2011 BMW 328xi Sedan
2011 BMW 328xi Sedan
The official founding date of the German motor vehicle manufacturer BMW is 7 March 1916, when an aircraft engine manufacturer called Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG was formed. This company was renamed to Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) in 1922. Aircraft engines, motorcycles, and automobiles would be BMW's main products until World War II. During the war, against the wishes of its director Franz Josef Popp, BMW concentrated on aircraft engine production, with motorcycles as a side line and automobile manufacture stopped altogether. BMW's factories were heavily bombed during the war and its remaining West German facilities were banned from producing motor vehicles or aircraft after the war. Again, the company survived by making pots, pans, and bicycles.
For consignment the all wheel drive version of the 2011 328i with an x drive addition. This car will out handle many of its rivals of the day and has enough room to haul around a family of 5. Alpine White bathes the exterior which sports a sunroof, and saddle brown leather interior. Sporty Steptronic shifting is available from the 6-speed automatic just for some extra performance between picking up the kids, and the groceries. A sports car in suburban commuter's clothing no one will know the difference.
Nice tight gaps and aerodynamically designed grille and headlights, integrated body matching bumpers and smooth framing for the windows allow this car to slip right through the air that gets in its way going forward. The iconic dual kidney bean grille surrounded by some highlighting chrome is fronting the way otherwise the car is clean and free from embellishments. A smoked glass sunroof is installed and nice 17 inch wheels are on in alloy form and wrapped by nice tires with plenty of miles left on them.
Stitched Saddle leather adorns the door panels, seats, and center console. This mixes with wood appliqué from somewhere within the black forest, and molded black vinyl. Seats are like new high back buckets with headrests also in saddle leather, and power adjustments. A nice original dash is upfront and houses all the essentials and is fronted by a tech savvy steering wheel with fingertip adjustments for phone and radio. A gray headliner surrounds the sunroof, and all is tight and tear free. In back a bench seat stretches across and has the option to seat a 3rd party or lower the armrest for two to travel in ultimate comfort. Charcoal gray carpeting presenting like new covers the floors and all is looking really good!
Under the hood is the 3.0-liter I6 power plant. This is fed by EFI and has the 6-speed automatic transmissions on back with the Steptronic manual automatic shift mechanism performed from the stick shifter. A 3.91 rear axle allows for a low gas using highway cruise. All is very clean under this hood.
The Germans just love over engineering things and this undercarriage is no exception. Plenty of ground effect smoothing panels, and independent front suspension as well as 5 link with coil springs for the rear suspension, and of course front and rear wheel drives. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners.
Looking like your average sedan, until the X drive is realized for its true potential, this car is like it's on rails. It smoked the test track, and I had to go around several times as I had so much fun. You just cannot break this car loose no matter how hard you try, and it's amazing. Good solid braking, and tight steering and everything was working as it should.
A surprise performer, not because of the fact of it being a BMW, but the little x in the badge speaks very loudly on the performance front, particularly handling. It's no slouch when it comes to pure and certainly not underpowered with the I6. Nicely taken care of it could be a great second car, and you can secretly use it on weekends at your local performance track setup. You know, spend some time with the wife…well…maybe not!
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