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      02-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Robin Hood View Post
They tell it like it is. Fair enough. On the other hand: When I traded in my rather 'lightweight' N52 330i for the N54 335i there wasn't that much of a difference in the weight upfront. And the V8 in my former M3 didn't feel as totally understeered as well. OK that's an ///M, I know.

The 1M of a Advevo definitely felt more crisp and agile than the E90 M3. And that's a N54. Concluding: The N55 in the 335i won't be an understeered pig either, which my current 535i F10 actually is....
Go to a dealer and drive the N20 equipped 328i, it's a much bigger difference than N52>N54 because both of those were straight sixes. The four cylinder is not only lighter, it's shorter which means it is placed further back behind the front axle. I was at my dealer yesterday testing the 328i and was shocked at how good it is.