F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Photo, Video, Media Gallery, Journals > My Brand Spanking New BMW 328i Luxury Spec.
MINHS Auto Care Center
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

My Brand Spanking New BMW 328i Luxury Spec.

This is my second car, my first car was and still is because I'll never sell it a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero 2.2L 4 cylinder with a 5 speed manual transmission, that car has one of the nicest if not the nicest and most potent 4 cylinder engines the ecotec from Opel. I absolutely love my new 328i even though I don't hjave some key features such as bms apps, paddle shifts, and the upgaraded navigationn package with head up display but I got a good deal on it on a 48 month lease, I also noticed I'm missing a camera button next to the suspension adjustment button but oh well.
Attached Images
          
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
RobUK
Major
 
RobUK's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Lux' 8SAT, Red
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sussex, UK

Posts: 1,095
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Looks lovely, white really picks out the rear lights nicely
__________________

2012 F30 328i Lux', 8SAT, Melbourne Red
RobUK is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
boltjames
Banned
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 328i Luxury
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 533
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by evans4you View Post

I also noticed I'm missing a camera button next to the suspension adjustment button but oh well.
Nice car, congrats.

You're missing the 'camera' button because your car has no cameras.

BJ
boltjames is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
PhiTauFord
Private First Class
 
PhiTauFord's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335i xDrive
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia

Posts: 160
iTrader: (0)

Congrats!! Looks good. Like the color scheme.
__________________
2013 335i xDrive
PhiTauFord is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
bimmerjph
Lieutenant Colonel
 
bimmerjph's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 BMW 325i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tennessee

Posts: 1,955
iTrader: (0)

Nice car! Congratulations!
bimmerjph is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #6
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobUK View Post
Looks lovely, white really picks out the rear lights nicely

Having decided to go with the luxury spec line there were only two colours I was willing to pick due to all the chrome trimmings in the luxury line, I feel only white or silver complements chrome trimmings otherwise the chrome stands out in a bad way if you choose any other colour, I would have preferred metallic white but it's not offered in Canada for the 3 series so I stuck non-mettalic white and saved $800 for metallic paint.
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
Nice car! Congratulations!
thanks buddy
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #8
Blue_Sky
Enlisted Member
 
Blue_Sky's Avatar
 
Drives: --
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: United States

Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)

Looking good. Congrats!!
Blue_Sky is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
DrivenByE30
Colonel
 
DrivenByE30's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal

Posts: 2,769
iTrader: (0)

Congratulations!!

Can you please take a pictures of your two cars together !?
I want to see the Alero together with the 328i!

And also, could you please do a review between the two 4 cylinder engine...
what are the differences?
what are the pros and cons of each with respect to the other...

Thanks in advance Evans, and welcome among us!
DrivenByE30 is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2012, 01:45 AM   #10
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrivenByE30 View Post
Congratulations!!

Can you please take a pictures of your two cars together !?
I want to see the Alero together with the 328i!

And also, could you please do a review between the two 4 cylinder engine...
what are the differences?
what are the pros and cons of each with respect to the other...

Thanks in advance Evans, and welcome among us!

Taking pictures of both cars together is a great idea, I could do it next weekend when my Alero is running again, I hit a curb really hard and bent the left side inner tie rod that will get replaced this week and the alignment done. The Alero Ecotec engine in my opinion is superior to the bimmer's 4 cylinder in terms of refinement, smoothness, and just the noise it makes while mated to a manual gear box, the bimmer's engine advantages to the ecotec are: It's turbocharged so it's makes 100 more horse power and 100 more ft/lb of torque way lower in the rev range like at 1500 or so while the ecotec has to be revved to atleast 3000 rpm to make good power. The bimmer has direct injection and the nicest auto gear box I have ever experienced the 8 speed, as result it beats the Alero in fuel efficiency but then again the Alero is from 2003. My biggest criticism of the 328i really is just the engine noise when revved hard especially before the engine warms up fully, it's harsh, grindy, noisy and unrefined. The ultimate comparison of the two engines will be when the cadillac ATS hits the market, the ATS will have an engine similar to my Alero's the ECOTEC but also turbo charged and will make 30 more horse power than the bimmer, it's 6-speed auto gear box might hurt it but with a manual transmission it should beat the bimmer convincingly engine performancewise.
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2012, 01:59 AM   #11
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Here is a pic of my Alero with aftermarket winter performance wheels and tires, notice the rear wheels have disc brakes, I did that convertion myself from drum to disc brakes.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by evans4you; 07-09-2012 at 07:33 AM.
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #12
dreamcatcher
New Member
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dreamland

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Congratulations! The AW looks fantastic!
Any concerns with the dreadful Alberta winter?
dreamcatcher is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #13
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamcatcher View Post
Congratulations! The AW looks fantastic!
Any concerns with the dreadful Alberta winter?
Alberta winters are not nearly as bad as many people think, in fact I'd say Eastern Canada winters are worse because in Eastern Canada the snow and ice stays on the ground for very long, here in Calgary we get chinook winds frequently during winter due to our closeness to the mountains, chinook winds are essentially a warm spell which melts all the snow, infact my winter tires are performance ones and not the more aggressive ice tires and I get by just fine. However, every winter we get atleast two weeks of really extreme cold and I'm talking about -40 degrees and this happens I'd say twice every winter, during this time cars don't start if you don't have high quality synthetic oil lubricating your engine internals and others loose traction including mine.
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2012, 04:47 AM   #14
Oslo-fjord
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oslo - Norway

Posts: 42
iTrader: (0)

Congratulations! Looks very classy. I`ll pick up mine Alpine white Luxury next Friday ;-)
Is it leather seats in yours?
Oslo-fjord is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2012, 06:01 AM   #15
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oslo-fjord View Post
Congratulations! Looks very classy. I`ll pick up mine Alpine white Luxury next Friday ;-)
Is it leather seats in yours?
In Canada the luxury models come with premium leather seats, so yes mine has black leather seats.
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #16
dmontic71
Lieutenant
 
dmontic71's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F30
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 519
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Nice, congrats!
__________________
2012 F30 328i, Melbourne Red, Premium, Sportline, Steptronic, Xenon, Harmon Kardon.
dmontic71 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #17
carconvert
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 163
iTrader: (0)

Very nice!
carconvert is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #18
dreamcatcher
New Member
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dreamland

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

I notice no PDC in the front... so the PDC in the premium package is only for the rear?
dreamcatcher is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #19
evans4you
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: grey
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamcatcher View Post
I notice no PDC in the front... so the PDC in the premium package is only for the rear?
In my car PDC is only on the rear unlike in Mercedes where it's both front and rear.
evans4you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST