Without question there is no more read about, driven, reviewed, tested, rated than the BMW 3-Series.
You've read our reviews on AutoSpies.com from other outlets and almost a half million people have watched our video review on YouTube from the launch in Spain.
If you haven't yet, give it a view.
But what are the actual owners opinions on the car after owning it?
Here is a good review from an actual customer...
First, here is the breakdown on the car he bought:
Here is my optional spec:
BMW 328i Luxury N20
18" 398 light alloys mixed tyres
Black Dakota Leather with Exclusive stitching
Fine-wood trim Fineline anthracite
Interior comfort package
Head restraints, rear and folding
Split-folding rear seats
Media package - BMW Professional Multimedia
Black panel display, full
BMW Assist online portal
Enhanced Bluetooth functionality incl. BMW Assist with USB audio interface
Mobile application preparation
Telephone USB audio interface
Loudspeaker system - Harman/Kardon surround sound
Ext. mirrors - folding, auto dimming
Windscreen with grey shade band
Sun protection glass
Seat heating, front
Seat heating, rear
Sports seats, front
Reversing Assist camera (thrown in free as part of lease deal)
Front & Rear PDC (Standard equipment)
Sport Automatic Transmission
And here are a couple key comments from the review...
I can't be 100% accurate with this because the car has only just met the 1200mls run in period but I've not been too disappointed. On a motorway run, I get about 42mpg which is great because that is where it spends the majority of its time! This isn't nannied either, this is 80-85mph ish and a few bursts to get past folk - no eco drive here, although I do put it in Eco Pro which seems to be saving me a good few miles!
In town and knocking about, this figure drops rapidly to about 32-36mpg which I was not used to, coming from my awesome 330d which always stayed in the 42-48mpg range. If I went on an eco drive in that, I could achieve north of 50mpg!! I usually put the 328i back into Comfort mode in town because the throttle response is a bit too dopey sometimes and I don't want it to upshift as much.
I haven't done the math, but hopefully the price of petrol means this MPG deficit to my 330d isn't costing too much more.
Woah. Linear! AND QUICK! Oh yeah, it shifts. I haven't had a spirited driving session in it yet, but the few bursts I've had have blown me away! VERY IMPRESSED!!
Peak torque comes in so low down and stays for so long, it's always ready to go and then the power comes on and woahhhh! Very different experience to the diesel, which came in more of a burst, although there was power all over its rev-range. The diesel felt more aggressive and punchy (and bloody quick) but the 328 is soo much smoother. It just goes, linearly and keeps going. And going. And going! Unbelievably smooth engine and power delivery, I couldn't recommend this engine more! So versatile. So good. Feels so strong as well, which was my worry coming from a torque monster, I thought this may feel weak in comparison but absolutely not!
In fact, it shocked me the other day as I passed the 1200mls barrier, the speed the needle moved to 135mph was amazing!! I didn't even have my foot the floor (and I was in Eco Pro) but I've never seen a car that has rattled through the three figure mph's as quickly as that!
So let us know if this real owner opinion has swayed YOUR opinion, is this what you expected or are reviews like this just fan boys tooting their horns about how smart they are, etc.???
Read the full review here