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      02-06-2016, 03:48 AM   #1
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Anyone have this model car? Since it's the first year, any issues that standout? What do you like or hate about the car? Will this engine have the same non reliability issues of the old 335 N54? Currently have a 2011 328i xdrive coupe and I'm considering this model. Any and all helpful opinions are appreciated.
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      02-06-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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Yessir. Have and love. Mine is a loaded 6speed (every option except da+ so it's a bit of an oddball, though.)

I have a massive, and massively annoying, rattle in the driver's door card that I haven't had time to get to the dealer about.

Don't skip the m sport, mppk, mpe (or aftermarket) dhp, and led headlights (coded.) those make the car.

The automatic is faster, but drops the engagement and 'special' factor way down.

If you get the stick, get the bms clutch stop immediately.

Also, if you're not tall, the F8x sliding armrest is also a must.
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      02-06-2016, 03:32 PM   #3
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2 years, 15000 miles, no problems. Out of the thousands of car choices available, I'd probably get another one at lease end if I weren't craving even more power. The cost (high residual/low MF), power (S5 fast) and luxury (it's a German thing) combo are all but impossible to beat. As the poster stated above, I'd go 6MT for the connectivity factor whilst surrendering all out better speed the 8AT provides.

KKB estimates my car to be ~$40k right now (not accounting for MPPK). It listed $57k new so, by no means has it tanked.

Just be sure to find a relatively low mileage unit and consider an extended warranty at the appropriate time. As well as the car has held up thus far for me, I can't predict any problems going forward.
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picked mine up 2 months ago and love it, it's fully loaded with everything and 6mt. Came form a e60 535xi and the inline 6 is pretty reliable. Although I feel the n54 feels torquier than the n55.

What did you code on your LED headlights AKTIF8?
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Picked up my 2014 435xi two months ago too, with under 10,000, 6MT, and absolutely loaded with the Dinan factory exhaust add on.

Came from a e60 550i, which I still have and love too for comfort, luxury leather, and those comfort seats.

Love the LED headlights on the 4-series. Early, but have not had a single trouble.

If BMW would offer an option for a more luxurious interior leather option for the 4-series, I would absolutely be considering another one in the future, but for now I am on the fence between the sportiness of a 4-series or the luxurious of a 5-series.
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picked mine up 2 months ago and love it, it's fully loaded with everything and 6mt. Came form a e60 535xi and the inline 6 is pretty reliable. Although I feel the n54 feels torquier than the n55.

What did you code on your LED headlights AKTIF8?
The euro features, which are nothing short of remarkable.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.bmwesys.com/guides/Euro%2520LED%2520Headlights%2520How%2520To.pdf&q=l ed%20headlight%20coding%20bmw&ved=0ahUKEwi13cO6qOf KAhWCOxoKHSYcDfsQFgg-MAM&usg=AFQjCNFZiyv6Kd9Ihn7dNuvEH9-Hj_96ZQ&sig2=HNqKM7ZjemKnjhsxp47qMg
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435xi with 8-Speed AT Worth Serious Consideration

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Anyone have this model car? Since it's the first year, any issues that standout? What do you like or hate about the car? Will this engine have the same non reliability issues of the old 335 N54? Currently have a 2011 328i xdrive coupe and I'm considering this model. Any and all helpful opinions are appreciated.
I have a heavily-optioned 435xi with M-Sport package and paddle shift 8-speed automatic. The car is fast, comfortable, attractive, solid, highly reliable and practical. What's not to like?

Sure, you might feel more 'connected' with the 6-speed manual. But, if that were my highest priority, I would have purchased a Porsche Boxster S.

The 435 is a great overall package. And, in sport mode, the 8-speed AT is one of the car's best features -- effortless, quick shifts and cool 'burbling' sounds from the exhaust. The ZF transmission is well matched to the N55 turbo.

I have the same package in a 535xi M Package (paddle shift AT), but the transmission in the 435 is clearly tuned by the ECU for faster (quite abrupt) shifts -- up or down.

No reliability complaints with either BMW
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