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      03-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #23
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So I finally got around to playing around with Sport mode yesterday. Throttle responsiveness is extremely touchy in sport mode. The slightest tap of the accelerator provides immediate response. Sport mode combined with DS is very fun. In fact driving in sport/DS actually felt almost like driving a manual transmission. The transmission definitely lets the engine rev higher before up shifting, and down shifts early giving you some great engine braking. And I only just realized that with the standard 8-speed auto box, you can still manually shift with the gear selector. I accidentally did something while stopped in DS and noticed "M1" as my transmission status, so later on I consulted the owner's manual PDF to confirm my suspicion. I previously had thought you could only do that with the sport auto and paddles.

I've been leaving the auto start/stop enabled as well, and haven't noticed any sign of a problem with it yet. I was worried after reading about the stalling issues, but no matter how fast I move my foot from the brake to the gas its always ready to go.

For PrinceBarin, I've got the standard suspension. It doesn't ride especially smooth, but that's probably because I've got the 19" wheels and a lot less rubber between me and the road. It feels great cornering, but I sadly don't know enough about performance cars to objectively review it. Also, I love the Anthracite trim. Its not quite as dark as photos make it look, and in fact it becomes quite brown in sunlight. In shadow, the wood grain effect breaks up the monotony of the black interior quite nicely.
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Mineral Grey/Dakota Black/19" Style 401 Wheels
ZPP, ZPS, ZTP, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Split fold-down rear seats
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      03-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #24
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Well then! If the BMWusa website wasn't such a pile of s**t and my CA borderline mentally handicapped, I'd have known about these and ordered them. But I guess BMW hates money.

Wait, actually it looks like they're listed for the 335 and not the 328. So you can't get them on the 328?
Correct. The 401s are available on all Lines of the 335i only. Not for the 328i. Only way you can get them on the 328i is to pay an extra $3500.
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      03-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #25
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Congrats! Seeing more F30's makes me like it more!
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      03-09-2012, 02:42 AM   #26
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great looking car!
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      03-09-2012, 02:52 AM   #27
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Correct. The 401s are available on all Lines of the 335i only. Not for the 328i. Only way you can get them on the 328i is to pay an extra $3500.
That's bulls**t!
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      03-09-2012, 03:35 AM   #28
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For PrinceBarin, I've got the standard suspension. It doesn't ride especially smooth, but that's probably because I've got the 19" wheels and a lot less rubber between me and the road. It feels great cornering, but I sadly don't know enough about performance cars to objectively review it. Also, I love the Anthracite trim. Its not quite as dark as photos make it look, and in fact it becomes quite brown in sunlight. In shadow, the wood grain effect breaks up the monotony of the black interior quite nicely.
Cheers dude. I am forced to live vicariously through the lives of other Mineral Grey Luxury owners right now so really appreciate the feedback! Enjoy the car, she looks fantastic.
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      03-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #29
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I'm looking to purchase the same wheels but not sure how I feel about the gap. Did it decrease in size as you drove the car? The gap looks smaller in person with the sport line rims compared to the 401's in this piture.
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Congrats!! The F30 is growing on me!
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