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      07-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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2012 e93 owner new f30 test drive

Just got back from the Team USA event. Drove a red 335 sedan. I own a 2012 e93 (N55) m sport.
I still cant believe this new sedan feels faster and lighter than my coupe. Im kinda pissed! Same engine, so is the new 8 speed transmission that much of a difference. Im probably really going to buy a tune for my engine now! All the new features are pretty nice. The only thing i didnt like was the skinny steering wheel.
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well you did come from a heavier vert? sorry you bought the 2012 im goona wait it out til the f32 arrives lol. It sucks having old shit esp when the new shit rolls by you.
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      07-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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The E93 335i vert weighs 445 lbs more than than the F30 sedan. That's a pretty big matzo ball to be carrying around.
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Just got back from the Team USA event. Drove a red 335 sedan. I own a 2012 e93 (N55) m sport.
I still cant believe this new sedan feels faster and lighter than my coupe. Im kinda pissed! Same engine, so is the new 8 speed transmission that much of a difference. Im probably really going to buy a tune for my engine now! All the new features are pretty nice. The only thing i didnt like was the skinny steering wheel.
This is the reason why daddy should sit with you and explain a few things before handing over the keys

Joking aside:
- you are comparing the extra-weight convertible and a sedan
- you are comparing the newly released model to the old one (it is a competitive world, you know)
- you are comparing totally different transmissions

And then, you mentioned it "FEELS" faster which does not necessarily mean it is (although it should be in this case)...
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When I test drove one, it was smoother with the new transmission.

+1 for the steering wheel.

However, there was a difference in steering/handling which may take some time to get used to.

Liked the HUD though
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The E93 335i vert weighs 445 lbs more than than the F30 sedan. That's a pretty big matzo ball to be carrying around.
This, and the sport package will have a thicker wheel.
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well you did come from a heavier vert? sorry you bought the 2012 im goona wait it out til the f32 arrives lol. It sucks having old shit esp when the new shit rolls by you.
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well you did come from a heavier vert? sorry you bought the 2012 im goona wait it out til the f32 arrives lol. It sucks having old shit esp when the new shit rolls by you.
I am betting on a better 335/340 engine lineup when the F32 rolls out...
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How was that nice lightweight STEEL sub-frame on the F30? That and the electric power steering = seeya! And we got all bent out of shape with plastic sun visors, a missing cigarette lighter, and 3 catalytic converters being decontented!
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