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      01-14-2013, 06:47 AM   #1
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Just had a message left on my mobile from my local BMW dealer that there are to be 8 new models to be released in March this year. Including the model that I have been waiting for the F31 330d Xdrive M Sport . I shall pop down to the dealership this afternoon to collect the particulars on paper. Christmas come early or is it late???
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      01-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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Very interesting........wonder if we will see the long awaited 335d or 340d....
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      01-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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I made a mistake it was 7 new 3 Series models not 8. Just got back from the dealer he told me that the production date for the 330d xdrive will be week 10. I think that he mentioned 325 and 335 models but I think that they were petrol models not diesel.
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      01-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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Manual 330d? By any chance
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      01-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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Manual 330d? By any chance
The 330d is not offered in manual only sports auto
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      01-14-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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The 330d is not offered in manual only sports auto
Hi was aware of this just was hopping they may change this decision
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      01-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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Hi was aware of this just was hopping they may change this decision
I think the 30d now develops too much torque for the MT to handle. 560NM isn't it on this current variant? I believe the 6MT limit is 560NM.

My 330d was an E90 LCI at 245hp and 520NM so I could get the 6MT.
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New models should be 335i touring, 325d saloon+touring, 320d ED touring, 316i touring, 330d x touring & on other x-drive.
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      01-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #9
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325d....yes please!

Mine will be a company car and I can either get a fully spec'd 320d M-Sport or a std 330d M-Sport...something inbetween would be (almost) perfect!

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      01-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #10
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Would be very interested to see how a 325d would compare to the current 328i. One would think they'd be quite close, unless BMW jiggle it a little to keep their numbers hierarchy
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      01-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
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325d: 218bhp, 0-62mph in 6.9 secs
335i: 306bhp, 0-62mph in 5.2 secs (sweet!)

Anyone got any info on pricing?
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      01-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #12
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Would be very interested to see how a 325d would compare to the current 328i. One would think they'd be quite close, unless BMW jiggle it a little to keep their numbers hierarchy
Mid-range acceleration quite close, but standing-start & top-end the 28i still have the edge.
It's a good fill between the 20d & 30d.
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I think the 30d now develops too much torque for the MT to handle. 560NM isn't it on this current variant? I believe the 6MT limit is 560NM.

My 330d was an E90 LCI at 245hp and 520NM so I could get the 6MT.
I dont think thats the case as the 550i has even more torque and is available with a manual box in other markets.
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      01-15-2013, 01:48 PM   #14
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I dont think thats the case as the 550i has even more torque and is available with a manual box in other markets.
Hm, interesting.
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325d: 218bhp, 0-62mph in 6.9 secs
335i: 306bhp, 0-62mph in 5.2 secs (sweet!)

Anyone got any info on pricing?
325d M Sport OTR£34630
335i M Sport OTR£39170
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      01-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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325d is only a 4pot now though
(so not a patch on the 330d for refinement).

i would take the 328i as same price....
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      01-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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I think the 30d now develops too much torque for the MT to handle. 560NM isn't it on this current variant? I believe the 6MT limit is 560NM.

My 330d was an E90 LCI at 245hp and 520NM so I could get the 6MT.
New m5 has manual box for American market not checked the NM on it yes that was what bmw said re NM but if they get demand they may
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      01-17-2013, 02:32 AM   #18
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https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__2224

Press release for new models
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      01-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #19
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Still no 335d/340d boo hoo.

That 330d xdrive seems quick at 0-62 in 5.3. Do we assume that its just quicker off the mark but probably no different in the mid-range? There are no bhp/torque increases I dont think.
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      01-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #20
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Could be a bit slower in mid range due to extra weight but very marginal. Ought to be a bit swifter in real life though due to increased grip out of corners etc.

At £1500 extra approx, a lot if not all of which will be returned at resale, it seems a no-brainer.
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      01-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #21
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Oh why oh why oh why no M135i xDrive for UK? And no 335i/335d xDrive touring?

Half ass job by BMW.
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      01-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #22
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325d sounds interesting to me even if it is a 4 pot. However BMW website doesn't let me configure it as an auto, is that right? Manual only?

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