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

3-Series | February 22nd, 2012 by 11
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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.

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

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