Originally Posted by Rover
Here is where the earlier posters are coming from...in their $2k price difference between comparably a equipted 335 and 328. The 335 is $6k+ more than the 328. Now the 335 also comes std. with a moonroof, hid lights, wood interior, and security. If you don't value these (and I don't)...it is a $6k difference in price. Gas mileage between the two is about equal. If you value handling...you might chose the lighter...better balanced 328...as proven at Laguna Seca. If you want more straight line power...and the std options...the 335 may be your choice.
Gas mileage is only rated the same when comparing N55 8spd bs N20 6mt.
I had a fairly accurate test on the same loop, same time of day, nearly identical weather, N55 8spd did 35.5mpg and N20 6mt did 39.9mpg. Fact is, a gap is created when comparing N55 6mt vs N20 6mt, if one is an 8spd auto-the gap shrinks.
For some, a manual is a deal breaker.