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      07-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #88
BruceOmega
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Drives: 2013 335i xDrive Sportline
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Originally Posted by SomeRandomer123 View Post
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.
Thanks for the feedback.

I've driven both of the new US F30s, 335i and 328i, but only on short courses with a lot of traffic.

I had a 2006 330Xi and replaced that with my 2008 535Xi because I got tired of having my teeth jarred loose on larger road irregularities. The 335i F30 I drove had the M Adaptive Suspension and its teeth jarring qualities were non existent even in full Sport mode.

Thanks
Bruce