Discussion in '3 Series' started by Merc1, Nov 14, 2011.
Sheesh, 4.5 stars for the 328i. Damn impressive.
4 stars for the 320d. Also impressive.
I drove a 528i recently and was seriously impressed with the engine - no one would guess it is a 4 pot if they didn't know beforehand. I can only guess how much more awesome it would be in a 3 which is what 300 kgs lighter than the 5?
EVO says that partially the improvement of a softer ride comes from new run-flat tires.
Since next year I will put new shoes on my "si", I wonder...does anybody know what are those new run-flats? Brand? Type?
It is really looking like the car to beat, and the more I look at it, the more I like it, esp. in Sport guise. Well done, wizards of Munich, well done!
BMW 320d SE (2012) CAR review | Road Testing Reviews | Car Magazine Online
BMW 320d: First UK drive
....keen drivers will almost instantly notice the sharper steering, this 3 Series changing direction with the agility of a cat on the run but without any of the nervous darting. It rounds corners with such ease that it makes the outgoing model feel slightly slow-witted, though it’s hardly that.
Full review: BMW 320d Sport review - Autocar.co.uk
I'm really happy to read that BMW sorted out their issues regarding the steering. Media haven't been satisfied with the steering on 5-series/6-series (which I agree with after my own personal experiences) so I'm happy it has finally been improved and works very good together with 3-series and 1-series.
F30 3 Series First Drives/Tests/Reivews
New BMW 335i Auto Express
We get behind the wheel of the new flagship turbocharged six-cylinder 3 Series
PHOTOS: New BMW 335i review | Auto Express
Rating: ***** Five Star:t-cheers: AND it's a RHD!!! RSA/UK/Australia/Japan:t-drive:
Dyno-Tested: 2012 BMW 328i
MT pick 328i instead of 335i.
2012 BMW 328i Sport First Test - Motor Trend
Want to know the real kicker? Don't tell BMW, but the 328i is better than the 335i. I lapped both at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during BMW's launch event. We brought both home to test (you'll be seeing the 335i First Test soon), and we all agree. Yes, the 335i is a lot faster thanks to that turbo-six, but the 328i is the better car to drive. The four-cylinder car is 50 pounds lighter in the nose and the engine sits behind the front axle, making for a superb weight balance that the big-engine car just can't match.