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      05-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #23
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I drove an F30 328 and it brought a smile to my face. Once I settled in I did notice the sounds of the 4 versus the smoothness of an I6 328. But no doubt the F30 328 is faster.

As mentioned before when you start to load up the 328 with options you are talking about a $4K difference with the 335.

So if you can control your urge to add options to the 328 it is an attractive car for $40K or so. Blows away a Mercedes C250.

I had an E92 335 and now an E93 328, but I will go with the 335 next time around.
Yeah I liked the feel of the F30 328i as well. I wouldn't consider any C-Class other than the C350 and C63 AMG (which is a big jump up in price).
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I drove the 328i Sport and thought it was rather nice. I am waiting for the M Sport version to come out. I am afraid to drive the 335i for fear that I will want the additional power. I am looking for a daily driver and good gas mileage is a plus.
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Yea, if you want to get a bunch of options then the 335 might be something to consider.

i got sport, with leather, sport auto and sound system and it came out just under 40k.

very please, feels very nimble, if i had to do it again tho i would probably test a 135, but i have no complaints. the 135 would probably be a little to fast for me

the f30 isn't crazy fast but i enjoy the feel and handling of it the most. very satisfied.
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I love the smoothness of my I6 N55 and there is no Turbo leg that I can notice. If xenons were a stand alone option I would have chosen the much less expensive 328i, but I could not get the car without xenons and that would have costed near $3000. Im very happy with my choice of the 335i and still haven't test driven the 328i, but it doesn't matter at this point. My daily driver 335i is perfect in its duties. Justin is right after all about the power. It doesn't have the jolt of the N54. You know that this could probably be related to the 8 speed transmission also making it appear less powerful in that the shifts are smoother all of the way through,
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Not to hijiack, but what made the 54 better than the 55?
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less lag more power imo
I owned both the N54 (2007MY) and N55 (2011MY) in E92 coupes and honestly could not tell the difference.
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I was going to get the 328, less expensive, better mpg... but then I test drove the 335, just to see...

Expensive test drive. Ended up ordering the 335i.

The power difference is notable, and the inline 6 feels smoother, especially at higher speeds.
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If your are looking to buy the 328i dont test drive the 335i
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I owned both the N54 (2007MY) and N55 (2011MY) in E92 coupes and honestly could not tell the difference.
stock... little to no difference.

tuned... about 80 whp which puts them into different categories.
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It's looking like it is going to be the F30 335i Sport Line in Alpine White w/ Black Interior.

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      05-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #31
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A4,328i, 335i, S4

To the poster who test drove to A4 in comparo to the 328i but then test drove the F30 335i and liked the power--test drive the S4.

A. It will round out your comparision A4 vs. 328/S4 vs 335i

B. you will find the S4 beats A4, 328i, and 335i on power.
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