Hair, 27. November 2012 – how the times change: fruhe was the name 320i for a silky soft running, slightly passing two-liter six-cylinder, between 2000 and 2007 it was then a sixteen with 2.2 liters displacement. In the process of current three-row series, a four-cylinder worked in the 320i, which offered neither a well-sounding sound nor sparkling performance. At least at the last point, the bavaria made the latest three legs properly: a turbocharger should now be ensured for momentum from the speed cellar and a small consumption. Whether both succeed, we wanted to know at an exit.
Despite an empty weight of more than 1.5 tons accelerates the 320i flott. Its four-cylinder makes 184 hp at moderate 5000 / min. The maximum torque of 270 nm is between 1250 and 4500 revolutions. Who applies it, accelerates this threesome in 7.6 seconds from the stand to tempo 100, only at 235 km / h the highest speed is reached. The engine remains acoustically mostly in the background, which is very pleasant on fast motorway stages. The cooperation with the eight-speed automatic works very well: the shifts run soft and imperceptibly.
Consumption in the nefz indicates bmw with 5.9 l / 100 km. But we removed a good stucco, which has two reasons. On the one one we did not emphasize effectively, there is still some air in everyday life. Second, the test car was equipped with an 18-inch tires. If the "driving experience switch" was set to normal, the consumption was at our exit at 8.5 l / 100 km. In eco-pro mode it was 7.6 l / 100 km. In this case, bmw has come up with a special incentive: in the instrument cluster, the kilometers are displayed, which can be further driven by the saved fuel with this tank finishing – an ad that arouses the ambition for saving. In eco pro mode, the characteristic of the accelerator pedal and optimizes additional consumers like the automatic climate control. The driver’s savings to get even more kilometers to the ad was allowed to have its share in the up to 20 percent lower consumption, which bmw promises in this mode.
Another more economical should be the 320i efficientdynamics edition, which bmw indicates 5.3 l / 100 km in the nefz. The four-cylinder is known from the 118i. He makes 170 hp and offers a maximum torque of 250 nm. From the point of view of bmw this is a smarter train, because instead of offering a 318i for a little less money, they sell the "oko version" for the same price.
The rest is known from fruheren exits. The threesome is stressed on the strain, while the test trolley, this impression thanks to the rough raders still a bit. The residual comfort is still more than sufficient. Through this interpretation, which always gives the driver a certain jerking message, this generation has received something of that charm that has heard the threesome since always. Together with the direct steering, the current 320i flips around the curves that it is a true pleasure.