Originally Posted by Nick the Greek
I have an colleague with the F30 330d and rolling on from 60 to whatever speed you like there was little in it.
This is what I'd expect to be honest, not "left for dead" as eluded to before.
Just out of interest, these are figures out of the E90 brochure (the F30 brochure doesnt have these figures) and gives you an idea of the differences between these two:
E90 Manual 330d
55-75mph in 4th: 4.8
55-75mph in 5th: 6.1
E90 Manual 335i
55-75mph in 4th: 5.3
55-75mph in 5th: 6.3
So a 328i is going to be slower again, but as said, in the right gear the petrols make it up.