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      01-17-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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F31 330d XDrive

More appropriate in the F30/31 Forum I know but worth a mention here for those who aren't watching that forum.

BMW have released several new versions of F30/31 including the Xdrive models. The 330d Xdrive is 0-60 in 5.4 secs with very decent economy, gotta be a winner.

335i F31 also announced, 0-60 in 5.2 secs but 15mpg average less than the 330d. Totally different car I know.
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And neither of them coming with a proper gearbox!
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When will the new 335d be released though!?
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      01-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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This was posted by someone in the F30 forum:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__2224

No sign of a 335d. Maybe there wont be one is the 330d is quite quick (well....headline 0-62 figures anyway).
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      01-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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.....The 330d Xdrive is 0-60 in 5.4 secs with very decent economy, gotta be a winner....
Slight techinically, thats 0-62 not 0-60 so the real 0-60 would be nearer to 5 secs.

Also the F30 330d xdrive saloon is 0-62 in 5.3 (I guess people may be slightly more interested in this one).
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And neither of them coming with a proper gearbox!

Have you tried the new 8 speed auto ???............. its a revelation.

335/340d most dealers seem to reckon won't show up unti the new 4 Series Coupe is launched, thats what happened with the 335d in the E90 which appeared after the E92 launch. Thats likely to be a good bit down the line and it needs to show a decent performance increase over the current 330d which is already a decently swift motor.
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      01-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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IF the difference between the 330d and 335i is so small, the 335d will surely be quicker than the 335i?

Loving the F31 330d xDrive
Hopefully in a few years time I can get one second hand
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      01-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #9
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Have you tried the new 8 speed auto ???............. its a revelation.
Yup. BMW has taken the decision out of the purchasers hands by only offering the auto. It's great, for an auto, but not great for those of us who like 3 pedals in the footwell.
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But BMW have not made a decent manual for 8 years now.


Actually, I was in a 116i recently and that was actually a nice gearbox and clutch.
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Love it. I just couldn't wait for this and ended up with my 335d, but would have much preferred an F31 X-Drive. Will be grabbing a test drive when they get to my dealer, and going over some numbers.

Saying that, I think I would prefer it in the 5-series now. The 3 is a little small.
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They are only that quick because the 4wd. Don't expect them to be massively rapid rolling.
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I'd be amazed if they don't introduce a new 335 or 340d.. They would be missing a trick.

Makes sense that it may come when the 4 series is released.
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I'd be amazed if they don't introduce a new 335 or 340d.. They would be missing a trick.

Makes sense that it may come when the 4 series is released.
The 330d seems to have replaced the 335d i reckon. Its using the latest N57 Twin turbo unit. If anything i would say a 340d M or something along those lines.
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I'd be amazed if they don't introduce a new 335 or 340d.. They would be missing a trick.

Makes sense that it may come when the 4 series is released.
335d is to be phased out at the end of the e92 production , already phased out in the states .. being replaced by 335i + electric motor which is supposed to give you the same torque and better mpg than a 35d .. i'm a bit hmmm about that
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      01-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #16
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The 330d seems to have replaced the 335d i reckon. Its using the latest N57 Twin turbo unit. If anything i would say a 340d M or something along those lines.
The 330D is still a single turbo in the F30
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The 330D is still a single turbo in the F30
Are you sure about that?
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...ht=330d+engine
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Still a single turbo. The "Twin Power Turbo" doesn't mean twin turbo. I believe it refers to the twin scrolls in the turbo.
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Still a single turbo. The "Twin Power Turbo" doesn't mean twin turbo. I believe it refers to the twin scrolls in the turbo.
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I'd be disappointed if it was twin turbo and only pushing 258 bhp
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Still a single turbo. The "Twin Power Turbo" doesn't mean twin turbo. I believe it refers to the twin scrolls in the turbo.
Indeed, stand corrected there. Sure I was reading some tech spec that claimed Twin turbo... power was higher too 298bhp rings a bell...whereas its actually 258bhp. Looks to be fed by 2 manifolds... shall look into this!
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