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      01-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
N54 or N55?
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Drives: 99 Impreza 2.5RS
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Location: Calgary, AB

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Looking to get into a 335Xi: E92 or F30

Hello all;

As the title states i am looking to get into a 335i with X-drive, just having trouble deciding if its worth getting the newer F30 model. I am pretty much set on a 335 over cars like the S4 or STi (even though been a Subaru driver for 7+ years). Anything with the M-sport package will be standard and won't settle for anything less than that, but in terms of the engine, drive train and suspension are there that many improvements to the F30? Not only in performance but reliability as well.

Biggest thing I've read is that the F30 chassis is 30% stiffer than its predecessor, which could be nice as I am more about the handling than power. Mods could come into play but not right off the bat, nothing much more than an accessport as i still like to keep this a DD and have my GC for the track/auto-x.

Another big factor is price, F30 models can cost $20K more than a 2011 model in Alberta right now and just need to know if they are really worth it.

Any input would be greatly appreciated;