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  • (4.4) 109 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,057–$19,437
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 230-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2011 BMW 328

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 BMW 328

What We Don't Like

  • Rubbery manual shifter
  • Small cabin
  • Many luxury features cost extra
  • Small trunk
  • Crash tests for convertible

Notable Features

  • 230-hp inline-six-cylinder engine
  • Coupe, sedan, convertible or wagon
  • RWD or AWD
  • Optional iDrive control system
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2011 BMW 328 Reviews

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
  • 16-inch wheels
  • 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:
  • Push-button ignition
  • 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.

Features include:
  • 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:
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags (not available on convertible)
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Active front head restraints


Consumer Reviews

(4.4)

Average based on 109 reviews

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Never own a BMW again

by 1ROSTA from Roscoe, Illinois on November 13, 2017

As soon as the warranty expired, I have had many very expensive repairs to this vehicle. Any repair or service is expensive, the ride is very rough. I'll stick with American or Korean vehicles.

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2011 BMW 328 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 10 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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