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      07-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by BruceOmega View Post
SomeRandomer123,

I notice you used to own an E60. Can you comment on how your new 328i compares to the E60 in terms of handling, and also in terms of ride quality?

I own an E60 and am considering replacing that with an F30.

Thanks
Bruce
I did! Yes, a 520d SE 6MT in 2006, so it was the pre-LCI model.
The F30 is in a completely different league! The E60 was a hard ride, although the E90 firmer still. However, the hard ride did allow for relatively sharp handling for such a mammoth, but the E90 made it felt like a barge!

I have to say, the F30 does much the same. It's a brilliant blend of comfort and sportiness on the standard suspension setup. Like the E90 did, it just feels more rigid, more solid and more capable which is a form of solace in its own right.

So honestly, the F30 out drives, out rides and outperforms the E60 in every area and I'm sure you'll agree if you get a go in one!

It's also much more refined and quieter than the E60.
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Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
My 328i initial thoughts + media!http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712673