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      09-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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F30 loan car

My car has gone in for a service today and I have been given my mates F30 320d Luxury, I wasn't to sure about these first time I saw them but I am very impressed now.

The car is very nice to drive (however I am used to a E92 335D with rubber bands for tyres ) inside it feels alot more modern, the cabin definately feels more spacious and I really like the LCD instruments, these give you lots of useful information and are intergrated to your media options as they should be on all modern cars.
It has the 8 speed auto box and this coupled with the 20D really shocked me how fast it gets going, it pulls in every gear very well.

I can't wait for them to release the 35D version now as I have an itch!!







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      09-19-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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The debate is on as to whether they will release a 35d, with the performance of the 30d being 0-60 in 5.6secs a 35d would need to be faster and then you start to tramp on the heels of the 335i and M3 albeit with a lot more economy. Also the 30d is reported to feel every bit as fast as the E9x 35d so should be worth a test drive.
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      09-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Nice, sounds good.

Why was you given your mates car? Is it his garage?
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      09-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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Nice, sounds good.

Why was you given your mates car? Is it his garage?
My mate is their salesman, sorry should have put that

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      09-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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No worries, thought you was just a bully lol

Although I don't know if he's done you a favour of is very clever making you want one
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The debate is on as to whether they will release a 35d, with the performance of the 30d being 0-60 in 5.6secs a 35d would need to be faster and then you start to tramp on the heels of the 335i and M3 albeit with a lot more economy. Also the 30d is reported to feel every bit as fast as the E9x 35d so should be worth a test drive.
I have been told this also however there is also mention that the 35D may be replaced by a so called diesel M car with the 550D engine which will be very nice, X drive is going to be an option on all models supposedly?
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      09-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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Although I don't know if he's done you a favour of is very clever making you want one
I realise this now
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      09-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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We don't get the 550d model here in UK so can't see them bringing a 3 with that engine here. Not sure why they don't bring them to UK when diesel car sales are so high.
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F30 340D

Read somewhere that the performance model will be the 340D with triple stage turbos, a 'detuned' 340bhp, a lot more torque and in iX version only.
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340bhp with Xdrive ......... that sounds a lot of fun but also a big old price tag I'm sure. Whether its worth the extra over the already well powered 330d remains to be seen.
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The debate is on as to whether they will release a 35d, with the performance of the 30d being 0-60 in 5.6secs a 35d would need to be faster and then you start to tramp on the heels of the 335i and M3 albeit with a lot more economy. Also the 30d is reported to feel every bit as fast as the E9x 35d so should be worth a test drive.
Not sure about "tramp on the heels of an 335i", it would certainly be much faster than a 335i with more BHP (if they were to fit the 313bhp unit from the 535d) and a shed load more torque! There is no reason to suggest it would be slower.

I think it would be very hot on the heels of the current E9X M3 and they'd have to make a pretty special F30 M3 to be a lot quicker.......

But as said, there is a lot of doubt if a new 335d will happen. There is a lot of speculation from old internet articles but I'm sure someone was saying recently there no plans for BMW to release a new 335d. Technically, no doubt they can do it - but marketing-wise, thats another thing and maybe for the above mentioned reasons they wont release it.
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Oh you are in Essex, innit.
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You like the interior?

I think it's gastly looks like a 18 year Japanese kid did it for his school design project and was just taking the mickey!
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You like the interior?

I think it's gastly looks like a 18 year Japanese kid did it for his school design project and was just taking the mickey!
I know what your saying and the photos don't do it any favours but it does grow on you
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We don't get the 550d model here in UK so can't see them bringing a 3 with that engine here. Not sure why they don't bring them to UK when diesel car sales are so high.
Its the XI which is not compatible with Right Hand Drive.

You can get an X5/X6 with the engine as there is more space under the bonnet.
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iDrive screen still looks like they forgot to include it in the design phase and added it later. Naff.
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...but it does grow on you
So do warts...!
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