2014 BMW 328i WINS CARS.COM “LUXURY CAR OF THE YEAR” AWARD

The BMW 328i continues the success story of the BMW 3 Series, started more than 35 years ago when it was first launched.  The 2014 BMW 328i has been selected as the winner of the Cars.Com Lifestyle Award as the Luxury Car of the Year and the full spectrum of 328i models is available at Braman BMW Jupiter.

Visited by more than 11 million car shoppers each month, Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers, offering credible and easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car.

According to Cars.com — “The BMW 328i is the perfect blend of luxury, sport and prestige. We tested it against the industry’s best luxury sport sedans in 2013 and it came out on top, beating competitors from Acura, Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. It does everything well. It gets strong acceleration from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; has progressive, fade-free brakes; and sharp, nimble handling. It’s quick: zero to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. It’s frugal: Observed gas mileage in our testing rang in at 28.1 mpg combined city/highway. The list of equipment, both standard and optional, is quite complete. You can option one up to be a luxury cruiser or check the M Sport box to get a sport suspension, special tires and unique trim. The redesign for 2012 brought more rear legroom and a bigger trunk, but it did not sacrifice the driving pleasure that comes with the 328i. It’s not easy to impress a group of automotive reviewers, so when a car does it as completely as the 328i has, an award is only natural.”

The 328i is available in Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo body styles, and with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.  Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic.  Options include active cruise control with Stop & Go feature, a head-up display (HUD), which is especially well-placed and useful here; a Cold Weather Package with heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and retractable headlight washers; a Driver Assistance Package with Lane Departure Warning and Active Blind Spot Detection; and a Park Distance Control system (part of the Parking Package), which includes a rearview camera and the Side and Top View camera system. The available navigation system includes excellent 3D maps.

The optional M Sport package further improves handling, lowering the suspension slightly and fitting firmer springs and dampers, along with larger M-specific 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels and unique appearance elements. An Adaptive M Sport suspension package adds electronically controlled damping.

For more information, or to schedule a test drive the 328i – or any other vehicle in the BMW line – please visit Braman BMW Jupiter.

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