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      01-29-2010, 07:51 AM   #441
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      01-29-2010, 09:53 AM   #442
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After soaking in all the reviews and the available technical details, I think the iS is the best enthusiast bimmer short of an M offered in the USA/CDN market in the past 30 years. Arguably one of the best high performance daily drivers ever. My only complaints are no LSD and a price tag over 50k. That, and no E90iS for the moment, which, with three kids, is a deal breaker for me. Still, via EuroDelivery and shrewd bargaining, an E92iS could be had with DCT and HK stereo for <49k including your air ticket. This is huge, in terms of BMW being willing to address the enthusiast. I am really, really happy with this development.

If the BMW Perf engine tune kit is upgraded to this level (i.e., includes the 370 ft lbs. over boost), I am all over it.
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      01-29-2010, 09:58 AM   #443
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After soaking in all the reviews and the available technical details, I think the iS is the best enthusiast bimmer short of an M offered in the USA/CDN market in the past 30 years. Arguably one of the best high performance daily drivers ever. ...
Well - interesting - you [ and I ] definitely appear to be in the minority...
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335iS Coupe suspension ??

Looking through the Order Guide just posted:
So - no "Sport Package" - and no "M Sport Package" shown for the 335iS Coupe.
Does that mean the M Sport suspension is 'standard' on the 335iS Coupe?
A couple of reviews said that the Sport suspension was standard....?
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The cars at Estoril had the M-sport suspension, and all reports are that the iS will have that suspension set-up. Some confusion ensues because BMW does not delineate between the two in some instances, and the Euro spec cars sometimes have had a different labeling scheme than USA cars.
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The cars at Estoril had the M-sport suspension, and all reports are that the iS will have that suspension set-up. . .
Well - not all reports:
"The suspension brings no surprises either, unless you are surprised by the fact that it is unchanged from the sport suspension setup for the standard 3 Series." -
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http://www.insideline.com/bmw/3-seri...rst-drive.html
Apparently, they are confused...
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      01-29-2010, 10:27 AM   #447
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"Being holistic sorts, BMW has also firmed up the springy bits underneath to help deal with the 335i's added aggression. An off-the-rack M-suspension pack drops the ride height by 10 millimeters and stiffer shocks and springs have been substituted, all particularly welcome changes in light of the fact that we had only ever driven on the circuit once before – and that was the previous afternoon."
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The confusion originates from "sport" becoming standard on the E92, and then getting the M-sport spec spring and dampers.

In my recent experience, it is almost impossible to sort out what is what short of looking at the tags on the springs. There is a lot of fine-tuning going on, with Steptronic equipped cars having different springs than manual tranny ones etc.

Bottom line here is you can be assured that the iS will have the tightest suspension available. You don't need to select (or pay extra) suspension.
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      01-29-2010, 10:38 AM   #449
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The confusion originates ...

Bottom line here is you can be assured that the iS will have the tightest suspension available. You don't need to select (or pay extra) suspension.
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Well - interesting - you [ and I ] definitely appear to be in the minority...
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Looking very seriously at ED of a 335iS - for next Spring...
I don't think the votes are in on this yet. What do you expect current owners with piggys to say?

Who among us would not have jumped at this iS option when we first bought our 335s? 370 ft lbs. stock? All the Euro M-sport goodies and more? Extra cooling? New HPFP (fingers crossed that this one is bullet-proof)? DCT? Awesome exhaust?

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I don't think the votes are in on this yet. What do you expect current owners with piggys to say?

Who among us would not have jumped at this iS option when we first bought our 335s? 370 ft lbs. stock? All the Euro M-sport goodies and more? Extra cooling? New HPFP (fingers crossed that this one is bullet-proof)? DCT? Awesome exhaust?

I really wanna give this engine a try. As much as love the N54 powerplant, it lost some of the that BMW's surgical precision you get with their NA offerings. I could never get my right foot to do he right thing when the car is driven at its very limit, the onset of the boost seems to upset the car a bit.
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I'm curious to know if the sunroof delete option will be avialble, it'd be nice if they took it a little extreme and offered an a/c delete to, lol-

It's nice to see some support for the 335iS in this thread now..
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i am still so trumped by this whole dilemma - really want a 335is but think its more logical to get a 335 w performance suspension then mod it accordingly as tuners adapt ...

plus its a bit cheaper and i really hate those black mirrors and not a fan of black tips on exhaust either, lets start a GROUP BUY on color-matching mirror covers!!!

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The cars at Estoril had the M-sport suspension, and all reports are that the iS will have that suspension set-up. Some confusion ensues because BMW does not delineate between the two in some instances, and the Euro spec cars sometimes have had a different labeling scheme than USA cars.
from Car and Driver:

"New gray-painted, split-five-spoke wheels are the only change to the chassis, despite the extra power—there are no tweaks or modifications to the suspension or brakes."

it is the regular sport suspension, nothing new ... shitty
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I'm curious to know if the sunroof delete option will be avialble, it'd be nice if they took it a little extreme and offered an a/c delete to, lol-

It's nice to see some support for the 335iS in this thread now..
can u delete and add carbon fiber?lol
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THe F-gen 3-series coupe.... when is that slated to appear??

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September 2013. Again, this assumes the E9x timeline continues to follow the normal BMW cycle.
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There seems to be conflicting info about if the suspension gets changed. The majority of the sites seem to say no change but then the autoblog preview says the exact opposite and with relative detail:

"BMW has also firmed up the springy bits underneath to help deal with the 335i's added aggression. An off-the-rack M-suspension pack drops the ride height by 10 millimeters and stiffer shocks and springs have been substituted"

Who should I believe?
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Don't believe anyone yet. Wait for more info....
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The Coupe's suspension is standard M-sport..ie NO CHANGE

The Vert's is improved.. ride height is dropped and firmed.. It is the E93 version if the 335is that is most changed/improved..


"Because 335i coupes come standard with the sedan's M Sport suspension anyway, there is virtually no change to the hardtop's chassis specifications, but the convertible is lowered 0.4 inch and its spring and damper rates are firmed up to coupe/M Sport specs. Coupes and convertibles get 335is-specific five-twin-spoke wheels as standard, with 19s optional."



http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz0eCiJ1Hh3

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Would the 18" style 313 wheels be available as either rims only or rims/tire package for the e90? I know that there is a 19" package already available but I am just curious. If so, would it fit the e90 without problems?

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Would the 18" style 313 wheels be available as either rims only or rims/tire package for the e90? I know that there is a 19" package already available but I am just curious. If so, would it fit the e90 without problems?

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if I remember correctly the wheels on the rear of the e92 are a bit less aggressive than the e90's so they should fit but might need some small spacers to be pushed out how most people want them to look.
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