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Old 02-01-2012, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 4susan2 View Post
we are looking at a 328i sport trim with auto and paddle shifters. Currently driving an E46, and tested a 335D which felt big and bulky. I'm hoping the new model in 328i trim will feel a bit lighter on it's feet. Balance and feedback is what I think makes my BMW a joy... does this new 328i still have it?
I spent a lot of time in the 328i (non-sport) with the 8AT today. It feels very light and nimble.

Yes, it is very fun to drive... very much a BMW. However, my first impression is that the F30 isn't as quiet as some of its competitors -- there is audible road and wind noise at speed -- but some would argue they make the driving experience more involving.

BMW has focused tons on the safety, electronics and driver interface (ergonomics). This is good, actually, as they haven't screwed up the BMW dynamics.

I am going to do a 5-hour road trip on Friday afternoon (BMW is giving me a car to drive from Monterey to my home in Los Angeles). That will be telling.

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