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2016 BMW 328 Overview

  • BMW has updated the whole 3-Series lineup for 2016
  • Offered as a Sedan or a Sports Wagon
  • Exterior changes are numerous, but hard to notice
The 2016 BMW 328 goes under the knife for the new model year, getting a nip/tuck that keeps much of the underlying goodness intact but spruces up the exterior with some new touches.

(Please note that diesel and Gran Turismo versions of the 328 are sold as well, but covered separately on this website.)

The overall visual aesthetic of the 328 is unchanged; the proportions, profile, and stance are all virtually identical to last year’s car. There are a few subtle touches though that further modernizes the design, starting with an updated front fascia that now features larger air intake openings in the center and on the sides. A full LED headlight setup is now available and there are new 17-inch wheel designs as well. The rear bumper has been updated and the LED taillights get a new curved look.

Under the hood, the 328’s engine carries over which is a good thing. The 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder offers plenty of power and responsiveness, but it does require premium fuel. There is also a A six-speed manual transmission is offered on sedan models, but the wagon only comes with the eight-speed automatic. Sporty rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive (which BMW calls xDrive) optional. For those who are looking to eke even more performance out of the 328, BMW offers several options packages including the Track Handling Package, which adds an adaptive suspension, variable steering, and sport brakes with high-temperature pads.

Inside, the changes are equally subtle. There is now high-gloss black trim on the center console and added ambient lighting and chrome accents in some parts. The cup holders come with a storage cover for added security and a new storage cubby at the base of the center console is a convenient place to store a phone or keys (push button start is standard). Standard features include leatherette upholstery, power front seats, HD radio, iDrive with a 6.5-inch center screen, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual zone automatic climate control. Also available are navigation, a remote services suite that allows you to control certain vehicle function with your smartphone, real leather upholstery, and heated front/rear seats.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, eight airbags, electronic stability control, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. There is also plenty of available safety technology and driver aids, including adaptive cruise control with full stop and go capability, rearview camera, proximity sensors, forward collision warnings and automatic braking, and lane departure warnings among other features.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 MPG
  • Highway: 34 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

33 of 36 (91%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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