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Old 02-01-2012, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SD 335is View Post
Mike, I think I mentioned this to you at the VDC Tour, but you just have one of the coolest jobs ever!

I'm particularly interested in the following:
  • How the new electric steering feels
  • Whether the 335i has the optional variable sport steering and how that feels

Overall, I am interested in your feedback on how the 335i steers, brakes, and accelerates. It will be interesting to get your feedback on the relative performance of the 328i vs. the 335i since they're now so close on paper.

Great track to wring out the new F30!
I can say that my first impression is that the steering in the 335i feels artificial (consider that I drive a '12 X5, one of the last pure hydraulic steering systems which BMW offers). However, after about ten minutes it felt pretty good. I need to mess with the settings (sport, normal, etc...) as they change feel too. More on that tomorrow.

- Mike
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