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      01-10-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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What Car? has released its Car of the Year 2014 awards and two BMWs have been named winners - the 435i Coupe and the BMW i3.

The BMW 435i topped the Seat Leon SC and Audi TT What Car?'s Coupes category.


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      01-10-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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That 0-60 time.....was the tester 450 lbs. with bags of rock salt in the "boot"?
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More info on dump truck of the year please!
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Not much competition. A Seat and an Audi.....

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I read the title as if Jason was bragging about it.

"BMW 435i named what car?

...coupe of the year! OHHHHH!"
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I don't think these cars were competing against one another, they are the best coupes in their class of different price points.
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That 0-60 time.....was the tester 450 lbs. with bags of rock salt in the "boot"?
Seriously...

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      01-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #8
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Hmmmmmmm.

Miles per hour must be smaller in the states. UK independent tests gives the 435i circa 5.4 seconds to sixty. Certainly nowhere near the 4 second bracket.

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its always cold and damp in the UK
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Awesome!

The M Sport 435i really looks incredible (and menacing) when clad in M Performance parts. I imagine that a fully decked-out 435i xDrive launches like an absolute monster.
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I read the title as if Jason was bragging about it.

"BMW 435i named what car?

...coupe of the year! OHHHHH!"
Lol. I thought the same thing.
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Awesome!

I imagine that a fully decked-out 435i xDrive launches like an absolute monster.
The "claimed" stated BMW time of 4.7 seconds is the xdrive with launch control.
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I read the title as if Jason was bragging about it.

"BMW 435i named what car?

...coupe of the year! OHHHHH!"
thought this as well
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This is the same publication that awarded the Rover 75 a car of the year award.
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More info on dump truck of the year please!
lol, I second!
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I read the title as if Jason was bragging about it.

"BMW 435i named what car?

...coupe of the year! OHHHHH!"
+1

And I gotta say...I have a 435 Msport...I LOVE IT

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Seriously but 60k for this car. I just don't get it. Buy a used 335 (with n54). Much better performance and value. I test drive the new 435i and was not overly impressed. Just my 2 cents.
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I read the title as if Jason was bragging about it.

"BMW 435i named what car?

...coupe of the year! OHHHHH!"
I thought the same thing. The 4 series is awesome after seeing it and driving it I can say it earned "4" nomenclature
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Seriously but 60k for this car. I just don't get it. Buy a used 335 (with n54). Much better performance and value. I test drive the new 435i and was not overly impressed. Just my 2 cents.
If we are talking about stock, show me a single metric where the N54 E92 was faster?
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If we are talking about stock, show me a single metric where the N54 E92 was faster?
This article linked below addresses it to some degree on the e92 platform.

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...5is_dyno_test/

I drove the n54 for 3 years and the n55 for 4 and the N55 definitely felt slower but with less turbo lag and it more than made up for it in being trouble free. I only went in for oil changes in my whole 4 years where as the N54 was at the dealer atleast once every 2 months.
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Seriously but 60k for this car. I just don't get it. Buy a used 335 (with n54). Much better performance and value. I test drive the new 435i and was not overly impressed. Just my 2 cents.
Sure there's potential based on the N54 alone but stock, it's not better. Also consider that not many people want to deal with the issues that plagued early E90/E92's with the N54 engine - don't really care if BMW is going to replace it under warranty, it's still time and hassle just for something that is older and could be potentially better.
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