Originally Posted by shabadoo25
I'm coming from an E90 335i, so I don't get the "no steering feel" comments.
I did tell my CA after driving the "no line" 328i at the Olympic Event that it didn't feel like BMW steering. He said ordering the Sport Line would correct that.
I believe he was right. My new SL 328i doesn't feel any different than my previous BMW, other than I can tell it's a lighter car and a 4-banger.
I too don't get all these negative comments on the steering.
Yeah, the effort is a bit lighter, but over all the steering is great, very BMW like. You really have to have it in "sport" mode to get the better heft/effort.
And let's not forget that tires make a difference in steering effort and feel. Considering how many different tires are being offered by BMW on this 3, that could be making the difference in all these reviews.
BTW, the F30 328i is heavier than the E90 328i.
You may feel a "lightness", but that is likely due to a more rigid chassis, less flex, and moves lighter overall in handling.