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      05-10-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Car & Driver's take on the 340i... (without having driven it)

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-and-info-news

In terms of vehicle dynamics this car sounds a lot like a 435i with MPPK. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-and-info-news

In terms of vehicle dynamics this car sounds a lot like a 435i with MPPK. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
In terms of power, this car sounds a lot like the 435i with MPPK.

It is more important what they have done to the chassis, suspension, and steering compared to the current criticisms.
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they didnt drive it...this is just a report of everything we already know from the LCI announcement.
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Well, this is just an announcement...

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In terms of power, this car sounds a lot like the 435i with MPPK.

It is more important what they have done to the chassis, suspension, and steering compared to the current criticisms.
Whether the new 3 series chassis is an improvement over the 4 series - and if so, how much - remains to be seen. I must admit to a certain lack of experience here - my only time with the current 3 series was a 320i xDrive loaner without DHP for two days.
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they didnt drive it...this is just a report of everything we already know from the LCI announcement.
Yeah, I assume that people can read. Obviously a dangerous assumption here.
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Main bit will be how much they have improved chassis, suspension and general handling, especially on XDrives.

With the 340i coming out, the 335d might have a decent challenger
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Can't wait to actually drive one. My main complaint in the F30 is the loss of the "Ultimate" in the BMW phrase " the Ultimate Driving Machine."
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They didn't drive it. Worthless article IMO until they actually drive it. Additionally, I don't think the F30 is that bad given all its criticism. I've driven a lot of cars recently and gues what is still on my list? The F30 335i M Sport....why? because it's still a great driving car.
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They didn't drive it. Worthless article IMO until they actually drive it. Additionally, I don't think the F30 is that bad given all its criticism. I've driven a lot of cars recently and gues what is still on my list? The F30 335i M Sport....why? because it's still a great driving car.
...perhaps, but it's not the best driving car.
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