InsideLine Track Tested: New BMW 328i vs Old BMW 328i

3-Series | February 22nd, 2012 by 11
328 vs 328 jpg InsideLine Track Tested: New BMW 328i vs Old BMW 328i

InsideLine takes the new and old BMW 328i to the race track. With the new generation F30 328i, BMW moved away from the six-cylinder engine …

InsideLine takes the new and old BMW 328i to the race track. With the new generation F30 328i, BMW moved away from the six-cylinder engine and into the era of four-cylinder turbocharged units. Initially the move was received with skepticism by consumers and BMW fans, but recent tests have proven that the four-banger is a phenomenal unit.

The 2.0 liter I4 makes 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, compared with 230 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque found in the previous E90 328i.

To see how the two vehicles compared head-to-head as far as performance, the folks at InsideLine takes them to the track.

328 vs 328 jpg 655x435 InsideLine Track Tested: New BMW 328i vs Old BMW 328i

Test Results 2012 BMW 328i:

Acceleration
0-30 (sec): 2.1 (2.7 w/ TC on)
0-45 (sec): 3.9 (4.8 w/ TC on)
0-60 (sec): 5.9 (6.7 w/ TC on)
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 5.5 (6.3 w/ TC on)
0-75 (sec): 8.6 (9.5 w/ TC on)
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 14.1 @ 98.9 ( 14.1 @ 97.8 w/ TC on)

Braking:
30-0 (ft): 28
60-0 (ft): 115

Test Results 2010 BMW 328i
0 – 30 (sec): 2.3
0 – 45 (sec): 4.2
0 – 60 (sec): 6.4
0 – 60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 6.0
0 – 75 (sec): 9.5
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 14.7 @ 94.8

30 – 0 (ft): 30
60 – 0 (ft): 126

Braking Rating: Average
Slalom (mph): 65.0
Skid Pad Lateral Acceleration (g): 0.84

Full article and results at InsideLine

  • Mateo

    slalom isnt 65 its 67.1 and even that is SLOW
    http://zinteractive-fordfocus.webs.com/slalom.htm  heres the list!

    328i goes same as Golf GTI – HUGE FACEPALM

    come on BMW!!!! i read all your official material and saw lots of reviews and all of them said new 3 series handles better than any 3 series before and now this!!!
    new Ford Focus goes faster, even 2010 315hp mustang is faster!!!! Even KIA for Christ’s Sake!!!!!!!

    • JohnC

       mazda3 is faster thru slalom! This boggles my mind, mazda3 is just a fwd sedan, I thought any 3 series could beat it…

    • Hans

       FWD are especially good at slalom. look at the numbers  civic SI puts up etc.  i don’t know the raesoning for this, but its not a number that should be compared between rwd / fwd too much.

  • Nnnn

    What–??  Price for the 328 has increased to $50,000 ?

  • Anonymous

    Test is bogus.  One car, the 2010, is a base 328o without sport package.  

    FWIW, I replaced my 2007 335i with a 2010 Mazda3 hatch.  Yeah and the best parts of the car – the chassis/handling.  The Mazda3 isn’t fast but when the road is twisty it works.  And for not much cash.

    Still want to go back to BMW…

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