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The new
BMW 
 Series
Sports Wagon
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i xDrive
The Ultimate
Driving Machine®
From every angle, a smooth interpretation of power.
Balanced squarely at the forefront of superior driving dynamics
The  Series Sports Wagon.
Everything in its right place.
Where does luxury begin and functionality end?
An accommodating interior,
front and back, with room to spare.
This is how much has gone in.
And this is what comes out.
At BMW, we create dynamic vehicles that thrill you with quick acceleration, predictable handling and unshakable control. We are also busy
finding ways to sustain this level of performance while incorporating innovative fuels and technologies to help preserve the environment.
This is what we refer to as “EfficientDynamics.” This goal has led to the visionary CleanEnergy hydrogen-powered engine, which is currently
used in the emission-free BMW Hydrogen  Sedan. BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance, which offers diesel power with quick
acceleration, increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, is being introduced to the U.S. in select models in . In fact, every BMW on
the road today comes standard with technology that boosts performance while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and CO emissions.
Valvetronic
Instead of using a traditional throttle,
Valvetronic technology in the i and i
xDrive lets the engine breathe more easily by
varying the lift height of the valves to regulate
air intake. The result: improved cold starts,
smoother running, and a significant drop
in fuel consumption. Using revolutionary
technology such as this, BMW has improved
its overall average fuel economy more than
any other manufacturer.
Double-VANOS
VANOS is BMW’s valve timing system that can
“steplessly” vary the points in the combustion
cycle when valves open and close. DoubleVANOS refers to the fact that it operates on
both the intake and exhaust camshafts.
Electronically controlled in response to engine
speed, load and temperature, VANOS reduces
emissions, and enhances low- to mediumspeed torque, as well as fuel efficiency.
Aerodynamics
The more smoothly that air flows over a vehicle, the more
efficiently it can operate. All BMWs are designed for a
low coefficient of aerodynamic drag, which translates
into quicker acceleration, more stable handling, quieter
operation and greater fuel efficiency. A BMW’s integrated
front spoilers reduce the amount of air flowing underneath, minimizing front-end lift. This allows a BMW to
hug the road at higher speeds for excellent stability.
Efficient transmissions
The   Series Sports Wagons channel
their power through one of two -speed
transmissions: a smooth-shifting manual,
and an equally fuel-efficient STEPTRONIC
automatic.
Lightweight construction
Our engineers use lightweight aluminum
throughout our vehicles – in the front section,
for example, or for the suspension. BMW’s
inline six-cylinder engine is a naturally
aspirated aluminum/magnesium composite
– the lightest in its class. Taken together,
these weight savings lead to lower fuel
consumption and better axle load distribution
for more agility – especially in curves.
BMW models have low CO emissions today.
But that’s just for starters. We’re carrying on
our research in the quest to bring you greater
driving pleasure, with fewer emissions and
decreased fuel consumption.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less consumption. More exhilaration.
Recommended color combinations
Leatherette
Materials
Dakota Leather
Beige
Black
Gray
Beige
Oyster
Chestnut Brown
Saddle Brown
Black
 Alpine White
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A Platinum Bronze
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Interior trims
B Aluminum
AB Dark Burl Walnut Wood
A Light Burl Walnut Wood
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Standard.
Optional and included with Premium Package.
 Optional.
 No-cost option.
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 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Xenon Adaptive Headlights provide
brilliant clarity of the road ahead and to the
side at night and in conditions with poor
visibility. The dynamic auto-leveling feature
adjusts for varying passenger and cargo
loads, helping to keep headlight glare out
of the eyes of oncoming drivers. BMW
Adaptive Headlights provide optimum road
illumination around corners, thanks to an
electromechanical control system that
directs the headlights into and around the
bend as soon as the vehicle begins cornering.
Also shown in the redesigned headlight
cluster: vertically layered LED turn-signal
indicators, included as standard, offer
quicker, heightened visibility.
/ Retractable high-intensity headlight
washers help keep lights clear of ice, mud,
road salt and other coatings, for maximum
road lighting and enhanced driving safety.
(std. in 328i xDrive; included in 328i Cold
Weather Package)
 BMW’s distinctive front kidney-shaped
grille has been redesigned for 2009 and
features a chrome surround with black slats.
 Rain sensor measures the amount of rain.
In “intermittent” windshield wiper mode, it
automatically adjusts the wiping interval as
needed. Includes Automatic headlight
control (not shown), which activates headlights by means of a sensor that responds to
darkness. The rain sensor is also integrated
into the braking system as part of the Brake
Drying feature.
 Door sill with BMW insignia and polished
chrome inlay adds a customized touch to the
3 Series Sports Wagon.
 Convenient lighting features make it easy
to see inside and outside the vehicle. When the
door is locked, press the remote’s “lock” button
to turn on cabin lights and the illuminated door
handle. When you open the door, lights shine
down to illuminate the ground where you step.
 xDrive badges, located next to the front
wheel wells of the i xDrive Sports Wagon,
indicate that it is an all-wheel-drive model.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels and run-flat1 performance tires.2
In front: 17 x 8.0 wheels and 225/45 tires; in back: 17 x 8.5 wheels and 255/40 tires.
(Included in 328i Sport Package; optional in 328i xDrive with Sport Package)
 16 x 7.0 Multi Spoke (Style 282)
light alloy wheels with 205/55 run-flat1
all-season tires. (std. on 328i/328i xDrive)
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 17 x 8.0 Multi Spoke (Style 284)
light alloy wheels with 225/45 run-flat1
all-season tires. (included in 328i xDrive
Sport Package)
 17 x 8.0 V Spoke (Style 285) light
alloy wheels with 225/45 run-flat1
all-season tires. (opt. on 328i/328i xDrive;
not available with Sport Package)
Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare tire.
Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Three-spoke leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel lets you keep both
hands on the wheel while adjusting various
comfort functions, such as changing the
radio, CD selections and volume. Optional
Voice Command (included with optional
Navigation system) can be used to access
elements of the system.
 Three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel, with
steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters that allow you to shift gears manually
without using a clutch. This option is included in the 3 Series Sports Wagon when equipped
with the optional Sport Package and optional STEPTRONIC automatic transmission.
 Engine Start/Stop button1 and remote
key control the engine. First, insert the
remote key into the starter switch slot. After
the electronic identification system confirms
that it is the correct remote key, you can start
(or later, turn off) the engine by pressing the
Start/Stop button.
1 Foot
must be on brake in order to start; with manual
transmission, clutch must also be depressed.
 Dynamic Cruise Control lets you set
and keep to a chosen speed above 20 mph,
automatically applying the brakes downhill. It
is activated via the left-hand steering column
switch, and deactivated by applying the
brakes or via the switch.2
2 Cruise
Control systems are not a substitute for the
driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and
otherwise controlling the vehicle. Due to road, traffic
and visibility conditions, the driver must decide
whether and how the system is used.
 Active Cruise Control allows the driver
to set a desired speed that is automatically
maintained in free-flowing traffic. As a slowermoving vehicle is approached, a radar sensor
alerts the system and adjusts speed to match
the slower vehicle, while maintaining a preset
following distance. As the lane ahead clears,
the system automatically returns the car to
the set speed.2
 Instrument panel features a red backlit
speedometer and tachometer. Centered
between the two easy-to-read analog
instruments is the on-board computer
(see facing page) with liquid crystal display
providing additional important driving
information.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Navigation system features a high-resolution, glare-free monitor. Using GPS satellites in conjunction with data stored on an internal hard
drive, a choice of detailed maps show – and tell – the directions to your desired destination. Enhancements include -D daytime and nighttime
maps, zoom, travel planner, and an Assistance Window. Additionally the hard drive offers  GB of space that can hold up to , songs. It
also provides Real Time Traffic Information on potential traffic problems and solutions.
 The on-board computer with Check
Control provides feedback on the vehicle’s
operating status: oil level indicator and
distance to next service appointment/oil
change, as well as other detailed information,
such as spark plug and micro-filter status.
It also provides travel information, including
travel range on remaining fuel, external
temperature, and more.
 Voice Command allows you to activate
numerous Navigation system functions,
record up to five minutes of notes, and make
phone calls (if so equipped) hands-free. The
Voice Command button must be pressed
before each use, so conversations won’t
accidentally activate the phone or other
systems.
 Park Distance Control uses ultrasonic
sensors in the front and rear bumpers to help
you judge the distance to other cars and
unseen objects when parking. The beeping
becomes faster as your bumper approaches
the object, turning into a constant tone when
the distance is less than 12 inches.
Shown with optional Navigation system.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Automatic climate control system
allows occupants to select a specific cabin
temperature and choice of fan speeds, as
well as automatic or manual airflow and
recirculation. The automatic recirculation
control activates whenever certain air
pollutants are detected. The system also
includes defrost/demist and MAX A/C
functions.
 BMW anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3
player includes Radio Data System, AutoStore, and 3-channel FM diversity antenna;
reads/displays song title.
 HD Radio™ receives free, digital AM/FM
broadcasts in clear, static-free sound; multicast FM stations, and innovative data
services.
 Logic7 Surround Sound anti-theft AM/FM
stereo CD/MP3 player audio system provides
outstanding sound with 13 upgraded speakers, Digital Sound Processing (DSP), and an
adjustable surround sound function. The
subwoofer speakers, located under the front
seats, produce an authentic bass sound.
 Auxiliary input port lets you connect
an external audio source, such as an iPod®
or MP3 player.
 iPod and USB adaptor lets you scroll
through and select the music you want by
using the car’s radio controls, the multifunction steering wheel buttons, or optional
iDrive Controller. Music titles are displayed
on the radio or Navigation screen.
 6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission provides a choice of three modes:
“Drive” with Adaptive Transmission Control; a more dynamic “Sport” mode; and
STEPTRONIC automatic, for the hands-on control of a manual without a clutch.1
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both optional Sport Package and optional STEPTRONIC automatic transmission are ordered,
optional paddle shifters are automatically added.
 6-speed manual transmission delivers
a precise, athletic feel. Its responsiveness is
due, in part, to the enhanced synchronization
of shifts from neutral to each gear. A shortened shift lever and “throw” add to the sporty
feel of the gearbox. The sixth gear drops revs
at highway speeds for smooth cruising.
(shown with iDrive, included with optional
Navigation system)
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Heated front seats are a welcome feature
for driver and front passenger in cooler
weather. By pressing the icon button, seat
surface and backrest are heated and quickly
radiate comfortable warmth in your choice of
three settings. (Heated front seats are also
included in the Cold Weather Package.)
 Standard front seats, shown here with optional Dakota Leather upholstery, offer -way
manual adjustment, including -way headrests with Active Head Restraints feature. The front
passenger seat also includes manual height adjustment.
 Power seat adjustments included with
8-way power front seats allow customized
comfort and convenience for driver and front
passenger. The two-setting memory system
automatically adjusts the driver’s seat and
side-view mirror positions, with individual
preferences available at your fingertips.
 Power window buttons with “one-touch”
up/down operation and exterior mirror
adjustment controls are located conveniently to the left of the driver, allowing access
that doesn’t require taking your eyes from
the road.
 Front seatback storage nets add secure,
convenient storage for magazines, maps and
small items.
 Front armrest with integrated storage
compartment folds up to allow access to a
front cupholder and Auxiliary input port
shown on the facing page.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 Panoramic moonroof features electric slide and lift control. When open, the wind deflector
minimizes turbulence. Includes comfort opening/closing function, and a sliding interior sunshade
to shield the cabin from excessive heat.
 Front cupholders are integrated into the
dashboard within convenient reach of the
driver and front passenger. The passenger’s
cupholder is shown above; the driver’s
cupholder is to the right of the center
console.
 Rear cupholders are integrated into the
front of the rear-seat center armrest. When
not in use, they can be stored out of sight by
sliding them back into the armrest.
 Comfort Access system offers convenient keyless access to your car. Simply
carrying the remote key in a pocket or purse
allows you to unlock the doors by touching
the door handle. You can also turn the engine
on or off by pressing the Start/Stop button1
without inserting the remote key.
1 Foot
must be on the brake in order to start; with manual
transmission, clutch must also be depressed.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
Comfortable seating – or more cargo room? Enjoy both with ease.
The versatile  Series Sports Wagon doesn’t just offer space – it offers
endless possibilities. Open the tailgate and you’ll immediately notice
how much cargo room BMW has created, even above and to the sides.
The / split-folding rear seats let you tailor its cargo- and passengercarrying capabilities to fit your needs at any moment. Both seats fold
down to create a large, lighted storage area; a handy power socket and
side nets offer added practicality. Since run-flat tires are included as
standard, there’s no need for a spare wheel and tire. So BMW created
an additional, hidden storage space under the cargo floor, complete
with dividers and tool kit.
The low tailgate load-in height makes handling heavy or bulky items
more manageable, and the rear window can be opened separately.
A vertical luggage net helps keep the passenger and cargo areas separate – an especially useful feature when the cargo shifts during short
stops. A removable cover, which shields cargo from prying eyes, tilts up
automatically when you open the rear window or tailgate. Standard roof
rails and BMW’s accessory roof rack system let you store more gear on
top. The rear cargo area provides . cu. ft. of storage with the rear
seats in the upright position; with rear seats folded down, the cargo
area can be expanded to an impressive . cu. ft. of usable space.
 Three rear-seat passengers still leave . cu. ft. of cargo space.
Note the side storage nets and lashing eyelets designed to keep
luggage immobile. Under the cargo floor, another storage space
with dividers keeps items securely out of sight.
 / split-folding seatbacks fold flat in varying combinations to
accommodate rear-seat passengers as well as long cargo. When both
seatbacks are folded down, cargo capacity expands to . cu. ft.
Please note: European model shown. Cargo mat not included.
 Separately opening rear window allows
quick, easy access to the cargo compartment
without having to lift the tailgate.
 Removable cargo cover keeps your
items safely hidden from view. Retractable
vertical luggage net divides cargo and
passenger areas, keeping pets, gear and
groceries safely in back.
 Comfort-opening function provides easy
access to the cargo compartment by raising
the cargo cover automatically whenever you
open the rear window or tailgate.
Cold Weather Package
Enjoy winter to the fullest with the Cold
Weather Package. A heated steering wheel
helps keep your fingers comfortably warm
and limber on chilly mornings, while quickheating seats spread a welcome warmth.
You’ll appreciate the reassurance of clean,
bright headlights1 on stormy nights. And
for those en route to the slopes, a ski bag
neatly holds skis and poles in place.
1 High-intensity
headlight washers standard in 328i xDrive.
Retractable high-intensity headlight washers1 help keep lights clear of ice, mud, road salt
and other coatings, for maximum road lighting and enhanced driving safety.
Heated steering wheel makes gloves
unnecessary for cold weather driving.
A flick of the switch quickly warms the
steering wheel to the perfect temperature.
Heated front seats are a welcome feature
for driver and front passenger in cooler
weather. By pressing the icon button, seat
surface and backrest are heated and quickly
radiate comfortable warmth in your choice of
three settings.
Ski bag allows clean and secure transport
of up to four pairs of skis and ski poles. When
the ski bag is not extended, the center armrest can be left down for use or folded up to
create a third seat.
Premium Package
The Premium Package adds immeasurably
to the enjoyment of your 3 Series Sports
Wagon. Eight-way power-adjustable front
seats, upholstered in supple Dakota Leather,
offer the customized comfort of four-way
lumbar support. At night you’ll appreciate the
enhanced visibility afforded by auto-dimming
rear- and power-adjustable, folding exterior
side-view mirrors. BMW Assist™ offers
roadgoing peace of mind, while Bluetooth®
wireless technology lets you keep in touch
without taking your eyes from the road.3
And the integrated three-button Universal
garage-door opener takes the place of up
to three separate remote-control devices,
helping to eliminate clutter.
Power-adjustable folding exterior sideview mirrors automatically dim when reflecting bright lights, helping to eliminate glare
when driving at night.
BMW Universal garage-door opener
takes the place of up to three remote-control
devices. It can activate remote functions
outside the vehicle, such as garage-door
openers or home-lighting systems.
The automatic-dimming inside rear-view
mirror darkens in response to the bright
headlights of vehicles behind you. The easyto-read digital compass, integrated into the
mirror, is a convenient way to constantly keep
your bearings while driving.
Eight-way power-adjustable front seats
cradle driver and passengers in soft gathered
Dakota Leather. Durable and easy to maintain, a Leather interior adds elegance and
refinement.
Lumbar support for front seats adds fourway adjustable comfort for the lower back.
Lumbar support can be adjusted up/down
and in/out.
BMW Assist 2 and Bluetooth system offers
hands-free calling through your BMWapproved Bluetooth phone.3 The BMW Assist
Safety Plan is included for four years, providing Automatic Collision Notification, Door
Unlock, Emergency Request, Roadside
Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, TeleService and more. The optional Convenience
Plan offers Directions, Traffic, Weather,
Critical Calling and Concierge services.
3 Please
contact your authorized BMW center for a list of
BMW-approved Bluetooth technology enabled mobile
phones.
Sport Package
The Sport Package injects even greater
excitement into every minute spent behind
the three-spoke, leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel.1 Run-flat
performance tires2 and larger wheels team
up with the sport-tuned suspension3 to
grip corners with a vengeance. Specially
bolstered sport seats cradle you comfortably
over long distances, while holding you firmly
in place during sporty driving maneuvers.
17 x 8.0 Multi Spoke (Style 284) light
alloy wheels with 225/45 run-flat4
all-season tires. (included in 328i xDrive
Sport Package)
High-Gloss shadowline trim gives a purposeful look to window frames, window recess
finishers, and door-sill trim strips.
Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels
and run-flat4 performance tires.2
In front: 17 x 8.0 wheels and 225/45 tires; in
back: 17 x 8.5 wheels and 255/40 tires.
(Included in 328i Sport Package; optional in
328i xDrive with Sport Package)
Three-spoke, leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel lets you
keep both hands on the wheel while changing
the radio, CD selections and volume. Optional
Voice Command (included with optional
Navigation system) can be used to change
radio stations and audio selection, Navigation
system destinations, and (accessory) phone
entries. (shown with optional paddle shifters1)
Eight-way adjustable front sport seats
make the driving experience more enjoyable.
Side bolsters can be power-adjusted to fit
your back comfortably while helping to hold
you firmly in place during cornering. (Eightway power front sport seats with two-way
manual headrests and thigh support require
Premium Package or optional power seats
feature.)
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the Sport Package and optional STEPTRONIC
automatic transmission are ordered, steering wheelmounted paddle shifters are automatically included.
2 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and
suspension parts are more susceptible to road hazard
and consequential damages. Performance tires not
recommended for driving in ice and snow.
3 Not available on 328i xDrive.
4 Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare tire
and wheel.
i
i xDrive
3.0-liter, 230-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with composite
magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
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Electronic throttle control
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6-speed manual transmission
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6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Adaptive Transmission Control
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Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters1
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying,
and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
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Extensive aluminum componentry, including front suspension components (forged-aluminum lower arms, steering knuckle);
subframe; steering rack; and brake components
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Performance and efficiency
Handling, ride and braking
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xDrive all-wheel-drive system
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Hill Descent Control
Double-pivot type front suspension with dual forged-aluminum lower arms
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5-link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse arms
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Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
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Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
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4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
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Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering
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Sport suspension calibration
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Increased top-speed limiter
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☐ Included in optional Sport Package
◇ Included in optional Premium Package
 Included in optional Cold Weather Package
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1 Requires and is automatically included with optional Sport Package and
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission.
2 328i xDrive has steel lower arms and a steel subframe, plus an aluminum thrust plate.
3 Requires optional Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels and run-flat performance tires.
328i
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Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 front, 17 x 8.5 rear; 225/45 front, 255/40 rear run-flat4 performance tires5
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17 x 8.0 V Spoke (Style 285) light alloy wheels, 225/45 run-flat4 all-season tires7
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Tire Pressure Monitor
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Halogen high- and low-beam headlights and Corona headlight-rings
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Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling and Corona headlight-rings
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Halogen free-form front foglights
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Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
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Heated dual power exterior mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
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Roof rails
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Chrome-plated exhaust tips
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High-Gloss shadowline trim
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Metallic paint
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8-way adjustable front seats (includes 2-way headrests with Active Head Restraints feature)
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8-way power front seats with 2-way manual headrests with Active Head Restraints feature,
and driver memory with 2 presets for exterior mirror and seat positions
Exterior
16 x 7.0 Multi Spoke (Style 282) light alloy wheels, 205/55 run-flat4 all-season tires
17 x 8.0 Multi Spoke (Style 284) light alloy wheels, 225/45 run-flat4 all-season tires
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8-way manual adjustable front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, and 2-way headrests with
Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support
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8-way power front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual headrests with
Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support; driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions8
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4-way adjustable power lumbar support for front seats
◇
◇
Split fold-down rear seats


Leatherette upholstery


Dakota Leather upholstery
/◇
/◇
3-stage heated front seats
/ 
/ 
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® phone9 controls


3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth phone9 controls


Heated steering wheel


Front seatback storage nets


Ski bag


Dark Burl Walnut Wood trim


Light Burl Walnut Wood trim10


Aluminum interior trim10


4 Run-flat tires do not come equipped with spare tire and wheel.
5 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts
are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Performance tires are not recommended for driving in snow and ice.
Sport Package required; includes increased top-speed limiter.
7 Not available with Sport Package.
8 Optional power seats or Premium Package required.
9 If so equipped.
10 No-cost option.
6
 Standard
 Optional
☐ Included in optional Sport Package
◇ Included in optional Premium Package
 Included in optional Cold Weather Package
328i
i xDrive
Engine Start/Stop button


Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory – includes climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings, exterior mirror and power seat
settings,11 audio tone settings and radio presets with optional Navigation system, central-locking preferences, and lighting preferences


Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control


Automatic climate control – includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, temperature- and
volume-controlled rear outlets, windshield misting sensor, MAX A/C function, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings


2-way power glass Panoramic moonroof with “one-touch” operation, sliding interior sunshade, and wind deflector


Front-seat center armrest


Front passenger cupholders (dashboard-integrated)


Rear-seat center armrest with cupholders


Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column


Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear


Interior and power-adjustable folding exterior mirrors with auto-dimming function; digital compass
◇
◇
Power front and rear windows with “one-touch” up/down operation


Rear manual side-window sunshades


Dynamic Cruise Control


Active Cruise Control


BMW Ambiance Lighting front and rear


Courtesy lights – include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when engine is turned off,
separately controlled left/right front and rear reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors


Ground-illuminating lights in door handles


Locking glovebox


Luggage net


Electric interior tailgate release


Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control


Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
◇
◇
/◇
/◇
Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout


Check Control vehicle monitor system with pictogram display, oil status display, and Condition Based Service indicator


On-board computer with Check Control – provides feedback on the vehicle’s operating status: oil level indicator and
distance to next service appointment/oil change, as well as other detailed information, such as spark plug and
micro-filter status. It also provides travel information – travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature and more


BMW Navigation system with 16:9 high-resolution, 3-D screen, Voice Command system, and Real Time Traffic Information;
iDrive system with high-function on-board computer, Controller, and 6 programmable memory keys; and 8 GB storage for audio files


Comfort and convenience
Bluetooth® wireless technology12 for hands-free calling, capable of downloading your entire phonebook using
BMW-approved Bluetooth technology enabled mobile phones13
Instrumentation and controls
11 When
 Standard
 Optional
◇ Included in Premium Package
equipped with power seats; optional and included in Premium Package.
with BMW Assist.™
13 Please contact your authorized BMW center for a list of BMW-approved
Bluetooth technology enabled mobile phones.
12 Included
328i
i xDrive
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system, Radio Data System (RDS),
Auto-Store and 3-channel FM diversity antenna; displays MP3 song title and artist


Logic7 Surround Sound anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system with 13 upgraded speakers
(including 2 subwoofers), Digital Sound Processing (DSP), Radio Data System (RDS), Auto-Store and
3-channel FM diversity antenna; displays MP3 song title and artist


Auxiliary audio input for portable music players


SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription


iPod® and USB adaptor (includes cable connector)


HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception


Anti-lock braking system (ABS)


Adaptive Brake Lights


BMW’s Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features


Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)


Active Head Restraints in front seats


Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold,
dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment


Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags


Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners


Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger’s Airbag Off indicator


Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts


Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock feature and 2-step unlocking


Coded Driveaway Protection


Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat


LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation


Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery;
and automatically turns on hazard lights and interior lights, and unlocks doors


Corona headlight-rings functioning as Daytime Running Lights


/◇
/◇


Audio system
Safety and security
BMW Assist™ with Automatic Collision Notification
BMW Services
BMW Ultimate Service™
 Standard
 Optional
◇ Included in Premium Package
328i
328i xDrive
/◇
/◇
Premium Packages
8-way power front seats with 2-way manual headrests with Active Head Restraints feature,
and driver memory with 2 presets for exterior mirror and seat positions
◇
◇
/◇
/◇
Interior and power-adjustable folding exterior mirrors with automatic-dimming function; digital compass
◇
◇
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
◇
◇
/◇
/◇
4-way adjustable power lumbar support for front seats
Dakota Leather upholstery
BMW Assist™ with Automatic Collision Notification
Sport Packages
Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 front, 17 x 8.5 rear; 225/45 front, 255/40 rear run-flat17 performance tires18

17 x 8.0 Multi Spoke (Style 284) light alloy wheels, 225/45 run-flat17 all-season tires
19

8-way manual adjustable front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, and 2-way headrests with
Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support


8-way power front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual headrests with
Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support; driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions20


3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth phone21 controls


Sport suspension calibration

High-Gloss shadowline trim


Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters 22


Increased top-speed limiter

23
Cold Weather Package
/ 
/ 
Heated steering wheel


Ski bag


Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers


3-stage heated front seats
17 Run-flat tires do not come equipped with spare tire and wheel.
18 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts
 Standard
 Optional
☐ Included in optional Sport Package
◇ Included in optional Premium Package
 Included in optional Cold Weather Package
are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Performance tires are not recommended for driving in snow and ice.
19 Sport Package required; includes increased top-speed limiter.
20 Optional power seats or Premium Package required.
21 If so equipped.
22 Requires and is automatically included with optional Sport Package and
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission.
23 Requires optional Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels and run-flat performance tires.
328i
328i xDrive
lbs
3527 (3594)
3770 (3814)
Manual transmission
%
48.4/51.6
50.9/49.1
Automatic transmission
%
48.8/51.2
51.2/48.8
3.0 / inline 6
3.0 / inline 6
Weight
Unladen
Weight distribution, front/rear
Engine
Liter/type
Bore/stroke
Nominal output/rpm
Maximum torque/rpm
Compression ratio
inch
3.35/3.46
3.35/3.46
hp
230/6500
230/6500
lb-ft
200/2750
200/2750
:1
Fuel grade
10.7
10.7
unleaded premium gasoline
unleaded premium gasoline
4.35/2.50
Transmission
Manual gear ratios
I/II
:1
4.32/2.46
III/IV
:1
1.66/1.23
1.67/1.23
V/VI/R
:1
1.00/0.85/3.94
1.00/0.85/3.93
:1
3.23
3.38
4.07/2.37
Final drive ratio
Automatic gear ratios
I/II
:1
4.07/2.37
III/IV
:1
1.55/1.20
1.55/1.20
V/VI/R
:1
0.85/0.67/3.20
0.85/0.67/3.20
:1
3.73
3.91
Final drive ratio
Performance
Drag coefficient
0.30
0.31
mph
130 [150]
130 [1482 ] ([1472 ])
Manual transmission
sec
6.5
7.1
Automatic transmission
sec
7.1
7.3
Top speed1
Cd
Acceleration 0-60 mph3
Fuel consumption4
Manual transmission – City/Highway
mpg
17/27
17/25
Automatic transmission – City/Highway
mpg
18/27
17/25
16.1
16.1
Approximate tank capacity
Figures in (
gal
) apply to vehicles with automatic transmission.
Figures in [ ] apply to vehicles with Sport Package.
1 Top
speed limited electronically.
optional Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels and run-flat performance tires.
AG test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle;
road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be
used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges
you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
4 EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending
on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.
2 Requires
3 BMW
i xDrive
i
Tires and wheels
Tire dimensions
standard
205/55
205/55
Wheel dimensions
standard
16 x 7.0
16 x 7.0
Material
standard
light alloy
light alloy
Brakes
12.3
12.3
inch
11.8
11.8
1418
.
96.
4
inch
Rear – diameter
97.8
Front – diameter
.
757
2760
.
1010
.
.
4527
1408
.
1459
2013

1400
.
1455
1506
.
1535
.
1817
.
All dimensions are shown in inches.
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