six-cylinder versions are available, the 330d and 335d. The new 3 Series wagon receives exterior styling updates in line with those seen on the sedan The new 3 Series wagon receives exterior styling updates in line with those seen on the sedan. The gasoline lineup also includes the 318i, which comes with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet, and the 320i, which benefits from 181 horses and 199 pound-feet.
For this amount, you get the 330i xDrive model. Driving Dynamics Control puts the power in your hands, with 3 adjustable drive modes that fine-tune every aspect of your ride at the push of a button. And do it all from the comfort of a full Dakota Leather interior. This is true of the standard suspension as well as the M Sport Suspension and the Adaptive M Suspension options. Some cars are more difficult to get to know than others for a variety of reasons. Read our full review of the Conclusion When it comes to competition, the 3 Series Wagon enjoys very few challengers.