Horsepower is up to 215, 31 more than in the previous model, and torque has been kicked up by 10 to 185 pound-feet, largely because of a half-liter displacement increase to 3.0 (now the same as the 330i).
What a pleasure that finally BMW have created a hard top cabriolet for the 3 series, no more ripped roofs & the road noise of the old model when the top was up has totally gone.
The 325 has shorter gearing than both the 330i and the previous 325i, but sixth gear is taller than the previous fifth gear.
The added power and more aggressive gearing give straight-line performance a swift kick to 6.1 seconds from 0 to 60 mph and 14.7 seconds at 94 mph through the quarter-mile. This 325i blows away the last-generation car and is also quicker than the previous 330i model.
The universally praised 3-series ride-and-handling balance is still intact. That’s a relief, considering BMW had to work around the stiffness of the run-flat tires. However, this latest setup feels a little stiffer than the outgoing model’s, and when successive road irregularities of a large variety are encountered, the ride can get harsh.
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 7.6s
Top Speed 245 Km/h