2014 BMW 325i

The extra energy and much more aggressive gearing give straight-line performance a fast kick to 6.1 seconds from to 60 mph and 14.7 seconds at 94 mph while using the quarter-mile. This 325i blows away the very best-generation vehicle that’s faster in comparison to previous 330i model.

BMWs usually have extended options lists, which latest 325i, fitted along with other things using this list, would set you back an excellent $47,715. Forget that. Our test vehicle found us wearing just the Sport package ($1600) and Sirius satellite radio ($595) for $33,190, together with the various standard features, we didn’t feel gypped. This vehicle also was without-cost aluminum interior-trim option, which really we prefer inside the two wood options.

The Game package incorporates a firmer suspension, 17-inch wheels and tires (versus standard 16s) with stickier Pirelli rubber (225/45 front and 255/40 rear), very grippy front sport seats with leg and bolster changes, along with a heavier controls. Lumbar adjustment is not incorporated, but we found the manual seats very encouraging and such as these to people inside our M3. The Game package fortunately doesn’t will be the active-steering system that instantly changes the steering ratio based on vehicle speed (since it does on 5- and 6-series models), because we prefer the perception of the conventional steering.

At .87 g, skidpad grip was between people of the very most very recent two 325i’s we’ve examined (C/D, The month in the month from the month of the month of january 2001 and March 2004). Because of elevated contact patches which has been enhanced ABS, the ’06 car’s preventing distance, at 161 ft, is 11 ft a lot better than the March 2004 tester’s.

The globally recognized 3-series ride-and-handling balance remains intact. This really is frequently a relief, considering BMW required to handle stiffness inside the run-flat tires. However, this latest setup feels somewhat firmer in comparison to outgoing model’s, when successive road problems in the large variety are experienced, the ride could possibly get harsh. Within the limit, there’s more understeer than we recall in the last vehicle, there’s however still some characteristic BMW neutrality, accomplished simply getting body fat loss distribution of 49.9 front and 50.1 rear.

No matter dimensions, weight, horsepower, and displacement increases, city fuel consumption is unchanged at 20 mpg and highway really enhanced 1 mpg to 30. Across the 300-mile highway slog, we averaged a amazing 31 mpg when using the cruise set between 70 and 80 mph. Overall, we have got 25 mpg.

2014 BMW 325i

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2014 BMW 325i

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2014 BMW 325i

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