2015 BMW 328

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2015 BMW 328
2015 BMW 328

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Robust turbo-four gas engine
  • Smooth inline-six power
  • Handling
  • Strong brakes
  • Sedan's trunk room

The bad:

  • Spring-back turn signal and transmission levers
  • Leather and power seats optional
  • Many luxury features cost extra
  • Hybrid's battery pack reduces trunk space
  • Hybrid's expensive starting price

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2015 BMW 328 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo body styles available
  • Gas, diesel or hybrid drivetrain available
  • RWD or AWD
  • Active cruise control with Stop &amp
  • amp
  • Go feature available

2015 BMW 328 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

BMW’s compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker’s bread-and-butter model. It’s available as a sedan, Gran Turismo hatchback or wagon. Numerous drivetrains are offered, including hybrid and diesel versions. The five-seat 3 Series comes with rear- or all-wheel drive and competes with the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The coupe and convertible that formerly were part of the 3 Series lineup are now designated the 4 Series under BMW’s current nomenclature.

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New for 2015

M Sport brakes are no longer available on the 328d. The keyless entry feature that’s part of the available Premium Package on the wagon and Gran Turismo now includes hands-free liftgate closing.
 
The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish the Sport, Luxury and M Sport “lines”
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available variable sport steering with speed-sensitive assist
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Manually adjustable front seats; power front seats available
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel
  • Available split-folding backseat
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • CD stereo with HD Radio and USB port
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • IDrive controller and 6.5-inch screen
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo
  • Available sunshades for the rear windows

Under the Hood

  • 180-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (320i)
  • 180-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder (328d)
  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (328i)
  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (335i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Six-speed manual available at no cost
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go technology

3 Series Gran Turismo

The 3 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, coupelike hatchback version of BMW’s compact luxury car. Though styling cues are shared with the 3 Series Sport Wagon, the Gran Turismo is a larger car overall, measuring nearly 8 inches longer and more than 3 inches taller. The result is a roomier cabin, especially for backseat passengers who get 2.8 inches of extra legroom. The front and rear seats are also positioned higher for easier entry and exit.

What’s Special

  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (328i)
  • 300-hp, turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (335i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Cargo area has tie-down points, hooks and underfloor storage

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ActiveHybrid 3

The ActiveHybrid 3 is a 3 Series sedan with a gas/electric hybrid drivetrain. Subtle styling cues differentiate the ActiveHybrid 3 from the regular 3 Series. Among them are logos on the rear roof pillars, galvanized slats in the twin-kidney grille and matte chrome tailpipes.

What’s Special

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack
  • Total system output is 335 hp
  • Electric motor can provide a power boost when accelerating
  • Can be driven up to 2.5 miles at speeds up to 47 mph on electric power alone if conditions allow
  • Zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, according to BMW
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Gas engine can shut down to save fuel when coasting at speeds up to 100 mph

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Speed and comfort!!

This car is fast yet still luxurious. This is probably the beat car I have ever owned. Bmw did a great job on this one!

5.0

Best first car!

I am in love with my car purchase from swap motors ! The buying process was extremely easy and quick! Everything I could of asked for in a first car!

4.7

Great rain performance

This is really my husband’s car, but when I have the need for speed I will drive it. The car in sport mode hugs the road like nobody’s business even in rain. I don’t fear hydroplaning in this car when it is raining or the ground is wet even when not is sport mode. I also like the gas mileage with the turn off the motor feature when the car is sitting in traffic. It can be a little startling if you are not used to it

See all 107 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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