2014 BMW 3 Series Sports 328i xDrive Automatic Wagon AWD 

  • $41k
  • 2.0L
  • 22 city 33 hwy
7.6 Out of 10
Features and equipment are good even in base models, though the new 320i does strip out much of the standard infotainment and technology.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
On the practicality front, 3 Series Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo models maintain a sizable advantage over their sedan-only rivals like the Lexus IS and Infiniti G when it comes to hauling cargo.
by KBB (May, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the BMW 3 Series Sports


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Benchmarks Real world tests of the BMW 3 Series Sports

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22 MPG

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Reviews Word on the street for the BMW 3 Series Sports

Overall, the cabin is quite spacious, and the rear quarters offer more legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS and Infiniti G37.

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A six-speed manual transmission is also standard, with an available eight-speed automatic transmission as an upgrade.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
A range of of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines plus a four-cylinder turbodiesel engine are available.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
Wagon models, with standard all-wheel drive fare a bit worse, with the diesel 328d x Sports Wagon scoring 31/43/35 mpg, and the gasoline 328i xDrive Sports Wagon rated at 22/33/26 mpg. The 335i sedan scores almost as high as the 320i, at 20 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined when fitted with the manual transmission; substituting the eight-speed automatic yields 22/32/25 mpg.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)


The sport seats, aerodynamic enhancements, suspension tuning, and lightweight wheels of the available M Sport Package help bridge the performance gap between the standard 3 Series and the fire-breathing M3.
by KBB (May, 2013)
While its standard feature set is average at best, the entry-level 320i carries a rather palatable mid-$33,000 starting price.
by KBB (May, 2013)
Both engines drive the rear or all four wheels through a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
by KBB (May, 2013)


On a 240-volt circuit, the i3 will charge its 22-kWh battery in about four hours, or significantly longer if using a standard 120-volt outlet.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
All 3-Series Gran Turismo models also come with standard all-wheel drive.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
But if the standard variety fails to arouse your senses, the next-generation 2014 BMW M3 (available late 2014) is sure to plaster a smile on the face of even the most discerning enthusiast.
by KBB (May, 2013)


There’s no appreciable feedback from the (of course) electric power steering, but it is nonetheless very quick and precise.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
We expect to see the new 2014 M3 Sedan arrive at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, sporting an all-new engine and improved suspension and equipment.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
Whichever body style you choose, the 3-Series range delivers balanced, well-crafted handling and dynamics, though most notably so in rear-wheel-drive sedan form.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)


Selecting this option doesn’t encroach on cabin space because the engine and dedicated generator sit adjacent to the electric motor beneath the Life module.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
BMW isn’t just screwing around with a couple of electric toys; it’s diving head first into the concept of an electrified future, developing smartphone apps and even constructing a DC-charging array between Munich and Berlin similar in concept to the Tesla Supercharger network.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
For those seeking better fuel economy, the 328d is the answer, with 181 horsepower from a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Body style Wagon
Model year 2014
City range 347 miles
Highway range 521 miles
MSRP $41k
Annual cost $10,393

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 2.1 m³
CO2 per car made 0.68 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,440 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 6.11 kg

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 4x4

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 9 speakers
Wattage 205 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Optional
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system Optional, $2,150
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 6
Carbon monoxide/mile 1.2 g
Combined CO2/mile 370 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 130 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 1
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 56 tons

power & handling

Max torque 255 ft-lb @ 1,250 RPM
Max HP 240 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 15.75 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.28 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 50

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 71.5 in
Front track width 59.1 in
Height 55.8 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in
Length 178.6 in
Wheelbase 108.7 in
Curb weight 3,780 lb
GVWR 4,751 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 52 ft³
Rear seat room 42 ft³
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