Congratulations on a wise choice. I am starting to open up my 328i after almost 1,000kms. The twin scroll turbo engine is so responsive. I tested flappy paddle manual mode recently and wow, it responds to gear changes instantly, reaching fast speeds incredibly quickly.
Sure, try to test drive the 328i but if you don't get a chance, no big deal. It will impress you - and then some, no end. Cheers.
328i M-Sport, Estoril Blue, Carbon XP 35 Tint, front heated seats, black Dakota, Sports Suspension, Anthracite Headliner, HUD, Pro Nav, Sunroof, hk 600w, Bi-Xenon, 19" 403M wheels, Reversing Camera, DAB+, Xenon, BT Ext Connect. JB4 on Map 2 with Catless DP produces awesome performance in Sport.