2011 bmw 3 series review




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    2011 bmw 3 series review

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    Instead of the purring and humming from the i, the M3's 4. Nicely engineered and stylishly designed AWD allows it to go anywhere in the winter. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sport convertible.

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    2011 bmw 3 series review

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    As BMW runs a war path with new model introductions — two gigantic, turtle-shaped crossovers a year, at this pace — they haven't forgotten where the profit margin lies. It's in the little 3 Series.

    Even in the worst automotive sales climate in nearly two decades, more than 90, people in this country bought a 3 sedan, wagon, convertible, coupe or M last year. Young maverick-type men and attractive suburban women can't, for the life of themselves, stay away from this car.

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    It's been like this for nearly two decades. So BMW's getting generous. Price a new i like ours on their website and you'll see the "Value Package" pre-selected. It's a no-charge combo of inch alloys, leather and iPod integration. But those front seats, now standard with real cowhide instead of "leatherette," have three clunky levers. They don't have any map pockets behind them. A few hundred more and you'll get — an alarm system.

    None of the mavericks seems to have cared. Sales are up 10 percent through July this year versus ' And I want one badly, too.

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    Every other month, I'll peek at used i coupes on the internet, poking through listings to find a loaded one with a 6-speed manual and inch rims off the sport package. I don't care if the 3 is the Civic of Wellesley. At that price, I could deal with manual seats.

    Chalk it up to the low gearing of the 6-speed automatic, which is very responsive to throttle jabs and manual paddle shifts, yet can feather around in traffic without fuss. There's a lot of weight to the steering at city speeds — at first, that can feel burdensome — but the result is a steady stream of feedback from the road. The suspension strikes that magical balance between curve carving and comfort, and the brakes step in with a reassuring bite and pedal feel.

    I used to borrow my friend's i sedan to go on job interviews in and out of Boston, hoping the interviews would end quickly so I could go back and drive some more. His car is just as spartan inside as this and amid the trend of button-crazy dashes and aggravating touch screens, this is a refreshing thing.

    2011 bmw 3 series review

    But 10 model years of separation haven't dimmed the 3's personality: Instead of the purring and humming from the i, the M3's 4. Nail the M3 in second gear on a highway onramp and you'll be pressed hard into the pavement, wailing until the tachometer flashes red at 8, rpm. That most eyes can't tell it apart from the regular car makes the 3 Series even more desirable.

    Is that just a pretty red convertible? Or does it carry many potential counts of reckless endangerment? There's a 3 Series for that. Gas mileage in the i didn't improve much from the M3: Blame it on our car's xDrive all-wheel-drive system, which adds pounds over the rear-wheel-drive car. It's hard to find a rear-wheel-drive 3 Series in New England. Believe me, I've looked. I was skeptical if xDrive would numb the handling, making the turn-in less crisp than my friend's i, but the rear-biased torque mitigated that.

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