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Overview: The gold standard of sports sedans, the BMW 3-series has appeared on our 10 Best list 23 years in a row, including for 2014. 2014bmw320i Now in its sixth generation, it is renowned for an unmatched combination of smooth powertrains, brilliant handling, and comfortable yet driver-focused interiors. However, the new F30’s base turbo four, abrupt stop-start, and electric power steering are causing some discord among the loyalists.

Almost always silky engine, balanced chassis, no-nonsense interior layout.

Stop-start rumble highlights the turbo four’s balance issues and is even more noticeable with the auto, steering could use some tactility, costs nearly 50 grand.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE AS TESTED: $48,195 (base price: $35,795)

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct [...]

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