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      02-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #45
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Yes, it's "more fun in a manual".

While everyone can drive an automatic, i would like to "stick" to my manual.

it's somehow more rewarding, and thus, i want to put off driving an automatic for as long as i can, delay that until i see no more pleasure out of that manual...
No argument at all with your points. A manual is and always will be fun, but I think the performance difference we used to see is pretty much gone.
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      02-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #46
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Are my ears deceiving me? I think the new 335 sounds so much better than the old one. More angry, raspy, muscular even.
I had 2007 335i coupe and a 2011 335i coupe, and test drove the F30 335i. The 2012 F30 335i definitely has a more "raspy" up front exhaust note. That off throttle crackle you hear in the F30 was not there in the E90/E92.
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      02-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #47
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I have to concede, and i am here openly admitting that the new F30 automatic transmission is very very good... i would be proud to have that 8AT ! I have no doubt about all the qualities and benefits of it over the standard transmission.

but since i can still use my left leg, why stop
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      02-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #48
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Are my ears deceiving me? I think the new 335 sounds so much better than the old one. More angry, raspy, muscular even.
It definitely sounds better than my old N54 135 if not quite as loud.
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      02-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #49
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Fantastic review! Now we can have a big party! 328i got great reviews but 335i was set in the backburner by the media - until now. I could care less about 4.7s claim...what I care about is that it is going to be fun to drive and ohhhhhh that engine noise!

I am picking up mine in a few days and going to write a short review

Justinuum1 - are you happy with the mineral grey choice? I have picked the same color for my 335i.
mineral grey is tits, here are some new pics i took today(iphone 4s had a great camera) washed her on saturday

Last pic is from inside a docs office looking out at the front end and i realized for the first time how truly sexy that front end is


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mineral grey is tits, here are some new pics i took today(iphone 4s had a great camera) washed her on saturday

Last pic is from inside a docs office looking out at the front end and i realized for the first time how truly sexy that front end is
HELLO NURSE

I am here because i am sick... i am ill for BMWs...

Great car Justin!
First shot is the winning shot!
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That's good news to hear! Still don't know if I want one. Can't wait for the coupe
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      02-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #52
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That's good news to hear! Still don't know if I want one. Can't wait for the coupe
No doubt that the Coupe will be better, especially with that wishful power bump??!

But i for one, just could NOT wait for either one of the F30/F31/F32, whichever comes first...

Had to pull the trigger on the F30.
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      02-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #53
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Guys, BMW always publishes the "humble" number. By the way, the N54 was tested by InsideLine and 0-60 in 4.8 sec with rollout.
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      02-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #54
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Guys, BMW always publishes the "humble" number. By the way, the N54 was tested by InsideLine and 0-60 in 4.8 sec with rollout.
N54 is slightly more powerful than the N55 tho, especially the really early ones like 2007 N54 was probably 340horses,

N55 should consistenly get 5.0 tho, maybe even 4.8-4.9 if you get those 19"
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335i remains the best non-M Bimmer by far.
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Welcome back SJID!!! Haven't heard from you in a while around here...

Please Be sure to keep the communication open while you are in Germany enjoying your car!!

You will be practically the first one with an F30 ED! i can't wait for mine too... 1.5months behind ya!

Mine is on 2nd March Friday. Pretty much identical to SJID's 335i.
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mineral grey is tits, here are some new pics i took today(iphone 4s had a great camera) washed her on saturday

Last pic is from inside a docs office looking out at the front end and i realized for the first time how truly sexy that front end is
Grey look way better than red... don't know why they pick red as a launch color. The front end of the F30 always remind me the Z4 which looked the best among all BMWs...
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HELLO NURSE

I am here because i am sick... i am ill for BMWs...

Great car Justin!
First shot is the winning shot!
Justin, you just blew my mind away. I was worried that I got Mineral Grey without actually looking at it in person, but holysmokes - MG in ZSL looks BAD. BAD as in monumentally good.

Aight party starts now:


* pops open a beer *

Can you tell us about how the non-xenons headlamps perform? What is the color temperature like? May me take some pics at night - that would be very helpful. I got xenons since it came standard with the 335i but I am wondering if its a waste of money for 328i for $900.
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      02-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #59
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BMW has always underrated their engines and been conservative about 0-60 times.
But with that said, the n55 is paired with a new 8 speed auto and also has less weight. So it's not that surprising that it's faster despite being the same engine. Hats off to BMW, can't wait to go and test it out.
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Justin, you just blew my mind away. I was worried that I got Mineral Grey without actually looking at it in person, but holysmokes - MG in ZSL looks BAD. BAD as in monumentally good.

Aight party starts now:


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Can you tell us about how the non-xenons headlamps perform? What is the color temperature like? May me take some pics at night - that would be very helpful. I got xenons since it came standard with the 335i but I am wondering if its a waste of money for 328i for $900.
They are similar to the E90, they get the job done. I would have got xenons if they were a standalone option, but i didnt want premeium, so i had to go with the halogens, i hardly drive at night tho, so its no biggie. And yea, the grey is really nice. I ordered it without ever seeing in person and am happy with it.
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Justin... Are those the 18's?

You made my day. I have a MG 335i on order, and was worried about the colour.. Super happy with the choice now!
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I own a 35i x3 it's 0-60 is 5.5 secs. I would believe that the 335i could read 0-60 secs in 4.7 since it's almost a 1000lbs lighter and lower thus reducing wind resistance.
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Love the car, don't much like the guy reviewing it
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That's amazing stuff. My z4m couldn't get that time, and it's only 3250 lbs, with supposedly 30 more hp than these engines. That's torque for ya!
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Unless u're doing Autobahn speeds everyday, u'll be fine with the mid-range acceleration.
Thanks, that's helpful. I guess I'll just have to do some good test driving and see how I feel about them. Fortunately the engine sound really makes no difference to me so I can take that out of the equation.
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