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BMW 328i Review, For Sale, Specs, Models & News in Australia

In the pantheon of iconic BMW 3 Series models, the 328i is almost as famous as the legendary M3, as it came to represent the biggest six-cylinder engine option within the regular (non M-car) sports-sedan (and coupe and convertible) range in the model's mid-'90s heyday.

The badge arrived with the E36 generation facelift in 1994, replacing the 325i, which itself succeeded the famous 323i moniker topping the original E21 and era-defining E30 versions of the '70s and '80s. The 328i name lived on in the 1998 E46 successor, but only until 2000, when it was replaced by the larger-capacity 330i. Still, what goes around comes around, and the 328i stormed back for the E90 facelift in late 2007. 

However, though the badge remained on the 3 Series' posterior for its late 2011 metamorphisis into the smooth F30 generation, the beloved in-line six-cylinder engine was dropped in the name of lower emissions for a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, angering many brand loyalists despite sparkling reviews. 

The 328i badge vanished (again) for the 2015 facelift, usurped (again) by another 330i. But don't worry, BMW fans. It's bound to return to a 3 Series bootlid sometime in the future...

BMW 328i Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 328i here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • BMW 328i 2013: Faulty injector

    I would only replace the faulty one, unless the others are suspect in which case it’s probably best to replace all of them.

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  • Suspension knocking in new 328i

    The response of carmakers amazes me at times. VW's current problem with its diesels is enough to tell you that some carmakers don't care about their customers once they've bought their cars and taken them home. It seems they then don't exist. BMW's response to you smacks of this attitude; I'd call it arrogance. It's not acceptable, as you say. Take the car back to the dealer and park it in their driveway and tell them to put up with it, or justify to your satisfaction that it is something inherent in all their cars. It sounds to me like it could be a bush problem, or a shock absorber issue. Whatever the cause it should be fixed.

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  • Font suspension trouble - dealer won't listen

    As the dealer has offered to recheck the car that is where you should start. It would seem that there is a fault with the strut or a bush in the suspension and the dealer can check those things. If that doesn't produce a resolution then you could approach BMW directly.

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  • What's the difference

    THE 1997 model was an upgrade of the E36 introduced in 1991. There were two 328i coupes -- the Executive and the High Line. The Executive boasted air, dual airbags, ABS, alloys, CD sound, cruise, alarm, fog lamps, leather wheel and trim, and traction control. The High Line added sports seats. They go through brakes and tyres and can have radiator problems.

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BMW 3 Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW 3 Series varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $71,500 and going to $113,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $71,500 $113,600
2022 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $83,900 $87,300
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $58,600 $118,140
2021 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $66,900 $88,550
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $51,200 $113,960
2020 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $56,600 $82,830
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $35,600 $83,600
2019 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $39,300 $67,320
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $44,800 $73,370
2018 Sedan 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $27,300 $73,920
2018 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $33,100 $59,510
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $37,700 $64,790
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BMW 3 Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW 328i Hatchback, Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2017 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2016 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2015 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2015 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2015 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2014 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2014 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2014 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2013 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2013 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2013 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 328i Dimensions

BMW 3 Series Wheel Size

The BMW 328i has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x45 R19 for Hatchback in 2017 with a wheel size that spans from 19x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2017 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 255x40 R19 19x8 inches
2016 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 255x40 R19 19x8 inches
2015 Wagon 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2015 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 255x40 R19 19x8 inches
2015 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2014 Wagon 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2014 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 255x40 R19 19x8 inches
2014 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2013 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 255x40 R19 19x8 inches
2013 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2013 Wagon 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 328i Wheel Sizes

BMW 3 Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW 328i is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.5L/100km for Hatchback /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2017 Hatchback 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2015 Hatchback 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2015 Sedan 6.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2015 Wagon 6.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2014 Hatchback 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2014 Sedan 6.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2014 Wagon 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2013 Hatchback 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2013 Sedan 6.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2013 Wagon 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
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BMW 3 Series Towing Capacity

The BMW 328i has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2017 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2016 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2015 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2015 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2015 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2014 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2014 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2014 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2013 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2013 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2013 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
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