Consumer Reports for better or worse has awarded the 3 Series a top pick in the sport sedan category. What this means is that BMW has created a great all around product that has ticked all the right boxes for Consumer Reports to give it the nod (a good thing), the bad is that Consumer Reports is what many look at to make buying choices- such as washing machines, refrigerators and other appliances. The cars they normally choose often stereotyped by enthusiasts as appliances as well; designed for mass appeal and reliability with sportiness and track worthiness as afterthoughts. Looks like BMW has hit the nail on the head with the 328i in terms of mass appeal, which has been our recommended model in the 3er lineup since its launch. The 328i does not relinquish all of its sportiness and is actually a good time on the track so Consumer Reports gets a thumbs up for picking the best sporty sedan in the class.

BMW 328i Sedan Continues to define the Sport Sedan segment.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – February 26, 2014 … The 2014 BMW 328i Sedan won Consumer Reports Top Picks 2014 Award for the Sport Sedan Category.

With its 240-horsepower BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-4 engine, featuring a 6 speed manual transmission or an 8 speed Steptronic transmission, the BMW 2014 328i delivers excellent performance and legendary BMW driving dynamics with class-leading value thanks to its excellent results in retained value and through the BMW Ultimate Service® No Cost maintenance program.

According to Consumer Reports; the BMW 3 Series has long set the standard for sports sedans. The current model delivers excellent handling and a high fun-to-drive factor. It’s also roomier, more luxurious, and more fuel-efficient than past models. The 328i’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is quick and thrifty, posting 28 mpg overall, which is best among gas-powered models in its class.

More details on Consumer Reports Top Picks 2014 Awards can be found here