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      10-09-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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E90 335i vs. E60 550i

First of all, I'm not an avid street traffic dodging racer. I was having some fun slapping around a 545i when we rolled up to a 550i, gorgeous car, black on dark tint. It was all three of us at the light filling up all three lanes, the 545i, 335i, and 550i. I was surprised by the 550i actually running me off the line because I was not expecting him to floor it. He stomped on it so I stood on it and gained back a half car length of the full length he took on me when he caught me by surprise. We ran even (I was at 90 percent throttle) through second gear and I began walking once I hit third (it seems like the 335i has a real solid 3rd gear, lots of raw torque at the bottom end) when he shut it down around 80 mph, maybe a little higher. We did a few rolls (unofficial, no beeping) where he never passed me. Finally, we got up to another light when a 30 year old business man rolled his window down and we complemented each other's car, him saying how surprised and impressed he was with the 335i.

I am completely bone stock and I did not launch off the line nor did I go right when he did. I am surprised by how quick this car is off the line and wanted to say how beautiful a car this is...it was certainly something special to me having three new BMWs lined up at a light together. Anybody run a 550i with your 335i stock? He was stock, too. I didn't really get a chance to run him to where the 335i shines best in the mid-range. I've noticed I've walked a lot of cars that are a close 1st and 2nd gear race when I've hit third. I am stepstronic and was using DS and paddles. Those Germans build a fine car!!! It's funny about a 335i owner drooling over the 550i while the 550i owner was drooling over the 335i.
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      10-10-2007, 04:06 AM   #2
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Turbo cars are the best in the world...i would not trade my car for 320i in any way, not even drunk...not sure for 325i either...turbo is the best thing that happened to car industry
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how did you stand on the throttle but held your car to 90% throttle?

typically, if you're racing, your pushing that pedal to the floor...
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I love the 55 mph shift-to-3rd-and-punch-it maneuver.
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I love the 55 mph shift-to-3rd-and-punch-it maneuver.
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      10-10-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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By 'stood on it' I didn't mean literally and I figured I'd be able to shut him down without going all the way to the floor with it, just for kicks. He just got too good a jump on me that I should have literally stood on it to take it back....I was walking without being floor but he shut it down when I started to walk when I caught up.
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      10-10-2007, 10:53 PM   #7
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i actually thought the 550 is faster than the 335 at least on a roll
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i actually thought the 550 is faster than the 335 at least on a roll
Nothing is faster than the 335. NOTHING!
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Nothing is faster than the 335. NOTHING!
the speed of light is............
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