With a 3000cc straight-six motor making 258 bhp, the last-generation BMW 330i was acknowledged as one of the fastest accelerating saloons you could buy off the shelf in India. When we tested the car, it touched the century mark from standstill in just 8.02 seconds. Pretty impressive, actually.
Well, what do you know: the new 328i does that same 0-to-100 kph dash in a blistering 6.91 seconds. It is a magnificent one-plus second quicker! Now what if I tell you that it has a much smaller engine making less power than the previous king of the hill? Not just that. Compared to the last-generation 3 Series, the new one is larger, vastly more comfortable, luxurious, spacious, energy efficient and friendly to drive – without losing one iota of the sportiness the 3 Series has always been known for. How has the Bavarian manufacturer achieved that? Unlike Mandrake, these magicians can tell.
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