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      02-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #23
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My old e46 330i had the sport package but non-staggered wheels, and the handling was awesome--really neutral. Fat rear tires might look cool, but they add understeer and limit tire rotation options (especially with directional tires). My 335i has the staggered tires, and even with the traction/stability control completely off it's almost impossible to get the car to rotate in the dry--I would rather have all four tires be the same.
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Great review, thanks!

Jason, could you elaborate on the ride quality on bad roads (compared to E90 you've had). If you had to rate them, and E90 being let's say 3/10 on ride quality on run flats on bad roads, would F30 be around 6-7/10 judging by your review? Or even better?

Also, in which color did you think it looks best? Is Silver still nice for example, and is it close to monochrome TiAg or it has some shade to it? How did the dark color car look like - did it looks smaller and its lines were all hidden make it it look worse? just curious.
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Great review and vids, I've been addicted to bimmerpost all week ( more so than usual)... I can't wait to drive the new 328i, it seems to be the shining star of the range. I'll have mine in M-Sport, alpine white on black with adaptive suspension.
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C&d 335i test

Just saw that car and driver posted their 335i 6mt first drive online. They said they could only get 5.3s 0-60 time, which is slower than e90. Thoughts?
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Jason do you know if the the cars that you have tested had lighting package? I saw this image and noticed that the 3 series have the same interior lighting in the doors as the f10 5 series which is awsome .
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Someone will order this car with a manual transmission, but they really have to be shift for yourself die hard types who don't care about the hit on residual value.
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Not only do they have the lights under the windows...i think you can change the colors
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Not only do they have the lights under the windows...i think you can change the colors
Do you know if the lights are bright or soft? With m-sport i think you can choose white or red lights in instrument lighting, maybe it's the same in the doors.
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Not only do they have the lights under the windows...i think you can change the colors
Do we know if the lights under the window standard or an optional extra ?
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Do we know if the lights under the window standard or an optional extra ?
standard pretty sure
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Confirmed. If you search for "lighting" in the document link below, it shows that Ambiance lighting is standard on both 328i and 335i.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...Specs/DOT.aspx

BTW first time poster here. Can't wait to test drive the F30 soon, possibly to become my first BMW.
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Very nice detailed writeup. Always liked seeing videos matched with words which are hard to really vizualize sometimes by themselves. Those laps by the BMW drivers were insane!
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Just saw that car and driver posted their 335i 6mt first drive online. They said they could only get 5.3s 0-60 time, which is slower than e90. Thoughts?
Why would you expect a faster time? It is the same engine as the e90 had going out and both cars weigh within 70 pounds of each other.

They also probably tested an n54 engine-which was way underrated and have no doubt the n55 will never be that underrated again
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Thanks Jason, great review!
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I think BMW should really step up and bring a twin-turbo engine back...it's shameful how it's like 0.5 seconds slower to 62mph than the e90 335i. I'm sure the 335i vs S4 reviews will not give the 335i the winning trophy anymore. I won't buy a BMW with the N55 engine.

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I think BMW should really step up and bring a twin-turbo engine back...it's shameful how it's like 0.5 seconds slower to 62mph than the e90 335i. I'm sure the 335i vs S4 reviews will not give the 335i the winning trophy anymore. I won't buy a BMW with the N55 engine.
Me neither, considering its probable 30-40 horses less than the N54 stock. n54 was epic.
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Just saw that car and driver posted their 335i 6mt first drive online. They said they could only get 5.3s 0-60 time, which is slower than e90. Thoughts?
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Me neither, considering its probable 30-40 horses less than the N54 stock. n54 was epic.
ATX78703, there's your answer.

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Great review, thanks. Owning the n54 for 6 months after a 4 cyl turbo I certainly appreciate the increase in power, but what with fuel prices on the up, I might revert in 3 yrs plus. Hoping for 300 HP and 35mpg + from the next 328i, then it's a done deal
I feel a quick tune will fix that even in the present
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