2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan, Sport Wagon Launched And Now Priced

Fear not! BMWgasm PR day continues with new pricing for the 2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Sport Wagon, which is all but indiscernible from the 2007 model. You'll have to fork over $33,175 for the entry-level 328i Sedan, $39,675 for the entry-level 335i Sedan and $34,975 for the 328i Sports Wagon. The most expensive of all 3 series (non-M) is the 335xi AWD model, topping out at $41,575 before you start throwing on all of the fun options like paddle shifters and cheese sorters. All the PR you can handle below the jump:

2008 BMW 3 SERIES SEDANS & SPORTS WAGONS Product Highlights

General
• BMW's best-selling Series
• The model lineup includes: 328i Sedan, 328xi Sedan, 328i Sports Wagon, 328xi Sports Wagon, 335i Sedan and 335xi Sedan
• 328i and 328xi Sedans and Sports Wagons powered by BMW's 3.0-liter smooth, high-performing straight-six engine
• The 335i and 335xi Sedans are powered by BMW's 6-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine

Engines
• 6-cylinder engines designated N52 (normally aspirated) and N54 (turbocharged)
• Magnesium /aluminum composite construction of N52 engine block
• The significantly increased loads and cylinder pressures produced by the turbocharged N54 engine requires the use of an aluminum engine structure with cast-iron cylinder sleeves
• Valvetronic variable valve lift; eliminates conventional throttle, improves power, torque and fuel efficiency (328 models)
• Electric coolant pump, volume-controlled oil pump

328i Sedan, 328xi Sedan, 328i Sports Wagon and 328xi Sports Wagon
• 230 hp @ 6500 rpm, 200 lb-ft. torque @ 2750 rpm
• Single-stage induction system and Valvetronic

335i Sedan, 335xi Sedan
• 300 hp @ 5800 rpm, 300 lb-ft. torque @ 1400-5000 rpm
• Twin turbochargers and direct gasoline injection

Transmissions
• 6-speed manual standard, 6-speed automatic optional on all models

Chassis features
• Double-pivot strut-type front suspension system (328i/335i RWD models: extensive aluminum components)
• 5-link rear suspension system
• 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
• Dynamic Stability Control with many braking functions
• Available Active Steering (RWD models only); varies steering ratio according to vehicle speed and other factors
• Run-flat tires standard across the board
• Standard wheels and tires:
• 328i/xi models - 16-in. wheels with all-season tires
• 335i/xi models - 17-in. wheels with all-season tires
• Tire Pressure Monitor standard on all models

Exterior design & function
• Xenon Adaptive headlights standard on 335i/xi models, optional on 328i/xi models
• Ground lighting in door handles
• Adaptive Brake Lights
• Chrome tail pipe tips

Ergonomics, luxury & convenience
• Dynamic Cruise Control standard; can apply brakes lightly if necessary to maintain set speed
• Available Active Cruise Control; assists driver in maintaining following distance
• Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel with multi-function controls
• Manually adjustable front seats standard in 328i/xi Sedan and Sports Wagon models; power seats optional in 328i/xi models, standard in 335i/xi Sedan models. Include memory for driver's seat and exterior mirrors, automatic tilt-down of right-hand exterior mirror for reversing
• Sport seats with power-adjustable backrest width included in optional Sport Package
• Automatic climate control with separate left/right temperature settings, automatic recirculation control, mist control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear air outlets, microfilter ventilation and other features
• Climate-controlled console storage compartment
• 2-way (tilt/slide) power moonroof standard on Sedans, dual-panel Panoramic moonroof standard on Sports Wagons
• Leatherette upholstery standard, leather available in Premium Package or as stand-alone option
• Burl Walnut interior trim standard; Light Poplar Natural or Aluminum trim available at no extra cost
• 10-speaker audio system standard in 328i/xi Sedan and Sports Wagon models,
13-speaker Logic7 system optional in 328i/xi, standard in 335i/xi Sedan models. Either system has two subwoofers and is MP3 CD-capable (including ID3 tag display of artist and song information)
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio, HD Radio, and iPod/USB Adapter available as factory options

Safety & security
• Front- and rear-seat Head Protection System
• Automatic safety-belt tensioners and force limiters standard on front seats and at rear outboard seating positions
• BMW Assist, BMW's system of in-car telematics and customer services, available in Premium Package (with 4-year subscription) or as stand-alone option

Factory options, complete listing
Packages
• Premium Package:
• Leather upholstery
• Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors
• Power-fold exterior mirrors
• Digital compass in interior mirror
• BMW Universal Transceiver (3-function garage-door opener)
• 4-way power lumbar support on front seats
• BMW Assist with 4-year subscription
• Power front seats with Driver Memory System and auto tilt-down of right exterior mirror for backing up (328i/xi Sedan and Sports Wagon models only; standard 335i/xi Sedan models)
• Sport Package:
328i and 335i/xi Sedans -
• Sport suspension
• Specific wheels and tires:
• 328i Sedan and Sports Wagons, 335xi sedan - 17-in., differentiated front/rear sizes, performance tires
• 335i Sedan - 18-in., differentiated front/rear sizes, performance tires
• Sport steering wheel and front seats
328xi Sedan and Sports Wagon -
• Specific 17-in. wheels, same size front/rear, all-season tires
• Sport steering wheel and front seats
• Cold Weather Package:
All models -
• Heated front seats
• Ski bag
• Sedans - split folding rear seats
328i Sedan and Sports Wagon and 335i Sedan only - headlight cleaning system (standard on 328xi and 335xi models)

Stand-alone options
• 6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission
• Paddle Shifters now available on all modeals - steering wheel mounted; require automatic transmission and Sport Package
• Active Cruise Control
• Active Steering (328i Sedan and Sports Wagon, 335i Sedan only)
• Sport wheels and tires (upgrade option on AWD models with Sport package)
• Park Distance Control
• Xenon Adaptive headlights with auto-leveling (standard 335i/xi, optional 328i/xi models)
• Comfort Access
• Leather upholstery
• Alternate interior trims
• Power front seats (standard 335i/xi, optional 328i/xi models)
• Heated front seats
• Split folding rear seats and ski bag (Sedans only)
• BMW On-board Navigation System and iDrive control concept with Voice Command, Real Time Traffic Information, and 6 programmable memory keys
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• HD Radio
• iPod/USB Adapter
• Logic7 sound system (standard 335i/xi models, optional 328i/xi models)
• Power rear-window and manual rear side-window sunshades (Sedans)
• Manual rear side-window sunshades (Sports Wagons)
• BMW Assist
• Metallic Paint

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