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      05-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #1
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Replaced my M5 daily driver with....

.....325d M Sport Toring Manaul and what a replacement!




What a fantastic car and definately a suitable replacement for the M5 and after 5 days i am extremely pleased with her. I had planned to get a 123d, but the one i found had front end damage and the 325d popped up and a deal was done.

Has anyone done a short shift change to the 325d's using BMW parts? There is no direct performance kit, but will others work as it is a little loose, not bad, but i like no movement when in gear.

I think rear darkline kit, performance grille and tints, with a set of performance side skirts and wheels and she will be perfect! As well as the DPF replacement and remap!
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Nice looking car mate, very local to myself also :-)
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      05-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Danny will be about that area sometimes, family live in your shire
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      05-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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very nice colour E91, some black performance grill / DIY ones in black should finish it off nicely

May be its time for a east midland mini meets?
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Thanks Tak1986, I plan some performance ones soon
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How do you find the performance compared to the M5?
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Nice car
Bit of a change of mind from a 1 series to a 3 touring lol
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Hi Toby, nice looking tourer. Ive just done the same and sold my M5 in favour of an E91 330i tourer. Cracking cars but no where near the performance of the M5.
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How do you find the performance compared to the M5?
The performance in the 325d is 'easier' although you can rev to 5k, you don't need to. The M5 once going is quick when above 4k.

The 325d is just a better alround driving car.
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Nice car
Bit of a change of mind from a 1 series to a 3 touring lol
Thanks.

I did fancy a 123d as i was looking for performance, but economy when needed, well the other way round really. The 123d was found to have front end damage, so put a holt to the purchase of it.

The 325d just popped up, was an M Sport (need the supportive seats) in manual which is hard to find and to be honest while looking at it sitting outside my unit i am glad the 123d had damage as i do like the look for the touring.
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Hi Toby, nice looking tourer. Ive just done the same and sold my M5 in favour of an E91 330i tourer. Cracking cars but no where near the performance of the M5.
Alan.
Thanks, maybe not an E39 M5, but i could definately hussle an E34 M5 driver in the 325d! Once DPF and remapped to 270 bhp then i think the M5 would struggle to keep up initially.

Maybe that's an offer for a trackday timeoff!
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It must feel much more luxurious and toy encrusted than the E34 M5?

Remap is the way forward for all turbo BMW's
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Nice Car. Welcome to this forum mate.
I recognize that name as a website. So you dont have to go to 'stealers' to buy performance parts for your car.
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Looking great, some interior pics would be nice to see
Remap will take it to max 250BHP and taking DPF out will gain any BHP you think lol >?

Enjoy it mate !!!
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Nice Car. Welcome to this forum mate.
I recognize that name as a website. So you dont have to go to 'stealers' to buy performance parts for your car.
Thanks, well they will be a little cheaper for me yes.
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Looking great, some interior pics would be nice to see
Remap will take it to max 250BHP and taking DPF out will gain any BHP you think lol >?

Enjoy it mate !!!
Will get some up next week.

I will be getting rid of the DPF and have been told I could get 270 PHP, from the guys in Glasgow who sell the flash and replacement pipe.
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Will get some up next week.

I will be getting rid of the DPF and have been told I could get 270 PHP, from the guys in Glasgow who sell the flash and replacement pipe.
Ahhh that would be great - standard 335d lets say

Best of luck !
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