AutoWeek reviews the 2011 BMW 328i Sports Wagon

3-Series | December 30th, 2010 by 5
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One of the most understated BMW models in the US, the 328i Sports Wagon, receives a stellar review from AutoWeek editors. With the removal of …

One of the most understated BMW models in the US, the 328i Sports Wagon, receives a stellar review from AutoWeek editors. With the removal of the 5 Series Sports Wagon from US line-up, the question remains whether next generation 3 Series will be introduced in the North American market with a sports wagon variant.

Here is an excerpt from the AutoWeek review:

“Let’s see, here we have one of the best-driving cars on the planet, with cargo room. Talk about a win-win. I didn’t have a need to use the space behind the second row, but there’s no question that everything that makes the 3-series a great car is evident in this configuration: good power from the I6, steady suspension, precise steering, luxury appointments, rakish styling in a classic wagon configuration and solid build quality everywhere.

AutoWeek reviews the 2011 BMW 328i Sports Wagon

It’s almost embarrassing to admit it, but my fixes for this car would center on comfort stuff: I’d like a better radio tuner and cupholders that give me confidence that they’ll hold the cup through a 0-to-60-mph run.

COPY EDITOR CYNTHIA L. OROSCO-WRIGHT: This is a fine little wagon, although it seems you have to nearly squat to the ground to get in. Getting out is also a bit of a chore, and I hit my head on two separate occasions–and yes, I did duck.

NEWS EDITOR GREG MIGLIORE: This is a sharp wagon inside and out, enjoyable to drive and with a nice amount of function for a family man. The cupholders are ridiculous, so I’ll get that out of the way immediately. And frankly, they’re a little distracting when you’re trying to prevent spills, even though I couldn’t contain a few rogue drops of coffee.”

Full review continued

  • Miroslav

    If BMW could bump the 328i to 330i power levels – say around 265-275 hp. It would be awsomeness with the silky smooth NA I6 N52 engine. Or just let us order a 335i E91 touring in the US. BMW. That’s not asking too much from the execs in Munich. The cup holders are actually one feature I miss going from my E90 sedan to E82 135i coupe. My Starbucks mug and bottle water fit perfectly and never spilled. Even with spirited driving.

  • Ed

    You want a 335i Touring? NEIN!! BMW decides what we want. Apparently what we want is obese over-sized useless vehicles like the X6. Where else can you get 3 series interior room, early 1970s gas consumption and Aztek inspired styling for 7 series prices? Das market has spoken!

  • Bdawg

    Love my 2011 e91. It will be a sad day when BMW no longer sells a wagon in the states. The only improvement to my e91 would be if it had a diesel motor. How I wish they would sell the European diesel wagons here. I would have bought one in an instant.

  • Paul

    I love my Wagon, just traded in my 135 for a 328xi. Like Ed, I would only want the wagon in a 330 or 335. Ed, awesome comment

  • Bimmer1

    I want a 335d wagon please. Thx.

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