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      02-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #67
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Justin... Are those the 18's?

You made my day. I have a MG 335i on order, and was worried about the colour.. Super happy with the choice now!
yea, 18's
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Fantastic review! Now we can have a big party! 328i got great reviews but 335i was set in the backburner by the media - until now. I could care less about 4.7s claim...what I care about is that it is going to be fun to drive and ohhhhhh that engine noise!

I am picking up mine in a few days and going to write a short review

Justinuum1 - are you happy with the mineral grey choice? I have picked the same color for my 335i.
mineral grey is tits, here are some new pics i took today(iphone 4s had a great camera) washed her on saturday

Last pic is from inside a docs office looking out at the front end and i realized for the first time how truly sexy that front end is


That car and colour combo are beautiful. I have to be honest though.. That license plate assembly...disgusting! :'(

Sry dude
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      02-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #69
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That car and colour combo are beautiful. I have to be honest though.. That license plate assembly...disgusting! :'(

Sry dude
It's all good. I dont mind it, plus i got limited production model

Looking forward to putting a mini euro plate on it
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      02-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #70
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It's all good. I dont mind it, plus i got limited production model
In any case, it's a great looking car!
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When is the new engine coming out? Or will they just tune the n55 to 320-330?
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      02-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #72
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Wait a minute, he launched the car from 2000rpm? The car doesn't have a launch mode... that's not good for it is it?
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When is the new engine coming out? Or will they just tune the n55 to 320-330?
Didn't think there would be one...unless they are going ahead with the gay rebadging of the 335 to the M4 and 4 series. Then the extra $$ calls for more power, but that's stupid in any case...

Everyone knows these cars make tons of power simply by upping boost. Shame on BMW I they go that route...
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Wait a minute, he launched the car from 2000rpm? The car doesn't have a launch mode... that's not good for it is it?
Only once or twice for testing purposes probably wont hurt.
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      02-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #75
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Hmm. I still like my N54 though.

Finally somebody pointed out!
The N54 was stressed out over and over again for the last 5 years on dozen of tests, magazines, TV shows and they all agreed the 0-60 was on the high 4' (4.7, 4.8)

So... what's the big deal of this news?
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Only once or twice for testing purposes probably wont hurt.
So then the car doesn't really go 0-60 in 4.7... he simply manipulated it, in a manner which cannot be consistently recreated, to do so.

I just don't get it. I was hoping this would be the video to settle but alas, no. These car companies are either using roll outs or some strange launch control instead of just giving the consumer actual 0-60 times. Its as if they're trying to get the most controversial number, not the most accurate.
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      02-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #78
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So then the car doesn't really go 0-60 in 4.7... he simply manipulated it, in a manner which cannot be consistently recreated, to do so.

I just don't get it. I was hoping this would be the video to settle but alas, no. These car companies are either using roll outs or some strange launch control instead of just giving the consumer actual 0-60 times. Its as if they're trying to get the most controversial number, not the most accurate.
Yea, from a dead stop if you just mashed the throttle it would probably be 5.0-5.2 my guess. Buts its all relative. Its actually the mags using these techniques. BMW rates there cars fairly conservatively(335 is 5.4s).
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Now why did you go ahead and have to post that video… I had convinced myself that my E90 335 was just perfect, and I really didn't need an F 30 anytime soon.
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Nice. Just confirms C&D Mag's numbers were off for some reason.

I just never bought the idea that BMW would come out with a new model with lower 0-60 times than the previous version.
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Now why did you go ahead and have to post that video… I had convinced myself that my E90 335 was just perfect, and I really didn't need an F 30 anytime soon.
I've been shopping used E92 335i's. The F30 put that on hold. Check the car out in person, the mags, videos,F30post does it no justice. The old saying...the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts have never been more true.
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My tuned stage 3 N54 is smoother and feels way better than it ever felt new the day I picked up. In fact is so insanely powerful am not itching for anymore. That proves BMW can just keep upping the boost a little bit at a time and rebadging 340? 345? and charge more and more. I am now looking forward to seeing what they put out for the next M3\M4.
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The other guy explained it well...that 4.7 is not from a dead stop, most car mags the car slightly rolling to get those #s. from 0 the car probably takes 5.0-5.1s
Did you not watch the video? He launched it from a dead stop.
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So then the car doesn't really go 0-60 in 4.7... he simply manipulated it, in a manner which cannot be consistently recreated, to do so.

I just don't get it. I was hoping this would be the video to settle but alas, no. These car companies are either using roll outs or some strange launch control instead of just giving the consumer actual 0-60 times. Its as if they're trying to get the most controversial number, not the most accurate.
No worries, I used the 'launchtechnique' as shown in the video more than several times with my former F10 535i 8AT, just keep the wheelspin not too high (depending on surface) and let go off the brakes. Poing.

Some people are looking for arguments to unjustify the 4.7 accelleration time it seems. FIY German carmag Auto Motor und Sport did 0-100kmh(62mph) in 5.1 seconds(335i A sportline)

If a E90/92 could do that, why not an F30? I know both the N54 and N55 by experience.

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Did you not watch the video? He launched it from a dead stop.
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So then the car doesn't really go 0-60 in 4.7... he simply manipulated it, in a manner which cannot be consistently recreated, to do so.

I just don't get it. I was hoping this would be the video to settle but alas, no. These car companies are either using roll outs or some strange launch control instead of just giving the consumer actual 0-60 times. Its as if they're trying to get the most controversial number, not the most accurate.
BS - Revving the engine to 2000 rpm with brake pressed hard doesn't do jackshit to the car. Let us all get a lesson on how the damn torque converter works. Google would help
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4.7s?! wtf, I thought it was supposed to be 5.4s or something... I think I might just get the 335i now and not wait for a new motor
I've not read the whole thread so this has probably been answered 100 times already but Car & Driver posted 4.7 sec time for the N54 135i, think the 335i coupe was 0.2 secs slower (new model therefore at most 0.2 secs faster than the old). Always underrated by BMW. Most likely a 0.8 sec difference between the new 335i and 328i, not that great but it does matter to some
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