About BMW 328i
Being a model in the prominent and lucrative BMW 3 Series, BMW 328i was built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, between 1995 and 2016 as an entry-level luxury car. Originally introduced as the model of the third-generation BMW 3 Series, 328i is also a rechristened version of 325i. Competing against the Honda Accord Hybrid, Acura TL, and Infiniti G35, 328i won many awards and recognition such as being on Car and Driver Magazine's annual Ten Best List and so on. But after being manufactured for four generations, 328i was replaced by the 330i for the 2017 model year.
The third-generation BMW 328i was produced from December 2004 to June 2013 and went on sale for the 2005 model year. It was offered in three body styles, 4-door sedan (E90), 5-door wagon (E91), and 2-door coupe (E93) and 328i was equipped with optional Xenon headlamps, fog lamps, automatic climate control, power-adjustable seats, satellite navigation, premium audio, Dakota leather upholstery, glass sunroof, heated front seats, Bluetooth and USB audio input. During this generation, 328i was powered by a 3.0 L I6 rated at 231 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. More recent 328i was released in late 2011 as the successor to the E90 3 Series. It came in two trim levels: base 328i and 328i xDrive as well as two body styles: 4-door sedan (F30/F35) and 5-door wagon (F31). Back then, 328i got power from 2.0 L turbocharged I4 producing 240 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque.
BMW 328i Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering excellent driving dynamics, superior engine power and upscale build quality, BMW 328i is a very popular vehicle. But considering that as the accumulation of mileage, parts on 328i will wear and tear and bring problems. You might as well be prepared for these common problems:
First, burning oil smell in the compartment always frighten BMW 328i drivers as they worry about there will be a big explosion in their cars. In fact, the issue is truly very serious as it is obvious that engine has something wrong. Some 328i drivers also provide more clues about engine issue, for example, whining, squealing or rattling sounds from the engine when operation, leaking oil on the ground, coolant leaking out causing engine overheating, engine running roughly so that misfiring, stalling, hard starting and even inability to start happening; in the end, some also find the vehicle will lose power while acceleration and suffer from bad fuel economy. And even the Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light will come on to remind you of inspection on the 328i water pump, spark plug, engine control module, engine mount, oil filter, air filter, fuel pump, intake manifold gasket, and valve cover gasket is desperately needed.
Second, another troublesome issue for BMW 328i drivers is the transmission failure. As a matter of fact, this issue could bring about drivability problem, so if you could not handle it properly, your vehicle may become a bunch of steel. Some 328i drivers have not enough knowledge about working principles of automobiles, so they do not know much about transmission failure and even though the clunking or grinding noises from the beneath the vehicle only resultfrom friction between tires and rocks. If you start with ignorance in noises, next you will find leaking transmission fluids, an indicator not matching the gear, vehicle starting in another gear or not going into gear, difficulty shifting gear and transmission slipping and surging. All these symptoms should be solved by replacing the 328i transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable, clutch fork and torque converter.
However, the overall excellent quality of BMW 328i needs every part on it function properly. Therefore, you need to maintain the 328i seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight, and cabin air filter routinely since they play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they work under harsh conditions.
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