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      06-30-2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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Had a look at a F30

Went down to my local showroom yesterday with the wife to have a nosey at a F30 as I've not seen one close up yet.
I must say I was very impressed with the dash and the quality of the interior. I've read a few posts on e90post that have criticized the quality and say its not up to the E90 but I would not agree at all and the F30 is definitely a step in the right direction.
In fact getting back into our E90, the wife commented how our dash looked a bit dated in comparison, I then pointed out it is a 7 year old design now.

One thing a forgot to check - what brand of tyres they are fitting to the F30. Are they still fitting crap Bridgestone run flats? With the E90 they certainly fitted Bridgestone's to 18's but did fit other makes to different size rims. Could Someone with a F30 verify this and also the size of the rim? Particularly interested as to what they are fitting to 18's.

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      06-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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The 328i I tried was running on 18" Goodyear EfficientGrip RunOnFlat. To be totally frank about it, was the best RFT shod BMW I'd ever driven.

My exact comments were... as posted at the time.

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As I got going on the A9 on the way up to the M90, it all felt so good I almost failed to give the driving feel any attention, as it felt so natural. The suspension on the optional 18Ē efficiency RFTs was in a different league to any RFT car Iíve ever driven. None of the niggles of the F10/11 cars I tried just after their launch. On a sideways tangent, I swapped my 330dís winter tyres just yesterday, so had my summer set on for comparison, had just driven 90 miles in temperatures from -2C to +9C, so a good spread of feel and had got used to the ride quality again, after driving 275 miles on the winter tyres over the weekend, on some pretty poor roads. So back to the F30, the ride was quite supple, temperature was climbing, now over 12C, I ran a few cats-eyes to see how we compared to my car, the RFTs were thumping them out with less drama than my car. Top marks for a good start.
BTW, I'm running 17" non RFTs, both summer and winter on my E91 330d. I had Bridgestione Potenza RFTs when I bought my car new, so well know how a Bridgestone "doesn't work" on UK roads.

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      06-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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The F30 Sport I saw in a showroom last week had Pirelli Cinturato tyres, I think.
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      06-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #4
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The F30 Sport I saw in a showroom last week had Pirelli Cinturato tyres, I think.
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      06-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
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Cheers guys, that sounds good news they are be moving away from the not so great Bridgestone run flats.
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      07-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Is there an option to not spec runflats?
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Is there an option to not spec runflats?
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