Driven: BMW 328i Coupe Page 2

February 20, 2009

Had I more time in the firm, comfortable beige driver's seat, I am sure dozens more clever engineering surprises would have made themselves known.

2009 BMW 328i Coupe

2009 BMW 328i Coupe

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Some roll their eyes at BMWs consistent domination in comparison tests. Others balk at high MSRPs and pricey options like wheel/tire packages that can add thousands to the bottom line. Our 328i Coupe rang in at $40,025, a price that included a $400 USB port, $550 Barbera Red Metallic paint, and $1,450 for a sport package that includes 18" wheels, run-flat tires, sport seats, and "shadowline" trim. Base MSRP for the 328i Coupe is $36,500.

There are plenty of people who view a BMW purchase as representing little more than an ostentatious, self-congratulatory way to roll. And while there are likely plenty of buyers who fit handily into that category, it's the driving enthusiasts, mechanical engineers, and gearheads who will most appreciate that BMWs like our 328i Coupe are worth every penny paid.

2009 BMW 328i

2009 BMW 328i

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