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

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