Originally Posted by RichardM
Looks great! How are you finding the 320i engine? Do you miss the turbo diesel torque?
I do find a lack the low end torque compared to a diesel engine but you have extra revs on the 320i to play with and it just climbs and climbs up to 7k! Its just a different style of driving and I personally don't miss the diesel clatter noise one bit.
I find the 320i engine pretty balanced between power/economy and it's very refined. I was thinking of pushing my budget to stretch for the 328i but my brain (and wife) told me not to. As fun as the 328i may be, I guess after the honeymoon period, I will probably cherish running costs more than a few quick blasts down some A and B roads! And it's not like the 320i is a sluggish car.
I drove the car down the M6 to a wedding yesterday and managed 45.2mpg which I was pretty impressed with especially the engine's not even been broken in yet!