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      08-04-2020, 12:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by khanmohammed View Post
Originally Posted by chiefneil View Post
My wife has a 230i m-sport. It's way, way more fun to drive than my 335i m-sport.

But... I don't find the seats or the seating position very comfortable. It's fine for short trips, but I suspect long trips would be painful. The upper back angle pushes forward a bit too much so I feel a little hunched over and have to recline more to compensate. But then since I'm reclining more, I need to move the seat closer which then causes my knees to bump up against the steering column.

So definitely take a decent test drive and pay close attention to seat comfort and positioning. For reference, I'm 6'1" and 165 lbs. We've owned 5 bmws over the past 25 years since and I've always found the seats to be very comfortable - this is the very first one that I don't find comfortable, which is a shame because I love the car otherwise.
How is the 230i more fun? Isnt it a 4 cylinder turbo?
A 4-cylinder 2er is still more fun than a 6-cylinder 3er in my opinion, the only downside of the 4-pot is sound and less power (although its plenty of power for most situations). Because its a 4-cylinder it also benefits from a lower curb weight as well as a lighter front end, and the 2er in general has a shorter wheelbase and overall size, making it more maneuverable and agile.
Daily: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 Weekend: 2008 BMW Z4 M Wife's: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Son's: 2005 BMW X3 3.0i
Retired:1995 E36 325i 5MT / 2004 E46 330i 6MT / 2011 E90 335xi / 2017 G30 540i / 2017 982 Boxster S 6MT / 2019 F87 M2C 6MT