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      02-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Robin Hood View Post
Exactly. Only 50kgs difference.(328iA vs 335i 6MT)

The EU spec 335i goes from 0-100kmh in 5.5 s(both the GMT and the 8AT) fwiw....
The US 328i 8AT in 6.3 s. That's almost ONE second difference.

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Huh?? The spec sheet above quotes the 328iA at 0-60 in 5.9 seconds (manual at 5.7 seconds). I just looked at the BMW UK site and they quote the 335i at 0-62 in 5.5 seconds (which seems to line up nicely with the above quote of 0-60 in 5.4). Point being, I'm only seeing a maximum of a .4 second difference between the two cars. Doesn't really matter, because historically the German car manufacturers have understated power and acceleration figures. I wouldn't be surprised if the 328i does the 0-60 run in what BMW is quoting for the 335i, and the 335i probably does it in 5 seconds.

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Originally Posted by CaptChaos View Post
The final drive ratio is different. Perhaps the torque graphs are so similar they decided to keep the gear ratios the same and just use a different final drive.
The final drive is the same for both the 328iA and the 335iA. I think that's why ShewieDo found it odd. I, too, find this odd as I would expect at least the final drives to be different. The manual transmissions are completely different, gear-wise. Clearly BMW is going for fuel economy with the 328i because the manual has two overdrive gears.