Originally Posted by a burrito
The incredibly sad thing is is that i actually know what this guy is talking about when he says the new f30 feels rubbery and numb.. because that is exactly what it is, rubbery and numb. Not to knock on the f30 335's power and its straight line performance, which it does well, it just doesn't feel so connected to the road anymore like bmw's have been in the past. I agree with the reviewer, the C does feel more in tune with the road than the F30 3 series. As for the ATS, I still need to test drive it.
The steering is fine. Actually, I'll have to pull up an article in a magazine I just read which reviewed both steering setups (electric vs hydraulic) in a 5 series and evaluated them from a SCIENTIFIC standpoint. Anyone else read it? I think it was C&D...
Also, "in tune with the road", do you mean teeth chattering ride quality? I frankly cannot stand the ride quality of the C and the pig it is in the corners.