2016 BMW 328 Gran Turismo

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Key Specs

of the 2016 BMW 328 Gran Turismo. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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 optional
  • Many luxury features cost extra

Notable Features of the 2016 BMW 328 Gran Turismo

  • Sedan and Sport Wagon updated for 2016
  • New 340i sedan with 320-hp engine available
  • Gran Turismo body style available
  • Diesel engine available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Active cruise control with Stop &amp
  • amp
  • Go feature available

2016 BMW 328 Gran Turismo Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 3 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, coupelike hatchback version of BMW's compact luxury car. It's 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 seats
  • Cargo area has tie-down points, hooks and underfloor storage
  • New high-gloss black exterior trim and standard sport seats

Here's info on the regular 3 Series:
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 a diesel version. 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.

(Skip to details on the: M3)
New for 2016
The sedan and Sport Wagon body styles of the 3 Series gain mild styling updates, suspension and steering revisions, and new features, including available LED headights. There's a new 340i sedan powered by a 320-horsepower six-cylinder engine, and the available navigation system supports over-the-air map updates. An available Track Handling Packa...

Vehicle Overview

The 3 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, coupelike hatchback version of BMW's compact luxury car. It's 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 seats
  • Cargo area has tie-down points, hooks and underfloor storage
  • New high-gloss black exterior trim and standard sport seats

Here's info on the regular 3 Series:
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 a diesel version. 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.

(Skip to details on the: M3)
New for 2016
The sedan and Sport Wagon body styles of the 3 Series gain mild styling updates, suspension and steering revisions, and new features, including available LED headights. There's a new 340i sedan powered by a 320-horsepower six-cylinder engine, and the available navigation system supports over-the-air map updates. An available Track Handling Package for gas-powered models features variable sport steering, an adaptive suspension, sport brakes with high-temperature pads and gray 18-inch light-alloy wheels.
Significant Standard Features

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Push-button start
  • Manually adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • iDrive multimedia system with 6.5-inch screen
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Full-LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power front seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go technology
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning with mitigation feature
  • Navigation system with over-the-air map updates
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo
  • Sunshades for rear windows
  • Power moonroof

M3
The M3 is a high-performance version of the 3 Series sedan that was redesigned last year. It's powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder engine that's rated at 425 hp.
What's Special

  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Track-optimized cooling system
  • Keyless entry now standard
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound system now standard
  • New LED taillights

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking .

by John?s BME on July 20, 2018

My 2016 BMW 328 GT is the best 3 series I?ve had since 2004. The car has more interior space. The hatchback makes it easier to remove and place packages in the rear of the car. Overall the car is fun ... Read full review

(5.0)

Consider something extraordinary.

by MATTC from Cape Cod, MA on September 17, 2017

Purchased a 2016 BMW 328XI GT CPO with 10K miles + MSport Trim package. Day 1, drove 600+ miles to bring it back home - easiest 10hrs behind the wheel I've driven. Day 2, packed four adults and a ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 BMW 328 Gran Turismo currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 BMW 328 Gran Turismo i xDrive SULEV

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
poor

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
marginal
Overall evaluation
marginal
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
marginal
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 328 Gran Turismo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker