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      11-20-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Interesting review 330d

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      11-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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"However our experience in the Lakes did highlight one other issue that we dont like and weve been through all the menus and we cant see a way to change it. When you reverse, the passenger side door mirror automatically angles down to the floor.... Showing the tarmac under the rear wheel is no use. Of course its not just this 330d or even just BMWs that do this, but wed prefer it if the mirror stayed in its normal position. The driver can always angle it down manually on the few occasions where this is safer."

I thought it was easy to override this feature - just slide the mirror selector switch to the centre or left position and the mirror doesn't dip in reverse...?
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      11-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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Guy seemed a bit of a wally. He mentioned he couldnt manage to change the clock by one hour.
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      11-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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December edition of Diesel Car give a good write up for the 330D luxury touring.
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Why is EVERY review of the 330d done in a touring?
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      11-26-2012, 04:39 PM   #7
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Yep, that narks me off somewhat ... all due respect to touring drivers of course!

Not the merest hint of anyone reviewing the F30 330d M Sport - seems daft to me, when for those who don't need the touring, it's clearly the pick as an all round, highly economical driver's car with superb real world performance.

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      11-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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Why F31? It's called killing two birds with one stone

Not to worry.....335D will hopefully be F30 format
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Why F31? It's called killing two birds with one stone

Not to worry.....335D will hopefully be F30 format
Yes, it's tempting to go the touring route and it's a very good looking machine. I double checked how many kids I have last night and, after two full re-counts, the highest number I counted was none.

I'm a bit of a fussy bugger and I don't want to tow around 65kg of extra weight all the time, when I'm likely to use the extra space once or twice a year. The 330d touring I drove pitched a bit too much for me and didn't feel as planted at the back through rough surfaced bends as the saloon I'd driven earlier. Not a vast difference, but enough to matter to me.

I'm quite lucky as I have mates with estates or 4x4s, so we tend just to swap on the rare occasions when I need space - for the price of a bottle of wine :-)

I can't wait for the 35d to come out. I have a two year lease deal through BMW and my dealer says I can upgrade at no cost after 18 months. If they build it, the 335d will be an incredible car - I'll be camping outside my dealer to get the first one ...

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By all accounts, they're saving the 35D or 40D for the 4 series
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      11-27-2012, 04:39 AM   #11
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By all accounts, they're saving the 35D or 40D for the 4 series
News to me , where did that info come from?.
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      11-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #12
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The 4 series info.

The 35D was dropped from the F30 lineup back in February and yet the 35D engine has been mentioned in the engine lineup for the F32 so it stands to reason that they saved the 35D as a premium selling point for the over-priced F32 I mean, how else are they going to sell what is effectively going to be a 2-3 year old model for a higher price?
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The 4 series info.

The 35D was dropped from the F30 lineup back in February and yet the 35D engine has been mentioned in the engine lineup for the F32 so it stands to reason that they saved the 35D as a premium selling point for the over-priced F32 I mean, how else are they going to sell what is effectively going to be a 2-3 year old model for a higher price?
Yea see your point.
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No, they will sell an F30 335D, it is virtually the same engine but at higher profit margin than the 30D, so would be idiotic of a car company not to cash in on the biggest selling body type in the range. They may well launch it in F32, but I'm pretty sure we will see a F30 version. ............but damn 230Kw and 740Nm that is Aaaaaaaaamazing
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We'll see, I guess. BMW definitely canned the idea so who knows

It wouldn't surprise me if they withheld the 300bhp diesel for an M model coupe. Saaaay, an M440D perhaps?
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We'll see, I guess. BMW definitely canned the idea so who knows

It wouldn't surprise me if they withheld the 300bhp diesel for an M model coupe. Saaaay, an M440D perhaps?
Ha....at this rate the new M3/4 will be a diesel. A 335D will give a 335i a PROPER SPANKING

I think BMW are just trying to work out how to capitalise on beating the Audi A6 Bi-Turbo. Maybe a 335D xDrive???
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That's why there'll be a 340i to keep our colonial cousins happy

I betcha they do an M440i and M440D stylee simultaneous launch
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That's why there'll be a 340i to keep our colonial cousins happy

I betcha they do an M440i and M440D stylee simultaneous launch
Well....bets on BMW being worried about the top performance model being a Diesel?

Problem they have is new M3/4 is only supposed to have mid 400's power wise. A 340i/440i will be close enough to ruin sales
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Except we all know there's a lot more to an M3 than Horsepower. Ask an RS4 or a C63 about that and see which gets round Magny Cours the quickest
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Except we all know there's a lot more to an M3 than Horsepower. Ask an RS4 or a C63 about that and see which gets round Magny Cours the quickest
Erm no I disagree.......we real enthusiasts know........but half the dipsticks that buy these cars wouldn't know the difference between a DSG and slushbox, an inline 6 and a V8 (just read the M3 threads, lol) a turbo and a spark plug. So 'we all know' is not a true statement.
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Aye. Ya got me there
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