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      06-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #23
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Well I've been driving an e36 m3 evo for the past 5 years which is near identical performance to your 335 & having just bought a e92 330d my only disappointment is that I didn't buy it earlier!! If you're somebody like myself that rarely gets out of town this model is a great choice, feels quick at low revs but you get the bonus of much greater fuel economy, cheaper tax & insurance. My M3 is a fantastic car but only comes alive at high revs & I would not want to live with it as an every day car now having driven the 330.
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      06-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #24
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the fuel economy on the 335D is very good anyway, and you get a much nicer power band with less delay before it coming on song. For me twin turbo diesels really are the way forward in terms of feeling as petrol as possible.

I comfortably get 45mpg on a run from my pre-ED 335D, and mid 30s around town, and mine has been JBD'd! Really makes the car a force to be reckoned with for very little outlay (180 to take it to 350bhp/520ft/lb and not affect the warranty)
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2002 E46 330i M-Sport (m54b30 LCI)
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      06-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #25
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People are forgeting the LCI 330d is quicker than the pre-LCI making the 0-60 near identical to the 335d.
So comments of "the 335d is much faster than the 330d" depends on which model/engine you are talking about.

After 70mph no doubt the 335d will fly (making the 0-100 a second less than the 330d LCI) - but then that depends how often you want to break the speed limit to prove the point.

In the real world I doubt you'd tell that much difference. The 335d has a smooth linear power delivery whereas the 330d has a nice single turbo shove. Yes, the 335d would be a tad quicker - but is thirstier, more road tax and costs around 2 grand or more to buy than a 330d. Weigh up yourself as to whether its really worth it or not.
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      06-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #26
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test dilemma

great to have all these opinions, but it does make it difficult. due to a foot injury,i do need an auto, so iguess what i`m asking is how a 330d coupe auto
compares to a 335d auto.(lci) have driven a 335d very briefly a couple of years back, and when i bought mine, my friend whose D it was had a go, and he was blown away by , as he said, how much quicker my `I` felt to him.
I feel a `back to back` session coming on.....
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