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      01-18-2016, 07:58 AM   #67
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Is it me or does the ride height look a bit lower for Xdrive than usual? Car looks nice!
I thought so too. Less so on the 19s vs my 18" winter setup. It definitely sits higher than RWD but not as high as I've seen in photos. Maybe it's the M Adaptive Suspension?
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      01-18-2016, 08:00 AM   #68
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Awesome car! One small thing though it feels like BMW has gone backwards with the shift knobs. The perforated M shift knob in the e90 looks much more aggressive

My three M3s all had the same non perforated M shift knob that my 340 has
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      01-18-2016, 08:03 AM   #69
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i debadged the xdrive and plastidipped the numbers. my plan was to remove the numbers after if i didn't like but i decided to keep black numbers

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Stunning car, not a fan of the wheels though, stock ones looked better to me.
I have the same wheels for winter I think it looks great! better than the stock 398m.
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I live on Long Island and should be taking delivery on my 340i within 4 weeks or so. We should go for a cruise soon!

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OP,
Sweet car! Seems like mine will be very similar,just with different colors.
Thanks for your notes on the car. Ive been a bit nervous coming from an E92 M3 and 335is that this wouldn't drive as nicely. (Obviously there are some changes but you know what I mean).

Petty, but do you know if you can code it to turn the shifter light on?
First time having a BMW Manual so I'm really looking forward to it!
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      03-06-2016, 10:43 AM   #73
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Sweet car! Seems like mine will be very similar, only with Melbourne red and Saddle, and RWD.
Thanks for your notes on the car. Ive been a bit nervous coming from an E92 M3 and 335is that this wouldn't drive as nicely. (Obviously there are some changes but you know what I mean).

Petty, but do you know if you can code it to turn the shifter light on?
First time having a BMW Manual so I'm really looking forward to it!
Lol, same car except everythings' different.

I don't think you can code the manual shifter lights since they appear to be chromed out.

I will say my 340ix does not drive nearly as nice as my E92 M3. Mostly to do with steering. It's not bad, but just not as direct.

Since you resurrected this thread I guess I'll update you guys after 2,500 miles of ownership...

• It’s still not an M, no one notices it – kinda sleeper-ish
• M Performance Power and Sound Kit still not available (needs more power)
• I can now feel that “soft” area in the center of the steering with VSS, it’s a little odd-feeling but still don’t regret getting VSS
Steering wheel seems to not be perfectly centered – alignment is fine, center is pitched slightly left
• E-brake still not engaging as firmly as I’d like it to
• M-brakes are very nice now
• Love the stock exhaust note in Sport mode – slight burbles
• Love the rev-matching – makes driving a manual even more enjoyable
• I’m glad I got the xDrive even though I only truly used it 4-5 days this winter – makes the car more practical and driving dynamics aren’t nearly as noticeable as some have pointed out

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      03-06-2016, 12:59 PM   #74
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Lol, same car except everythings' different.

I don't think you can code the manual shifter lights since they appear to be chromed out.

I will say my 340ix does not drive nearly as nice as my E92 M3. Mostly to do with steering. It's not bad, but just not as direct.

Since you resurrected this thread I guess I'll update you guys after 2,500 miles of ownership...

• It’s still not an M, no one notices it – kinda sleeper-ish
• M Performance Power and Sound Kit still not available (needs more power)
• I can now feel that “soft” area in the center of the steering with VSS, it’s a little odd-feeling but still don’t regret getting VSS
• Steering wheel seems to not be perfectly centered – alignment is fine, center is pitched slightly left
• E-brake still not engaging as firmly as I’d like it to
• M-brakes are very nice now
• Love the stock exhaust note in Sport mode – slight burbles
• Love the rev-matching – makes driving a manual even more enjoyable
• I’m glad I got the xDrive even though I only truly used it 4-5 days this winter – makes the car more practical and driving dynamics aren’t nearly as noticeable as some have pointed out

Awesome! I feel like the steering position is that way with most BMW's (at least the ones I've had). Mine always sit slightly to the left. I'm a bit obsessive and a perfectionist so I kept taking it back to BMW and they say it's because if you fall asleep at the wheel, they want the car to go to the right instead of oncoming traffic.....I think I've heard that twice. Don't know the validity....
So with the e-brake...are you really having to pull it up there to get the car to stay still? Versus some where where it doesn't need to be that tight?
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So you paid $52k before taxes?
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So you paid $52k before taxes?
If he did, that's one hell of a deal (almost 10k off sticker).

I paid about 52k for a car that's sticker is a little more then 58k.
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If he did, that's one hell of a deal (almost 10k off sticker).

I paid about 52k for a car that's sticker is a little more then 58k.
Yep... Got a great deal off MSRP and was able to lock in December BMW promos + my employers fleet discount.
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Yep... Got a great deal off MSRP and was able to lock in December BMW promos + my employers fleet discount.


Nice job!
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Awesome! I feel like the steering position is that way with most BMW's (at least the ones I've had). Mine always sit slightly to the left. I'm a bit obsessive and a perfectionist so I kept taking it back to BMW and they say it's because if you fall asleep at the wheel, they want the car to go to the right instead of oncoming traffic.....I think I've heard that twice. Don't know the validity....
So with the e-brake...are you really having to pull it up there to get the car to stay still? Versus some where where it doesn't need to be that tight?
Never heard that before about the steering position. It didn't feel that off center with my winter wheel and tire setup but more noticeable now that I have the OEM 19" wheels and rubber on. I may bring it in to the dealer to have them take a look when I have time.

As for the e-brake, it's better than when I first picked it up but yeah it's kinda light. I have to really pull it up there still.
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Steering wheel seems to not be perfectly centered – alignment is fine, center is pitched slightly left
Weird I felt the same for a moment after I swapped back to the OEM rim and MPSS.
But it went away later in the day. It was perfectly center with my winter setup.
I will need to check again to verify.

On plus side the steering is now firmer and feels better with the summer tires.
Ride is better, less unnecessary bounces on road imperfection. My WS80 always felt like I put too much air in the tires (32/35).
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Best to take it to your dealer, they may have coded it incorrectly.
The dealer doesn't code it, its just included in software, has been for a while, not sure whats going on with his car.
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i agree with ebrake not engaging as tightly as I want unless I pull pretty hard.
stock exhaust sounds very good for being stock...but still waiting for MPPK/MPE

at least you guys don't have a messed up crankshaft to deal with...
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I live on Long Island and should be taking delivery on my 340i within 4 weeks or so. We should go for a cruise soon!

where on long island are you ?
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My 340i is sitting at the VPC now, going on day 11. I feel your pain!! I have a Munich build.
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• I’m glad I got the xDrive even though I only truly used it 4-5 days this winter – makes the car more practical and driving dynamics aren’t nearly as noticeable as some have pointed out
Ride Height can always be rectified on xDrive

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Never had a problem in the snow...and I live in Canada.
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Looks great Laguna, what suspension?
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Out of curiosity, what made you decide to go from a line of M cars (bar the one X) to a "normal" 3-series?
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