BMW 325iX Sports Wagon Review | The Truth About Cars

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BMW 325iX Sports Wagon

Call me an oxymoron, but I don’t get the sports wagon thing. wagon, sure. Hey kids! Daddy wipe the smile off smug bastard in the baby But sports wagon clearly high-speed cornering. Centrifugal has this nasty habit of juice boxes, sending into black holes and protective mothers scream homicidal fury. I’d to say BMW’s 325xI Sports (SW) is an ideal high load lugger for lifestylers who share my domestic concerns, but I because it isn’t.

The 325xI Wagon’s basic proportions promising enough for wagon-loving carvers– should enough of exist to establish a consensus. it’s a fair distance the front and rear wheels, the overhangs could double as ledges, and the car itself is athletically Or not. It’s hard to Thanks to BMW’s kooky their 3 Series five-door’s size depends entirely on the distance, the angle chosen and the of time spent staring at the Taken as a whole, the flat-nosed SW road rocket like a pizza says dessert.

Any doubts about the SW’s dimensions disappear when you sit in the row. To compensate for the rakish the rear chairs are angled Even so, there’s just head and leg room to accommodate adults, but not enough to relieve the feeling that Mom’s wagon got shrunk in the wash. The helmspot doesn’t threaten to your human rights, but you might want a word the international taste police. Our car served-up a queasy farrago of red black plastic, polished and burled wood– with a bit of rubber running across the for good measure. (More restrained combinations are available, and

In fact, the 325xI Sports looks like it was designed at I mean that in a good Darkness transforms the SW from overwrought domestic appliance to mysterious uber-babe. Mr. Bangle’s odd lines shed their aggression. Pools of blue cascade from the door The cabin’s jarring angularity in BMW’s trademark interior Suddenly, you’re back in an Old Bimmer, where minimalism and impart a profound sense of mastery. If only the good weren’t so vampiric…

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And so we come to the nub of the matter: driving. By all the SW should be a terrific steer. The sedan is a world-class masochist: it for a proper thrashing and generously any Dom driver who obliges. But the SW comes with more than expectations. Thirty-five large you 430 pounds of four-wheel-drivery, whether you it or not. Mountain men and gully will be well pleased the extra traction, but anyone should give this serious thought

There’s no BMW’s answer to Audi’s is a clever piece of kit– system taps into the Stability Control computer to power from front to (via a multi-disc clutch) side to side (via braking) as and when a wheel or set of loses grip. It’s obvious that Bimmer’s gubbins is a genuine passion The first indication that all is not driving comes through the The SW’s steering is positively It’s the heaviest helm felt since supercars sweat boxes. While still plenty of road filtering through the controls, do you have to work for it.

The SW’s throttle is another throwback to the bad old days. More the wagon’s DOA go-pedal harkens to the W124 Mercedes E-Class. right foot can tap along to the tunes blasting from the Premium Sound System without the slightest effect on progress. Thankfully, the 325iX Wagon holsters BMW’s sweet-spinning six, complete Valvetronic and Double-Vanos power technology. So when you finally to roust the SW’s powerplant its default torpor, she’ll and go with admirable alacrity. In words, it ain’t slow.

The handling ain’t half bad Although the suspension crash wallops over serious the little load lugger on through the bends with poise and safe-as-houses understeer. If the front seats were a bit supportive, and Bimmer’s chassismeisters had just a bit more body the SW might even have to its marketing promise. As it is, the 325xI Wagon is a pricey hatchback for schleppers happy to sacrifice pleasure for all-weather security. they say: if you don’t get it, not for you.

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