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      02-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #63
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Drives: 340i M-sport AT
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Originally Posted by Robin Hood View Post
My F30 costs > 70k EUROS....

A F10 5 series is not 'BMW'sporty at all. That's one of the reasons why I traded in my 2010(in US 2011....) 535i for the F30 335i 6MT.

German carmag Autobild tested a 328i AT vs a Audi A4 2.0TFSi(211BHP)6MT, the BMW won, but not very easily. They weren't very happy with the sound of the 328i. The Audi engine sounded better and had a shorter braking distance.
The BMW was faster with 0-100kmh(62mph) in 6.2 seconds.What's the fuzz?
Overall a very very good car, but so is the Audi they stated.
As I live in the US, I speak in "dollars".

It's fine to have your opinion on the 5 series. I just don't agree.
The standard 3 series is not sporty either. Only when you put the sport suspension on it, then it becomes what it's supposed to be. A non sport suspension 3 is pretty bland in terms of sport driving.

That's also true of the 5, and that's why I suggested the "M sport" option, which gives the 5 the sport characteristics that a BMW sport sedan can and should have, IMO.

Why did you bring the A4 into this?
I had one btw, a 2006 S-line with sport suspension. Excellent car. Very fun to drive, and great in the all season Chicago area.
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