2011 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon Is Our Bring a Trailer Auction Pick of the Day

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They don't marque them similar this anymore: M-Sport package, impeccable straight-six, positive the bonus of a six-speed manual transmission.

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This 2011 BMW 328i Sports Wagon is 1 of less than 400 3-series wagons fitted with the M-Sport package.

The wagon's people aspirated 3.0-liter straight-six makes little powerfulness than BMW's turbocharged engines, but it is little analyzable and frankincense much reliable.

The effect is simply a car that's quick, practical, and amusive to drive, and the icing connected the barroom present tin beryllium recovered betwixt the seats: a six-speed manual transmission.

    "They don't marque them similar that anymore" is some a cliché and a double-edged sword. Hyundai, for instance, would beryllium positively anxious to constituent retired that its factories don't marque 'em similar the aged Sonata oregon Excel immoderate more, and bully happening too. In the lawsuit of BMW, however, powerfulness and sheer velocity person increased, but the 3-series is present styled similar a ocular caput butt. Here, connected the different hand, is the benignant of enthusiast concealed handshake that BMW utilized to beryllium truthful bully at.

    Up for auction astatine Bring a Trailer (which, similar Car and Driver, is portion of Hearst Autos), this 2011 BMW 328i wagon checks each the imaginable boxes. First of all, this North America–spec wagon is 1 of lone a fewer equipped with the desirable M-Sport package. Along with 18-inch wheels and immoderate much assertive bodywork, the M-Sport besides got sportier seats and a beauteous leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.

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    Even better, and rarer, it's a manual. The bulk of 3-series sold successful 2011 were, of course, equipped with automatic transmissions. Today, it's uncommon to spot adjacent an M-car with a instrumentality shift. In this case, the six-speed manual and three-pedal setup unlocks rather a spot much amusive erstwhile seated down the wheel.

    Spec-wise, the motor seems unremarkable, but it's a trick. Peak powerfulness from the people aspirated straight-six is 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Even with BMW's xDrive all-wheel thrust sapping immoderate powerfulness done parasitic losses, it's inactive plenty. It's a BMW straight-six, aft all: an inherently perfectly balanced motor built by a German institution whose mediate archetypal is virtually "Motoren."

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    In an M4, stomp the throttle and spell straight to jail, bash not cod $200. But successful this wagon, you could upwind it retired connected your favourite backmost road, taking that straight-six to redline again and again. You paid for the full tachometer, truthful wherefore not usage it? Then, backmost to enactment connected the Monday rat race, it's a competent cruiser with gutsy torque. Plus, there's capable cargo country to haul groceries oregon the canine oregon your roadworthy bike. Throw successful all-wheel thrust for four-season drivability, and you've got a Munich-built Swiss Army weapon of a car.

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    As acold arsenic the remainder of the crossover-driving masses astir you know, it's conscionable different car connected the road. But amusement up astatine your section Cars and Coffee lawsuit successful this wagon, and those gathered determination volition know. Nods of approval. Knowing smiles. Oh, is that a manual? Sweet. Too atrocious we don't get the wagon implicit here. Yeah, they conscionable don't marque 'em similar that anymore.

    With six days to spell connected the auction—which ends connected Thursday, September 29–early bidding stands astatine $13,400. Whoever wins the auction volition beryllium getting a precise peculiar machine.

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