Originally Posted by 1stnewcar
Just got in from my day. Drove the 330d first and to be quite honest, I don't think I want one anymore. The extra power I thought it would offer, just didn't seem to be there?? Don't get me wrong, it was quicker than my 320d, just not as quick as I imagined. I don't know if it was the automatic that took the edge off though so would need to drive a manual.
Think it must be the auto that dulls the 330d then because I've goen from E46 320d to E90 330d (both manual) and the new one is in a different league. Whereas the 320d was quite linear but never really pushed you back into the seat, the 330d just surges forward at seemingly any speed or revs.
I'm in Huddersfield - if you fancy trying a manual out you can have a go in mine if you can get somewhere close by one day. Its not run in yet but should give you a reasonable feeling for the car!