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Old November 6th, 2013, 07:44   #1
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Default Review of New 2014 BMW 328d Diesel Wagon

Now that the diesel wagon is available in the states, TDD seems to have been the first to take it out for a review.

2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon – Review and Test Drive


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The first station wagons (which are called estate cars in the rest of the English-speaking world and Kombis in the German-speaking world), evolved from trucks, not cars, and, in their earliest days, were a status symbol. Indeed, the Chrysler Town and Country wagon was the most expensive car among the automaker’s 1941 offerings.

While the station wagon’s popularity has waned in the U.S. since the mid-1980s following Chrysler’s introduction of the first minivan, they remain popular, however, among enthusiast drivers who want the versatility of a wagon with the handling of a true sports sedan. BMW addresses this need head on with the BMW 328d Sports Wagon, a diesel-powered four-door wagon.

The latest BMW wagon comes on the heels of BMW’s recent introduction of a 3 Series diesel sedan (a 328i wagon was introduced with the launch of the current generation 3 Series). DSC_0120-EDThe 328d Sports Wagon carries a slightly higher yet still reasonable $1,500 diesel premium over the gasoline variant. By comparison the 328d sedan costs $1,300 more than the 328i.….
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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:24   #2
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My wife offered me a BMW a few years back. Maybe this is the one? I'd have a hard time signing that paper work for a $50+K car.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 20:35   #3
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You got me dreaming!!!!!!!!!!!

It's only $42K in Edmunds, and with a $750 discount.

180hp, and AWD, I'm beginning to dream about moving on from VW.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 13:46   #4
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You got me dreaming!!!!!!!!!!!

It's only $42K in Edmunds, and with a $750 discount.

180hp, and AWD, I'm beginning to dream about moving on from VW.
I just made the move today. Letting go of the faithful Jette TDI and going 328xd. Getting the sedan and not the wagon though.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 14:23   #5
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I just made the move today. Letting go of the faithful Jette TDI and going 328xd. Getting the sedan and not the wagon though.
Congrats! Please share details: options & colors. And photos when you pick it up.
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I just wish you could get it with a manual transmission, rear drive, and no run flat tires.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 19:35   #7
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Anyone have a review to share ?
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:08   #8
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Question Technical engine specs?

Can anyone tell me, or provide a link, to engine specifications of this car? I know it is a 4-cylinder, 16-valve, and DOHC. But what about:

1. Timing belt or timing chain?
2. Injection pump model?
3. Urea or DPF, or both?

This is a real interesting car for me. I could see myself picking up a CPO model with a factory warranty in a few years ...
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Can anyone tell me, or provide a link, to engine specifications of this car? I know it is a 4-cylinder, 16-valve, and DOHC. But what about:

1. Timing belt or timing chain?
2. Injection pump model?
3. Urea or DPF, or both?

This is a real interesting car for me. I could see myself picking up a CPO model with a factory warranty in a few years ...
  1. Timing chain
  2. HPFP is Bosch CP4.1. Same set up as the Passat.
  3. Both. FYI- all diesel cars sold in the US & Canada since 2007 have had a DPF.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 13:01   #10
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Thanks for the reply Tom. How does that CP 4.1 favor against the HPFP I have in my 2010 JSW, which I believe is a CP 3.x?

Are there any interesting tidbits on that BMW engine that a nerd like me would find interesting?

Thanks, Jim
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Old January 20th, 2014, 14:12   #11
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Its the same pump, but operating at a lower pressure in the BMW.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 17:07   #12
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Sort of want... Automatic only?
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Old January 20th, 2014, 18:02   #13
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Yes. 8spd ZF
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Yes. 8spd ZF
Is this the same ZF 8-speed that is in the Ram 1500, and probably other Chrysler vehicles?

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Old January 20th, 2014, 19:55   #15
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I don't know.
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