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      08-16-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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About to buy one... 328 or 335 GT?

Hi all... about to pull the trigger on a CPO GT after much consideration. I'm new to this vehicle and I guess word on the street is that people find this car to be an ugly duckling?? I personally like the styling and consider myself to have great taste .... am I missing something? I'd love to hear recommendations on the 328 vs the 335. Is there much of a difference in performance? What about gas mileage?

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The 335 is a bit quicker, but I don't find my 328 lacking. The 335 engine seems to be more durable, which is a consideration if you plan on keeping it past 60,000 miles.
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The 335 is a bit quicker, but I don't find my 328 lacking. The 335 engine seems to be more durable, which is a consideration if you plan on keeping it past 60,000 miles.
So 328 engines aren't as durable?! What are common issues with these engines? I'm planning on keeping one for 5+ years and def over 60k. Perhaps into 100k even.
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The most reported issue is timing chains breaking, although that seems limited to engines built prior to 2015.
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bknydon I actually just went through this exact dilemma when looking for my GT. I'm new to BMW, so can't even come close to the knowledge some others will give, but thought it worth chiming in since our situation sounded similar. It's a bit of a cop-out answer, but you have to test drive both and and mean really test drive. Not just a 5 min spine around the block. I live in Hoboken, so very similar to the driving you will probably be doing. The 328 in the city is just as "fast" as the 335. You'll get better gas mileage and you can find much better prices on a CPO since they seem to be everywhere compared to the 335. I personally went with the 335 full well knowing the 328 was great and cheaper purely because I've never owned anything but 4 cylinder cars and I wanted something different. The idea of owning an inline 6 before they were killed off pleased me, and I found the sound of the engine was better making an overall better driving experience. It's also fun to have all the power and be able to floor it from time to time when in a safe area. As far as gas mileage, I'm averaging around 21 mpg, but my driving is 95% city driving from stop light to stop light. My one long highway cruise I got 30 mpg. I don't use the start/stop function either. Honestly test drive both and consider priorities. Both are great, so there isn't really a wrong choice. I love mine so far.
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Thanks, everyone, for the input thus far. I think I have decided on an alpine white CPO 2015 335 with 26,000 miles. That being said, there is a black 2015 328 M Sport which I also really like...it sounds like I won't be going wrong regardless of which one I choose.
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An early production 2015 328 might have the suspect timing chain. Search the VIN to see the date of production. If it's after Jan 1 2015 it will have the revised chain and guide.
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      08-20-2017, 03:36 PM   #8
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I have both a BMW 328 GT M Sport and a BMW 335IX coupe. You will not go wrong with either. Personally I like the 328 GT M-Sport package because of the seats, gas mileage and steering wheel and front fascia. The interior of the M-Sport is nice. Both are fast enough so I think it depends on the final deal you get.
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