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      09-07-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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E92 test drive event at dealer. Tail light / saddle brown / OEM spoiler pics here.

Below is the saddle brown interior on black sapphire.


Below is what my friend's RAZR thinks the saddle brown looks like. Neither his phone, nor my camera are very close in terms of reproducing the color.


The next few shots are of the OEM spoiler.





Shots of the lights:





On the last one, the car on the left is on the move, and you can see the brake lights activated.

The upper row of red that you see in the pic of the TiAg car on the right is from the reflection of the flash on the reflectors. The pics of the black car's lights and the silver car on the move more accurately reflect the appearance of the tail lights.
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      09-07-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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wow that spoiler is the pits.
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      09-07-2006, 08:25 PM   #3
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Driving Impressions

The 335i is a heck of a lot of fun. The test drive circuit they had us driving didn't really let us get up to speed. It was all local and residential, which is pretty much the standard test drive circuit they use. It's a rectangular route, which allows a little bit of room to get the car moving, but not much. It's silly, but I did get the car up to 70mph in 2nd gear.

I thought the Step was fun with the paddle shifters. The 6MT was more fun. The SA who was with me for the 6MT test drive encouraged me to go faster than I would have gone without his saying it was okay. It was then that I got a better idea of what this car is capable of. He told me to really lean into the throttle in 2nd gear and get myself up to 70. So, it was time for . The exhaust note was satisfying to me. Not really a throaty note, but kind of a sweetly competent-sounding growl. It was great to hear the car as I leaned into the throttle. One could really tell that the car would fly if I let it off its short leash. As I got into turn 3, I was able to get a little room to floor it from a stoplight. I thought felt that rear end kind of kick loose a bit, but I'm not really sure. I was too caught up in the rush of the launch. We saw a cop on the far side of the "highway" so I had to kind of slow down, but, again, I got an indication of what this car might be able to do. The car's engine and power delivery were very nice. I didn't really get the opportunity to see how the car handled in the twisties, because there were none really, unfortunately. The car is fun, and I thought it was stunning.

Conclusion:
Out of all the E9x that I've driven, this one is by far the best.
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wow that spoiler is the pits.
It was pretty flimsy, I thought. It vibrated like crazy when I shut the trunk. Maybe, it'll look better in better light, but I'm not really high on it.
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yech, i dont think beemers ever looked good with any 'elevated' types of wings. they get by fine w/ subtle lip style wings.
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It was pretty flimsy, I thought. It vibrated like crazy when I shut the trunk. Maybe, it'll look better in better light, but I'm not really high on it.
That's what I was afraid of

It's hard to tell (especially in black), but if they had just made it solid w/o the space;
it would probably look pretty good.

Well I guess we'll just have to wait for aftermarket product
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the spoiler looks like dog manure, OMG
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wow that spoiler is the pits.
I think it's ugly, and I still like it better than the E90's lip spoiler. I guess that says something.

My favorite is the tiny lip spoiler on the lid of the E60 M5's trunk. Really similar to the one on the E46 M3. That one is so sick.
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Guy #1: "Hanz, I know zee window switches have always been next to zee shifter in zee 3er cars, but I think ve should move them to zee door!"
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I think it's ugly, and I still like it better than the E90's lip spoiler. I guess that says something.

My favorite is the tiny lip spoiler on the lid of the E60 M5's trunk. Really similar to the one on the E46 M3. That one is so sick.
IIRC the E46 M3 spoiler is a tiny little lip, but the E60 M5 spoiler is more of a little wedge. They seem pretty different to me. Both rock, I agree.:rocks:
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Is the wheel the same as in the e90? I want that chrome piece for my car.
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Definitely not a fan of that spoiler.
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From what I can see, that spoiler is
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From what I can see, that spoiler is
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how does the black compare to the silver?

...from the pics i would choose the black
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how does the black compare to the silver?

...from the pics i would choose the black
I saw both in person at the dealer, and while the silver does not look bad by any means, I would also pick the black.

But, if you were to judge from my past track record of color choices, you might consider me biased.
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I think that perhaps threads like this are the reason I don't visit E90Fanatics or E46Fanatics anymore.

Guy #1: "Hanz, I know zee window switches have always been next to zee shifter in zee 3er cars, but I think ve should move them to zee door!"
Guy #2: "But zee doors are already designed and ve do not have time to re-design them!"
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Thanks for posting...can't wait to see the saddle in person.
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I test drove today

I drove the 335 today. I am ordering one this week. Everything i read says the suspension is worthy. I personally felt it had a little to much left to right sway (maybe it did maybe it didn't). I don't care, I cant afford to step into the higher end market, I love bmw, and for now this car can rock my world. I told the saleman that i made the mistake of not turning up the speakers when i bought my first stereo in high school and I try never to make the mistake of not fully testing something out. I could tell he was a little nervous when the speedometer hit 120 getting on the freeway ha, this car is gonna be too much juice for the unwise everyday driver. I think I will order a white one. I would order black but i hate the chrome trim around the door, it looks like something you would buy a Checker.
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