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The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
April 27, 2010
Vehicle Overview Offered in 328i, twin-turbo gasoline 335i and twin-turbo diesel 335d forms, the 3 Series is BMW's bread-and-butter model. Available in sedan, wagon, coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible body styles, the 328 competes with the Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The 335 is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2011 Coupe and convertible models get some exterior tweaks. Other than that, BMW changed equipment in some option packages for 2011.
Exterior The 328 features a long hood and short front overhangs. The 2011 coupe and convertible get styling tweaks to further separate them from the sedan, including a new hood, fresh twin-kidney grille, adaptive xenon headlights ringed by LED lighting, and new LED taillights. Exterior features include:
Optional automatic high-beam headlights
17-inch wheels are optional on sedans but standard on coupes and convertibles
Run-flat tires are mounted on all models
Optional Active Steering with speed-sensitive assist
Interior Sedans and wagons can hold five occupants, while coupes and convertibles seat four. iDrive, available only with an optional navigation system, is BMW's latest and best version, revamped with better graphics, more shortcut keys and improved menu functionality.
Interior features include:
Standard automatic climate control
Optional navigation system with iDrive
Optional adaptive cruise control can gently apply the brakes to maintain a preset speed
Standard HD radio
Under the Hood The base engine is a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder.
230 horsepower, 200 pounds-feet of torque
Variable valve timing
Six-speed manual gearbox
Optional six-speed automatic transmission with Normal, Sport and Manual modes
Optional all-wheel drive
Safety Convertibles aren't available with side curtain airbags like the coupe, sedan and wagon trims are. However, convertibles do have a side airbag head extension.
Standard safety features include:
Electronic stability system
Side curtain airbags (not available on convertible)
Active front head restraints
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