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      01-02-2019, 12:59 PM   #23
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I test drove a 335d before I ordered a 330d, the performance deficit was nowhere near as wide as the handling deficit between the 2, I genuinely could not get on with the 335d M Sport suspension compared to the 330d M Sport suspension at all, the 335d felt like a blancmange on castors.
335d's (or any xdrive) don't have M Sport suspension!
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I test drove a 335d before I ordered a 330d, the performance deficit was nowhere near as wide as the handling deficit between the 2, I genuinely could not get on with the 335d M Sport suspension compared to the 330d M Sport suspension at all, the 335d felt like a blancmange on castors.
335d's (or any xdrive) don't have M Sport suspension!
Well it's an M Sport and it has suspension and apparently it's not the SE suspension that everybody goes on about so it must have its own so it must have 335d / X Drive M Sport suspension.

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Well it's an M Sport and it has suspension and apparently it's not the SE suspension that everybody goes on about so it must have its own so it must have 335d / X Drive M Sport suspension.

It is SE springs and shocks, with ARBís that are even thinner than SE ones. Itís a real shame as itís no doubt the main reason for so much of the hate that Xdrives receive!

M Sport Gxx Xdrives will apparently all have M Sport suspension, but it will likely not be enough to appease most of the Xdrive haters that have made their minds up on it.
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I test drove a 335d before I ordered a 330d, the performance deficit was nowhere near as wide as the handling deficit between the 2, I genuinely could not get on with the 335d M Sport suspension compared to the 330d M Sport suspension at all, the 335d felt like a blancmange on castors.

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335d's (or any xdrive) don't have M Sport suspension!
Well it's an M Sport and it has suspension and apparently it's not the SE suspension that everybody goes on about so it must have its own so it must have 335d / X Drive M Sport suspension.

If it was an unmodified 335d it will have had the SE suspension everyone goes on about and if anyone tried to convince you otherwise they were talking rubbish! The later LCI versions are apparently an improvement over the original F30/F31 X-Drives but they still don't have M-Sport suspension....
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I test drove a 335d before I ordered a 330d, the performance deficit was nowhere near as wide as the handling deficit between the 2, I genuinely could not get on with the 335d M Sport suspension compared to the 330d M Sport suspension at all, the 335d felt like a blancmange on castors.

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335d's (or any xdrive) don't have M Sport suspension!
Well it's an M Sport and it has suspension and apparently it's not the SE suspension that everybody goes on about so it must have its own so it must have 335d / X Drive M Sport suspension.

If it was an unmodified 335d it will have had the SE suspension everyone goes on about and if anyone tried to convince you otherwise they were talking rubbish! The later LCI versions are apparently an improvement over the original F30/F31 X-Drives but they still don't have M-Sport suspension....
I've always said it was SE suspension because that's what everybody else says but as somebody else pointed out an SE rides the same height as an M Sport yet the X Drive doesn't, since its been pointed out it's obvious.

Besides I didn’t say say that the 335d M Sport was on M Sport suspension in the first place

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I'm going to see how it is, but there is a possibility I might lower the X3!
You'd have been much better getting a G30 touring with adaptive drive....
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I'm going to see how it is, but there is a possibility I might lower the X3!
You'd have been much better getting a G30 touring with adaptive drive....
No, I'd rather die than drive a hearse!
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Found one today and put a deposit down
Carbon black with the oyster leathers, on a 65 plate with just under 50k.
Didn't have storage pack or sunroof, but seems to have pretty much everything else.
Unfortunately it was fresh into the dealers so hadn't even been prep'd yet (not cleaned at all so pretty filthy inside) could be a week or more before i can get my hands on it
Will post some pics when I do get it though.
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