Consumer Reviews Summary
2 of 2 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 BMW 320 Overview
BMW’s 3-Series lineup of cars is one of the best-selling of all luxury cars and with good reason – a BMW 328 won our Sport Sedan Challenge with an unparalleled combination of performance, luxury, and fuel economy. The BMW 320 is a brand new model for 2013 and has been designed as a more minimalist version of the 3-Series, with added fuel economy and a lower base price as incentives.
Unlike other 3-Series variants, the 320 comes in sedan form only and in two trim levels: 320i and 320i xDrive which offers all-wheel drive instead of the 320i’s rear-wheel drive setup. Under the hood, the BMW 320 features a 180-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes a robust 200 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Although the 320 steps down in power compared to the 328 and the 335, that’s still more than enough grunt for spirited driving. And for those looking for better performance and drivability, the M Sport Suspension package (which we highly recommend) is available as well.
Fuel economy is another strong suit of the 2013 320: 23/36 mpg city/highway with the manual, and 24/36 with the automatic. The xDrive trim is slightly behind that at 23/35 mpg. Further aiding fuel economy is an auto start-stop function, which shuts down the engine at red lights to conserve fuel.
Inside, the 320 offers standard 3-Series fare: a decently sized trunk, standard leatherette upholstery, and a clean, uncluttered design. Standard features include HD Radio, USB/iPod adapter, iDrive system with a 6.5-inch LCD display, Bluetooth connectivity (no audio), and dual-zone automatic climate control. There is also a long list of available luxury options such as a navigation system, heated front seats, steering wheel, and rear seats, and powered front seats with driver’s seat memory.
The 2013 BMW 320 also offers plenty of standard safety features, including eight airbags, antilock brakes, an impact sensor that shuts off the car and unlocks the doors in case of a collision, and a front and rear head protection system. Parking sensors and a read-view camera are optional.