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 F32 428i vs My E46 330CI
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
johnDOta
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: F32 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tustin, CA

iTrader: (0)

My F32 428i vs My E46 330CI

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Comparison pictures of E46 330ci M-Tech to F32 328i M-Sport!!
Updated the post with more pictures. Think the E46 still looks good after so many years?? It's 2004 model! Enjoy!

Angled Front




Front




Rear




Angled Rear




Profile




Interior




Wheel




Overall Interior




What do you guys think between the 2?

Last edited by johnDOta; 06-11-2014 at 10:40 PM. Reason: Updated with more comparison photos
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
GOLFFRR's Avatar
1207
Rep
19,739
Posts


Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

iTrader: (4)

congrats on the new ride
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, PM ME FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
David Aviles: bmwdavid@icloud.com - Cell:202-262-2900
If you have any issues getting a hold of David PLEASE PM me, I'm available everyday till 645pm!
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #3
DrivenByE30
Brigadier General
DrivenByE30's Avatar
France
109
Rep
3,253
Posts

Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal

iTrader: (0)

The E46 has aged very well...


... but your behind is gonna love sitting in the F32...
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
Enilder
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
336
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan S
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northeast

iTrader: (0)

Clean e46!
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #5
Jonsiu
Captain
Jonsiu's Avatar
24
Rep
728
Posts

Drives: E92 328i, F30 335i
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.

iTrader: (1)

nice upgrade
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2014, 01:03 AM   #6
ss0803
Lieutenant Colonel
ss0803's Avatar
Sweden
73
Rep
1,604
Posts

Drives: BMW F11
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sweden

iTrader: (0)

Beautiful F32.
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2014, 02:06 AM   #7
zamboni
I want to drive a Zamboni
zamboni's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
3,507
Posts

Drives: 13 E93 M3 14 F30 335i
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Monte Sereno, CA

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
A very nice 330ci.
__________________
14 F30 335i Melbourne Red
13 E93 M3 Melbourne Red
12 E93 Space Gray ( Retired BMW buy back )
2006 E90 ( sold ) 09 E82 Space Gray ( sold )
My next vehicle would be a Zamboni
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 10:53 PM   #8
johnDOta
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: F32 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tustin, CA

iTrader: (0)

Thanks!! I've been enjoying the new car this past few weeks haven't pushed it just yet though
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 10:57 PM   #9
Joseph@x-ph.com
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Joseph@x-ph.com's Avatar
9
Rep
896
Posts


Drives: BMW 335
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 0
      06-12-2014, 09:18 AM   #10
BeachsideF30
First Lieutenant
12
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: E90--> E92-->F30
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: FL

iTrader: (0)

Thats a great e46 you have, rare with the SMG too
Appreciate 0
      06-22-2014, 09:38 AM   #11
Sherweeeny
New kid on the block
Australia
6
Rep
415
Posts

Drives: 325ci Sport, Civic Sport
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Nice!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-22-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
Sh4d0w
Private
10
Rep
81
Posts

Drives: 435i
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

I made the switch from my facelift e46 325ci to a 435i m-spot as well, and oh lawdy, I love the switch. I think both cars still look great (similar to your e46, you took care of yours too). The size of the interior definitely changed, but the seats in my F32 are astounding in the way they hold you in. The size of the car is a lot larger, and definitely holds another type of presence that I feel is more comparable to the E63 chasis. I still drive my E46, and I consistantly remind myself that the slow car fast philosophy is better when I do drive it. I hope that you enjoy your F32, it's an astounding car inside and out. I think it was the best switch because I hate the 1/2 series and the e90/e92 (unless its an M3) because of their look and feel or lack thereof.
Appreciate 0
      06-22-2014, 08:14 PM   #13
kdbryce
I have to return some video tapes
kdbryce's Avatar
United_States
137
Rep
4,542
Posts

Drives: e92 335i 6mt
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Albany, NY

iTrader: (0)

that e46 is gorgeous. It will always be one of my favorite bimmers. I think the f32 still has to grow on me. I have to see more of them in person. That being said, they're both absolutely beautiful.

and out of curiosity, did you add the paddles to your e46 or did it come like that from the factory? I've never seen one with paddles
__________________
13 Black Sapphire e92 335i - 10 Le Mans Blue e92 335i - 09 Monaco Blue e92 328i xdrive - 07 Sparkling Graphite e92 328xi
Appreciate 0
      06-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
johnDOta
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: F32 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tustin, CA

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the replies!! As for the paddles, those were factory because this is the "SMG" 330ci. After reading around when I first bought the car, other terms that may apply are "SSG" or "SMG I" i think! Apparently the transmission isn't nearly as top notch as what came on the e46 m3 SMG but i still definitely enjoyed it.

As for the F32 it's been about a month since I've had it and I continue to enjoy it every single day. I still have the E46 but just posted it for sale. So we'll see how that goes!
Appreciate 0
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 -4. The time now is 10:31 PM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, 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