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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-18-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 17,637
Posted By DerekS
This is not true. The F30 is 6" shorter than E39...

This is not true. The F30 is 6" shorter than E39 (182" v's 188"); that's a significant difference in size !
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 17,637
Posted By DerekS
I have owned 4 different E9X versions, none of...

I have owned 4 different E9X versions, none of which could match the overall styling of my F30-335i M Sport. The styling of E90 sedan rear end remains unaccomplished and slightly awkward looking from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 10,038
Posted By DerekS
To be precise, the actual increase in weight,...

To be precise, the actual increase in weight, compared to the 328i, over the front axle of the 335i is 120.5 lbs.

The weight over the rear axle of the 335i is 12.5 lbs. more than the 328i. Total...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,181
Posted By DerekS
The E90-335d weighs 243 lbs more than the 335i,...

The E90-335d weighs 243 lbs more than the 335i, with that extra weight being evenly split between front and rear axles, resulting in an overall 50/50 weight distribution.
I have some regrets after...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,938
Posted By DerekS
Sorry, Jon, but I completely disagree with you on...

Sorry, Jon, but I completely disagree with you on this option (in Canada, it's two separate options).
Adaptive suspension and variable sport steering are both well worth the extra cost. :thumbup:
I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By DerekS
Congrats on your 335i order !! I am confident...

Congrats on your 335i order !! I am confident that you will be very satisfied with your choice of RWD, providing you install proper snow tires for winter use. I have been driving RWD BMWs for almost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,461
Posted By DerekS
Proper and safe driving technique requires TWO...

Proper and safe driving technique requires TWO hands on the steering wheel at all times. That's why BMW designers have provided TWO thumb rests on the steering wheel, so when your hands are correctly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 13,411
Posted By DerekS
I'm not sure what kind of incentives MB is...

I'm not sure what kind of incentives MB is offering in the USA, but in Canada, MB is offering 1.9% financing or lease compared to BMW's 3.9%. That's 2% makes a huge difference in payments for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By DerekS
330D M Sport

My suggestion re-tires would be to go for the 18" Style 400 alloys with 18" tires. These wheels/tires look great and ride well. The 19s will give you a firmer rider and will be more prone to damage...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-27-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DerekS
Before I took delivery of a previous E90-335d, my...

Before I took delivery of a previous E90-335d, my dealer agreed to swap the tires to Michelin PS2s. So, yes, tire swaps can be negotiated with a dealer BEFORE delivery.

As for the Goodyear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DerekS
If you are doing ED @ Munich, I think you would...

If you are doing ED @ Munich, I think you would be stuck with whatever tires come with your car. The folks at the factory would be unlikely or unable to swap tires. The good news is the Goodyear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By DerekS
BMW engineers disagree with statement. Every M...

BMW engineers disagree with statement. Every M car has a staggered set-up, as do the M Sport models. This is done to improve overall handling, not to diminish it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-24-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By DerekS
335i M Sport summer tires

My understanding is the default for USA is staggered summer performance tires for the 335i M Sport. They are the ideal choice for the 335i, IMO. The extra width on the rear really helps handling the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 66,425
Posted By DerekS
I went with a RWD M Sport for several reasons...

I went with a RWD M Sport for several reasons that have have been previously mentioned (lower ride height, sport suspension, better fuel economy, better weight distribution, less costly by $2K) and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-24-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By DerekS
The current crash/safety standards, met or...

The current crash/safety standards, met or exceeded by the F30 etc., are far more stringent than they were for the introduction of the E46, so your statement is not accurate.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,890
Posted By DerekS
Yes, I would agree ! The hockey-stick turn...

Yes, I would agree ! The hockey-stick turn signals don't help either.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By DerekS
Since last July, shares in BMW Ag have risen by...

Since last July, shares in BMW Ag have risen by 36%. :thumbup: Group sales and profits are going in the right direction. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-12-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,171
Posted By DerekS
I had Active Steering on a 2007 E92. Although I...

I had Active Steering on a 2007 E92. Although I got used to it, the change in steering ratio, as one steered into a tight corner, always seemed a bit un-natural. However, the Variable Sport Steering...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-09-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,390
Posted By DerekS
Agreed ! :thumbup: The F30 M Sport offers a...

Agreed ! :thumbup: The F30 M Sport offers a significant improvement in styling over the standard F30 lines.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-03-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 51,293
Posted By DerekS
I wonder how many of those were 'sold' to rental...

I wonder how many of those were 'sold' to rental car fleets ?

For all of Canada, ATS sales totalled only 72 units last month.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-01-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,116
Posted By DerekS
Spare tire for 335i M Sport w/M Sport barkes

If you come up with a spare tire that will fit the 335i M Sport with factory installed M Sport brakes (front rotors 370mm; rear 345mm), please post relevant information.

Thanks !
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-01-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,575
Posted By DerekS
[QUOTE=otonimus;7282845]When I first saw the F30...

[QUOTE=otonimus;7282845]When I first saw the F30 I was in love... now I've owned the car for about a month, and I must admit that the hood line/ front end is starting to look a bit odd...

The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-30-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,439
Posted By DerekS
As you and others have already pointed out, that...

As you and others have already pointed out, that G = gas guzzler, there are the practical considerations of the G vs F30. The Infiniti back seat and trunk are significantly smaller than the F30 and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By DerekS
Since you are ordering a top notch handling 335i...

Since you are ordering a top notch handling 335i M Sport, your car deserve's the staggered summer performance tires offered as standard by BMW. Don't handicap your car with all-seasons.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-27-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By DerekS
If you want your BMW to handle like it was...

If you want your BMW to handle like it was designed to do, then you should order summer performance tires. But if you are willing to accept compromised handling and traction, all-seasons would then...
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