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      03-19-2014, 07:15 AM   #1
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325i to 520i...any thoughts?

I went to pick up my car at BMW from service (regular oil change) and decided to walk around the showroom while waiting.

Big mistake.

They have 520i promotion from today. Its basically the same as before but now the price is 499k. It still includes below options for free:
* LED lights
* sunroof
* comfort access keyless
* backup camera
* automatic tailgate

And they one car with the exact color combo I wanted (sophisto gray+cinnamon brown).

I have it reserved and need to decide in 24hrs. main concern was lack of power, but I immediately arranged a test drive and the seems to fell just as fast as the 325i.

I am a bit tired of the 325 and want a bit bigger car (kids...) and I do like all the free toys. I hardly get to push the car so perf is just ok. Ideally I want a 528i with Nav and hifi camera but that is 700k vs 500k here and the options are never worth anything anyways so this seems like a no brainer.

I feel with the discount and all the toys, i am in good shape for depreciation even if i decide to sell after 1 year. Any reason to *not* get the car?
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go for it! just get an ecu remap or piggy back after!
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Buy the 5 and keep the 3.
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I wouldn't mind, but just consider, in HK I pay more for parking then someone in the USA pays to lease a new 328i.
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I wouldn't mind, but just consider, in HK I pay more for parking then someone in the USA pays to lease a new 328i.
Amen, Brother!
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Decided to go for the 520i.
* Sophisto Gray
* Cinnamon Brown
* LED headlights
* Multifunction instrument cluster
* Comfort access/automatic tailgate/rear camera
* sunroof

under 500k so happy with the deal. was looking at the new x5 m sport diesel with was almost 2x the price but decided to wait a year or two for it. i figure i can trade in two years a get a good deal on below.

NBT navigation retrofit and stereo upgrade right away after pickup.
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Hi,
very nice choice, is the 520i a 2 litre turbo? you got the 2.5ltr or 3.0 ltd 325i?

Thanks..
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very nice choice, is the 520i a 2 litre turbo? you got the 2.5ltr or 3.0 ltd 325i?

Thanks..
2.5l i6 325i to 2.0l i4 turbo 520i
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I like interior use cinnamon brown too....
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2.5l i6 325i to 2.0l i4 turbo 520i
hmmn, is the performance the same? which is faster u feel? just curious..
pics of your new ride would be great

Thanks..
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2.5l i6 325i to 2.0l i4 turbo 520i
hmmn, is the performance the same? which is faster u feel? just curious..
pics of your new ride would be great

Thanks..
The 520i feels faster which was unexpected.
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It's here

Some pics of my baby!
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Looks fantastic
any idea the 0-100 times of the 520i ?

Thanks..
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Looks fantastic
any idea the 0-100 times of the 520i ?

Thanks..
I think it's quoted at 7.9s.
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The 520i feels faster which was unexpected.
I think it feels faster because of the turbo. The low end torque gives amazing pick up. I would imagine the 325i would be faster since they have similar power output but the 5 is heavier.
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