Changes for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan:
The biggest change to the 2014 3 Series Sedan lineup is the addition of a 328d model equipped with a turbo-diesel engine. Otherwise, this popular entry-luxury sport sedan sees minor enhancements.
When buying a 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan, you choose one of four models: 320i, 328i, 328d, and 335i. BMW also sells this car as the ActiveHybrid 3 and as the M3, each covered separately.
Engines and Transmissions:
A turbocharged, 180-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in the 320i model, and thanks to plenty of torque it feels stronger than the power rating might suggest. Similarly, a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder is offered in the 328i, tuned to generate 240 horsepower.
New for 2014, the 328d also features a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. In this instance, however, the engine runs on diesel fuel, and is rated to generate 180 horsepower combined with a whopping 280 lb.-ft. of torque. This, as it turns out, is the most fuel-efficient version of the 3 Series Sedan.
For more impressive levels of performance, try the 335i. It’s got a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine rated to make 300 horsepower.
An 8-speed automatic transmission, automatic stop/start technology, and rear-wheel drive are standard equipment for the 3 Series Sedan. The Driving Dynamics Control system offers the driver EcoPro, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ driving modes. Buyers can equip the 3 Series with a 6-speed manual gearbox if they wish, and a Sports Automatic with paddle shifters is also available. Models with an “xDrive” designation feature all-wheel drive.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
Depending on the model and transmission selected, and whether or not the car is equipped with xDrive AWD, the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan’s fuel economy ranges from 23 mpg in combined driving for a 335i xDrive to 37 mpg in combined driving for a 328d with rear-wheel drive.
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 3 Series Sedan gets an overall rating of 5 stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 3 Series Sedan its top rating of “Good” in all crash-test evaluations except for the small overlap frontal-impact test, for which the car receives a “Marginal” rating.
Every 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan is equipped with an iDrive infotainment system that includes Bluetooth connectivity and HD Radio. The 3 Series also includes BMW Assist eCall with 10 free years of service including an SOS emergency call button.
Tech-related options include navigation, a heads-up display, Comfort Access passive entry, a reversing camera, and an active cruise control system. Additionally, buyers can choose adaptive Xenon headlights, an active cruise control system, and a Parking Assistant that steers the car into a parallel parking space while the driver operates the pedals and transmission.
Select the Driver Assistance Plus Package, and the 3 Series gets active blind-spot warning and lane departure warning systems, along with a top-view camera display. The Technology Package adds an enhanced Bluetooth system with full smartphone integration, BMW Apps technology, and more.
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