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      08-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Coming from 335d, would I be happy?

So, I've got a 335d right now, and I absolutely love the car, but as I did buy it as a highway car, its getting up in the mileage (80k today, after 30 months and I bought it brand new).

Debating what to go to next, loved the fuel economy, wouldn't mind a bit more... and wouldn't mind the stock power that I had (so if a chip were out for the 320... i think I'd be okay)...

Just want some owners opinions...
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      08-11-2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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So, I've got a 335d right now, and I absolutely love the car, but as I did buy it as a highway car, its getting up in the mileage (80k today, after 30 months and I bought it brand new).

Debating what to go to next, loved the fuel economy, wouldn't mind a bit more... and wouldn't mind the stock power that I had (so if a chip were out for the 320... i think I'd be okay)...

Just want some owners opinions...
I know several with a 2011 335d that can have any new Series 3 they want. However, they have gone out of their way to find a used 335d with low mileage to have in reserve as they do not like power/mileage combinations of the other newer 3 Series. They have even looked into grey market cars from Europe to get a newer 335d with the bigger engine.
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      08-12-2013, 03:22 AM   #4
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So, I've got a 335d right now, and I absolutely love the car, but as I did buy it as a highway car, its getting up in the mileage (80k today, after 30 months and I bought it brand new).

Debating what to go to next, loved the fuel economy, wouldn't mind a bit more... and wouldn't mind the stock power that I had (so if a chip were out for the 320... i think I'd be okay)...

Just want some owners opinions...
335d to 320 will be a let down for you. Tough to beat the fuel eco of a diesel unless you consider the Activehybrid 3 series. Just a thought
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      08-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #5
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A diesel motor with 80K is just getting broken in. Are you having problems with car?
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      08-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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335d to 320 will be a let down for you. Tough to beat the fuel eco of a diesel unless you consider the Activehybrid 3 series. Just a thought
My AH3 mileage does not come close to the 335ds my friends have.
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      08-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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I think it is too large of a power come down from a 335D to a 320D. Even if you chip the 320, it will not quite be enough.

You could test drive it and see.
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      08-15-2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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I did consider going from 335d to 320d, if you want commute car with good fuel consumption go for vw tdi, otherwise 335i.
Test drive it tough, 320d may work for you.
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      08-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #9
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So, I've got a 335d right now, and I absolutely love the car, but as I did buy it as a highway car, its getting up in the mileage (80k today, after 30 months and I bought it brand new).

Debating what to go to next, loved the fuel economy, wouldn't mind a bit more... and wouldn't mind the stock power that I had (so if a chip were out for the 320... i think I'd be okay)...

Just want some owners opinions...

Another friend with a 335d like yours just told me he's throwing in the towel waiting for BMW to do the right thing.

Even though your current 2011 335d engine (and his - as well as others in Europe) will be available in the USA in the 2014 5 series, its a bigger car than he wants or needs.

"I just ordered a new Audi Q5 with the 3.0 diesel. 240 horse, 420 ft pounds torque and 8 speed auto. Drove one and very impressive. Q5 is smaller than a Toureg VW and very agile."
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      08-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #10
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So, I've got a 335d right now, and I absolutely love the car, but as I did buy it as a highway car, its getting up in the mileage (80k today, after 30 months and I bought it brand new).

Debating what to go to next, loved the fuel economy, wouldn't mind a bit more... and wouldn't mind the stock power that I had (so if a chip were out for the 320... i think I'd be okay)...

Just want some owners opinions...
Why donīt you just order the new F30 335d? The pricelist and configurator are already out (see www.bmw.de for example). The only difference is that itīs offered only as AWD. If you want a RWD, buy a F30 330d with Performance Power Kit and you get 286 hp and 600 Nm.
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Why donīt you just order the new F30 335d? The pricelist and configurator are already out (see www.bmw.de for example). The only difference is that itīs offered only as AWD. If you want a RWD, buy a F30 330d with Performance Power Kit and you get 286 hp and 600 Nm.
We don't get that car in the US.

The OP is going to be let down by a 328d. Trust.
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      08-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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We don't get that car in the US.

The OP is going to be let down by a 328d. Trust.
But the previous E9x generation with the 35d engine was offered in the States, no?
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But the previous E9x generation with the 35d engine was offered in the States, no?
Correct!
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Strange that the new generation wonīt be offered as well. But if you get down from the E9x 335d to F30 320(8)d, youīd be hardly satisfied. Iīv got E91 330xd (which is not that fast as E9x 335d) and tried the F30 320d and it was a huge difference.
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I have F31 320D and the dynamic is good enough (coming from Q7 3.0 TDI with power box 270 HP 600NM).

Now in Europe you can order 325d - 216HP (probably 328d called in US) - also 4 cilinder version, 6.8 sec 0-60 .

The real fuel consumption for mine is 5.6 litre/100km average.
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So, I've got a 335d right now, and I absolutely love the car, but as I did buy it as a highway car, its getting up in the mileage (80k today, after 30 months and I bought it brand new).

Debating what to go to next, loved the fuel economy, wouldn't mind a bit more... and wouldn't mind the stock power that I had (so if a chip were out for the 320... i think I'd be okay)...

Just want some owners opinions...
Depends on why you bought a 335d. If it's for the fuel economy, you'll LOVE the 320d. If it was for the humongous torque figures, you'll be disappointed.

Burger Motorsports told me the JBD would work out-of-the-box on a 320/8d. So it really is up to you, depends on why you originally bought a d.
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      10-06-2013, 05:32 AM   #17
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I'm looking seriously at a 328d, as well as a VW TDI. In terms of refinement, the 328d is light years ahead of the VW. The 8 speed auto is a nice pairing to the N47. The 6 speed dsg of the VW is nice, but not as refined and smooth.

I'm no longer seriously looking at the 328d, I bought it!!! It's a great ride. No, it's not the fastest 3 series around, but it is quick.

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      10-31-2013, 02:37 PM   #18
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We have a 335d that we're keeping & have a 328/320d on order. Been driving a 328d as a loaner the past week. It's got enough power. Cruises nice & holds the road good on the A-bahn too. Suggust you take one out for a weekend & see for yourself. Just doing a test drive isn't enough.
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      11-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #19
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I own a 335D and just picked up a 328D...wow!

Love the car... It feels so much more refined than my 2011. Handles better with the 4 cylinder tucked behind the front axle. Ride is excellent, MPG is amazing, and I don't even miss the power.
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The next C class will have the 4 cyl diesel engine with way more power than the 328d. Fuel economy seems to be better too.
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Get a 328d with a chip and it will be on point with the old 335d in the power department.
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