2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine – Now, To get a car rated, automakers run it through the EPA’s testing procedures and then submit their own fuel-economy numbers to the government agency. (For a full explanation of the EPA’s testing procedures and how complicated they are read our story, The Truth About EPA City/Highway MPG Estimates.) In most cases, the EPA takes those numbers from the manufacturer and declares them official; sometimes, however, the agency will test a car itself. Ultimately, only about 15 percent of all cars sold in the U.S. are actually tested by the EPA, and the new 2012 328i with the automatic transmission is one of those cars.
A BMW representative told us the EPA tested the exact car the automaker used in its tests in Munich: a U.S. spec 2012 328i with the eight-speed automatic. As prescribed by the EPA, fuel-economy testing takes place indoors in a controlled environment. The car is strapped to a dyno, and specific EPA-approved fuel is used during the five test cycles: city, highway, aggressive highway, hot city, and cold city. As to the sizable discrepancy in this case, there’s really no way to explain the differences in the ratings without BMW or the EPA opening up, and we don’t expect that to happen any time soon. According to BMW, the 2012 328i auto can’t be re-tested until the 2013 model year per EPA regulations. Until then, BMW will advertise the EPA’s lower 23/33 mpg estimates for the automatic equipped 328i.
BMW has confirmed to we that the EPA has issued revised numbers for the eight-speed automatic equipped F30 328i, with highway fuel economy taking a 3-mile per gallon hit to 33 mpg and the city number dropping by a single digit to 23 mpg. BMW is investigating the discrepancy but says the 2012 figure will stay at 33. Spokesman Tom Plucinsky: “Unfortunately, there is no provision in the EPA rules for a re-test this year. Therefore regardless of the results of our investigation, the new rating will stand for this model year.”
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Price :
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Price. – This is the price of car BMW 328i Automatic EPA that we get: $ 34.900 – $ 47.600. If there is new information from the BMW 328i Automatic EPA again we will tell you, so keep follow our blog.
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Interior :
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Interior. – The larger car still looks svelte, however, and wears an evolved version of current 5-series styling. Its face is pulled tighter than before, with the headlights stretching to meet the trademark kidney grilles. The single lower intake has been split into two. Cars with the optional xenon headlights are equipped with LED eyebrows.
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Exterior :
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Exterior. – BMW has closed the book on an awkward design era helmed by American-born chief designer Chris Bangle. The outgoing 3 Series is arguably the one BMW car that escaped more than a glancing blow from the Bangle ugly stick. Regardless, I still think the 2012 sedan improves on it, though plenty of observers deemed it too plain. The way the headlight assemblies flow into the more three-dimensional grilles gives the car a broad look that belies a slight decrease in width compared with the 2011. The car is almost 4 inches longer. The light clusters themselves improve on other recent BMW redesigns: Rather than a translucent-white eyelash that looks like it was meant to be removed after shipping, each of the new car’s headlights has a more pleasing silver stripe with LED accents. The trim level determines the number and finish of the grille slats, with gloss black designating Sport, and chrome trim demarcating Luxury.
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Engine :
2012 BMW 328i Automatic EPA Engine. – Sure enough, when I drove an automatic 328i on the highway, even when climbing moderate inclines the tachometer needle hovered below 1,500 rpm. Brilliant. This explains the automatic’s EPA estimated 23/33 mpg city/highway, a healthy increase from 2011’s 18/28 mpg with either transmission. The six speed manual sedan has a 1 mpg advantage on the highway: 23/34 mpg. There’s another upside to the stick: a slightly faster zero to 60 mph time, according to BMW. It hits 60 in 5.7 seconds, and the automatic takes 5.9 seconds. It’s no longer a given that a manual is quicker, and while the BMW eight-speed shifts quickly, it’s not the type of dual-clutch transmission that always shifts faster than a human could. And because the manual has taller gears, you can hit 60 mph after just one gear change. Source: 23indo.blogspot.com, autoblog.com, blog.caranddriver.com.