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      03-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Breakspear View Post
The only problem now is that I still have the whine/rumble when I drive the car, just up to 70km then it gets absorbed by the other road noises and is un-noticable at highway speeds.
The SA said it's normal for the 328i's with automatic transmission and that seems to be supported by posts on other forums but I just can't imagine BMW making a car in 2009 that sounds like an old truck going through the gears, love the car but this drive whine/rumble is really anoying and I can't help but wonder if it's a harbinger of problems to come.

Has any one else had this experiance with their 328i and what solutions if any have been talked about?
This whine - the "normal" whine is also what my SA said is normal.
I drove a brand new 328i 2012 with only 1 or 2 months in and it also had the same whine.

Now, I just ignore the "normal" whine since its normal to 328 engine/alternator designs.

Note: The 330 engine does NOT make this whine (and I assume 335 engine also doesn't).