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Well I was hoping for a little better fuel consumption than I ended up averaging this week. But I suppose I have to give this car some slack as it is winter and it does have all-wheel drive, which adds weight and increases fuel consumption. Over the week I averaged 9.1 L/100 km but a lot of that was highway driving.

I did sit and idle for about thirty minutes after a hockey game, waiting to get out of the parking lot. But after dropping to 9.1 L/100 km the onboard computer fluctuated higher at times so in the end that was averaged out of the equation anyways.

The big question here is if you should buy a 328i or a 335i, and although the 335i most definitely has more power, this new 2.0-litre plant is plenty powerful for all but the hard-core enthusiast and would not leave many people wanting for more.

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*Rating based on vehicle’s classification
MSRP as tested (including destination): $52,150

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James Bergeron is an Ottawa-based automotive journalist. He is also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).