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      03-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #22
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Drives: 13 328i MSport EBII 8A
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Originally Posted by svache
As outlined here, the new 328i apparently had it's fuel economy numbers revised and now shows the same numbers as the 335i in AT, and only slightly better than the 335i in MT.

The numbers are now:

BMW 2012 328i Sedan
City 23 / Highway 33 / Combined 26 - Automatic
City 23 / Highway 34 / Combined 27 - Manual

BMW 2012 335i Sedan
City 23 / Highway 33 / Combined 26 - Automatic
City 20 / Highway 30 / Combined 23 - Manual

With this, I'm just wondering who start to have second thoughts about their choice for the 328i due to the revised fuel economy of the car?

Personally I have no idea what to do yet. My car does not arrive until the end of March, but more likely the first week of April. Should I keep the car because it's cheaper or shall I order a new one and spend a few thousand more (although, in my case, I would leave the cold weather package this time lol). Do I want to wait the extra months or should I just forgo on the whole model and see about a 528i or 535i with slightly less options instead (kind of hard as I love to geek with some of that stuff lol). I did email my CA to see what he can tell me about the revised numbers.

I have no idea what to do yet, but I can say I am not feeling right about this. I do feel a bit like this was false advertising and we should at least have the possibility to upgrade to the 335i if we wish to.
I'm gonna have to call BS on this "report" for a couple of reasons: 1) personal experience on test drives (I averaged 40 mpg in ECO PRO in both city/hwy) 2) I don't see how this is even possible between the existing 6-cylinder in the 335i and the N20 in the 328i.
Delivered! --> '15 F33 328xi, 8SA, Glacier Silver with Coral, 403M-19", ZMM, ZPP, ZTP, ZDA, ZDB, ZCW, ZDH, 4M5
Past --> '13 F30 328i, 8SA, EBII, ZMM, ZPP, ZTP, ZLP, ZDA, ZCW, ZDH, BMS Stage 1
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