The 328d comes in sedan and wagon form, the latter offering cargo space that’s just shy of a compact crossover. Equipment and trim choices are virtually identical, except the wagon gets all-wheel drive standard—it’s optional on the sedan. The xDrive system reduces mileage by about 2 mpg with either body. As with other models in the 3 Series, an eight-speed automatic with sport mode does the shifting.
Among the standard perks are walnut interior trim, eight-way power leatherette seats with driver memory, a 6.5-inch color display, HD radio and rain-sensing wipers.
In addition to the base car, BMW offers three variants of the 328d:
- Luxury: Creates an upscale look with chrome exhaust tips and grille bars, 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, anthracite wood interior trim and leather seating.
Sport: Features high-gloss black grille bars, double-spoke wheels, BMW’s M Sport suspension, sport seats with contrasting accents, and your choice of interior trim: gloss black, aluminum, or anthracite wood. Leather can be added at extra cost.
- M Sport: Equips the 328d with an aerodynamic body kit, sport seats, aluminum interior trim, and M Sport-spec wheels, suspension, and steering wheel. Leather seating is available.
All lines can also get a variety of option packages:
- Dynamic Handling: Adds an adaptive suspension and sport-tuned steering.
- Premium: Gives you upgraded leather seats with lumbar power for the driver, satellite radio, keyless access and a sunroof.
- Cold Weather: Comes with heated seats all around, a heated steering wheel and headlamp washers.
- Technology: Delivers a high-tech bundle that includes enhanced instrumentation, touchpad navigation, traffic data and BMW’s apps suite.