Some cosmetic offerings, like a gloss-black surround for the double kidney grille. LED headlights and fog lights are now standard throughout. The iDrive infotainment system with touchscreen function is now at version 6.0. And the optional sport leather steering wheel has a modified rim, so its leather feels softer and grippier. See the 2018 BMW 3 Series models for sale near you
Which 328d is the Best?
Some buyers may want to wait and see how the 2019 generation looks and drives. For this year, we think the 330e has a good mix of power and economy, while a 330i with some options could be a good all-rounder. However, a BMW inline six engine is a thing of automotive beauty, so the more enthusiast-leaning buyer really ought to check out the 340i.
The 2018 BMW 3 Series range starts out with the basic 320i sedan ($35,895), which comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, push-button start, auto stop/start (a fuel-saving feature that tends to make its presence felt but can be disabled), Driving Dynamics Control (offering three settings for throttle sensitivity and steering effort), manually adjustable front seats, leatherette upholstery, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, HD Radio, iPod/USB connectivity and the iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-in screen.
The 330i ($41,245), 328d ($42,745) and 330e ($46,595) are generally equipped like the 320i but add a few more conveniences like an auto-dimming rearview mirror and power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory settings
The 330i xDrive Sports Wagon ($45,445) and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon ($46,945) enjoy a panoramic sunroof, a powered lift gate and roof rails to go with their station-wagon body style.
The 340i ($49,945) is mostly about the powerful 6-cylinder engine but also gets other upgrades, such as 18-in alloy wheels, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio, a sunroof and keyless entry/ignition.
Most models can be customized with a choice of appearance packages that offer bespoke wheels and interior decor. The M Sport package includes exterior trim, a sport suspension, an M steering wheel, sport seats, a short-shifter kit (manual transmission only) and extensive M badging throughout.
The options list is extensive and expensive. The Premium package varies slightly by model (although standard in the 340i), adding power lumbar support and keyless entry/ignition with a foot-activated trunk-opening-and-closing feature. The Cold Weather package brings a heated steering wheel along with heated seats front and rear.
Options are limited on the 320i but seemingly limitless for the rest of the range, highlighted by dynamic cruise control, a self-parking system, remote lock/unlock, Harman Kardon audio, navigation and the larger 8.8-in iDrive display. All models are eligible for the BMW Apps program, which brings social media via a smartphone. Optional safety equipment is mentioned below.
City MPG / Hwy MPG
3 Series 328d Sedan
$41750 / $39330
4 Cylinder Turbo
31 / 43
8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Is the 2018 BMW 328d a Safe Car?
The 3 Series comes with stability control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, forward-collision mitigation and eight airbags (front, front side, front knee and full-length side curtain). The optional BMW Assist telematics system adds automatic crash notification and roadside assistance; the Driver Assistance Plus package bundles front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera system, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and a front-collision warning system with low-speed automatic braking.
The current 3 Series received a perfect five stars overall in government crash testing, including four stars for front impacts and five for side impacts. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 3 Series its top "Good" rating in all categories except the newer small-overlap front crash test, where the car only received a "Marginal" rating.
2018 BMW 328d vs the competition
2018 Audi A4 -- One year into a new generation. Packed with tech and highly acclaimed.
2018 Jaguar XE -- Fabulous styling and suspension, and the supercharged V6 is an ideal engine choice. Might feel a tad small to some, though.
2018 Lexus IS -- Bold styling, athletic handling and a much-improved interior over earlier versions.
Used BMW 5 Series -- BMW's certified pre-owned (CPO) program could provide a low-mileage 5 Series for the price (or even less) of a new 3. The 535i is smooth and swift, but a suitably priced 550i with twin-turbo V8 power deserves serious consideration.
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