The Taming of the Turbo

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BMW 3 Series Sedan
Starting MSRP: 320i $34,900
Boost fiends unite — the floodgates have swung wide open at BMW. After making bank on naturally-aspirated inline 6-cylinder engines for decades, the Bavarian automaker added a turbo in the 335i, then two with the 335is in 2011. Today the whole model range is pressurized. The 3 Series, available in sedan, wagon, or Gran Turismo (which is a crossover-style car with a liftgate/hatch), is anchored by the 320i. It sports a 180-horsepower 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo four cylinder. Next up the chart is the 330i and its 248-horsepower version of the 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder unit. The line is topped by the 340i —it replaces the 335i, goes for $48,950, and features a 320-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six.

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