Friday, September 19, 2014

Car Profiles - BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 SERIES

Redesigned for 2012, the 3 Series still remains the benchmark of all compact executives. Two diesel engines and a sole gasoline are available that provide a balance of power and economy. Variants are definitely not for all, so pick wisely.

The Good: Drives well and has the power
The Bad: Basic interior and diesel clatter

Price Range: P2,790,000-P4,290,000
Our Rating: *****

Last Update: April 18, 2015


OWNERSHIP DETAILS328i Essential/Sport320d Essential/Modern/ Sport/Luxury318d
PriceP3,340,000 (Essential), P4,290,000 (Sport)P2,790,000 (Essential), P3,490,000 (Modern, Luxury, Sport), P2,990,000
Warranty2 Years or 100,000kms2 Years or 100,000kms2 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
EngineN20B20 2.0 DOHC 16V I4N47D20 2.0 DOHC 16V I4N47D20 2.0 DOHC 16V I4
Horsepower242hp @ 5,000-6,500rpm181hp @ 4,000rpm141hp @ 4,000rpm
Torque350Nm @ 1,250-4,800rpm380Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm320Nm @ 1,750-2,500rpm
Fuel TypeGasoline/95 OctaneDieselDiesel
Fuel SystemTurbocharged Direct InjectionTurbocharged Common Rail Direct InjectionTurbocharged Common Rail Direct Injection
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity60 Liters60 Liters60 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length4,624mm4,624mm4,624mm
Width1,811mm1,811mm1,811mm
Height1,429mm1,429mm1,429mm
Wheelbase2,810mm2,810mm2,810mm
Curb Weight
Body Style4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Rear Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Seating555
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
Rear Suspension5-Link Multi-Link5-Link Multi-Link5-Link Multi-Link
Front BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesSolid DiscSolid DiscSolid Disc
Tires225/45 R18225/45 R18225/50 R17
Wheels18 Inch Alloy, Run Flat18 Inch Alloy, Run Flat17 Inch Alloy, Run Flat
SAFETY
Airbags666
Anti-Lock BrakesYes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Cornering Brake Control, and Dynamic Brake ControlYes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Cornering Brake Control, and Dynamic Brake ControlYes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Cornering Brake Control, and Dynamic Brake Control
Traction/Stability ControlYes, Dynamic Stability and Traction ControlYes, Dynamic Stability and Traction ControlYes, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: NoneAdds: NoneRear Parking Sensors, Electronic Vehicle Immobilizer, Dynamic Braking Lights, Speed Sensing Locks
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsFrontFront and RearFront and Rear
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: NoneAll Models Adds: High Gloss Black B-Pillar. Modern Line Adds: Satin Aluminum Trim on Doors, Foglamps, and Grille. Sport Line Adds: Gloss Black Trim on Foglamps, Doors, and Grille, High Gloss Black Tailpipe Finisher. Luxury Line Adds: Chrome Trim on Doors, Foglamps, and Grille, Rear Chrome Strip GarnishHID Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Taillights, Side Mirror Signal Repeaters, Exhaust Tailpipe Finisher
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt/TelescopicTilt/TelescopicTilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel MaterialLeatherLeatherLeather
Seating AdjustmentPower with MemoryPower with MemoryPower with Memory
Seating MaterialLeatherLeatherLeather
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: 8.8 Inch TFT LCD BMW iDrive Professional (Navigation Ready)All Models Adds: Sports Steering Wheel. Modern Line Adds: Oyster Interior, Fineline Wood Trim. Sport Line Adds: Black Interior with Red Accents, Brushed Aluminum Trim. Modern Line Adds: Two Tone Black and Dakota Interior with Chrome Accents, Anthracite Wood Trim.Satin Silver Trim, Rear Aircon Vents, 6.5 inch TFT LCD BMW iDrive, Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with FoldSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with FoldSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold
Climate ControlAuto, DualAuto, DualAuto, Dual
Audio SystemBMW iDrive AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/iPod and BluetoothBMW iDrive AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/iPod and BluetoothBMW iDrive AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/iPod and Bluetooth
Speakers999
Steering Wheel ControlsYes, Audio, Cruise Control, and TelephoneYes, Audio, Cruise Control, and TelephoneYes, Audio, Cruise Control, and Telephone
AlarmYesYesYes
Keyless EntryYes, Smart Key with Push Button StartYes, Smart Key with Push Button StartYes, Smart Key with Push Button Start
RIVALSAudi A4, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volvo S60

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