E90Post
 


GT Haus
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > 2012 e93 owner new f30 test drive



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
fmusignac
Private
United_States
0
Rep
55
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 335i Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: West Des Moines, IA

iTrader: (0)

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.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
#Tee
Chronic trollololer level 60
#Tee's Avatar
77
Rep
4,876
Posts

 
Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

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.
__________________

#TeamStretchNpoke IG:Tee212

custom cf rear side diffuser add ons for sale (e9x,M3s,f3x) pm me for details. thread http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=962442
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
Zechariaha
Lieutenant
9
Rep
573
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: OC, Yorba Linda

iTrader: (0)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
gatoman39
Major
gatoman39's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
1,347
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 335 M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
The E93 335i vert weighs 445 lbs more than than the F30 sedan. That's a pretty big matzo ball to be carrying around.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 08:00 AM   #5
SpartanGA
First Lieutenant
United_States
3
Rep
388
Posts

 
Drives: TBD
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

apples/oranges
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #6
dr335is
Brigadier General
54
Rep
4,973
Posts

 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmusignac View Post
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)...
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #7
drevil2k2
First Lieutenant
drevil2k2's Avatar
Canada
3
Rep
397
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 B8.5 S4
Join Date: May 2012
Location: GTA

iTrader: (4)

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
__________________
Organized crime is alive and well: It's called auto insurance
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
DASHOCKER
The power of V!
DASHOCKER's Avatar
Germany
34
Rep
1,867
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe steptronic
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1998 Lexus Gs400  [0.00]
2010 ebony & ivory  [0.00]
2006 BMW X3  [0.00]
2009 pics  [0.00]
2009 e92 335 xdrive  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to DASHOCKER
ummm... convertible is heavy.
__________________
2007 335 coupe Alpine white, steptronic, sportpack, etc. (gone)
2006 X3 3.0 steptronic Titanium Silver, 2009 E92 335xdrive, next.... Caddy CTS_V! 13 Lincoln MKZ? hmmm.
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #9
Blubaron79
Colonel
Blubaron79's Avatar
25
Rep
2,025
Posts

 
Drives: '14 435 XDrive
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatoman39 View Post
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.
__________________
'14 435 XDrive: Mineral Grey, MSport, 19's, Coral Leather, Alum. Trim, Every option (except Active Cruise), MPPK, black grille, clear bra.

335 xDrive on order. (needed a 4 door for work..)
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
JohnSprm69
Lieutenant Colonel
33
Rep
1,977
Posts

 
Drives: AW e92
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by StretchNpoke View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
Blubaron79
Colonel
Blubaron79's Avatar
25
Rep
2,025
Posts

 
Drives: '14 435 XDrive
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by StretchNpoke View Post
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...
__________________
'14 435 XDrive: Mineral Grey, MSport, 19's, Coral Leather, Alum. Trim, Every option (except Active Cruise), MPPK, black grille, clear bra.

335 xDrive on order. (needed a 4 door for work..)
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
John 070
Lieutenant General
157
Rep
11,509
Posts

 
Drives: 335i cpe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: ZSP/ZPP/ZCW

iTrader: (0)

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!
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST