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Old 02-02-2012, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post
Mr. Emission,

It seems to me you have more to do than you can possibly do well by yourself. You would be much more productive with a dedicated assistant. I would be happy to fill that position. I'm confident I could add great value to your work.

OK, now the questions. IIRC, the "Driving Experience" switch affects the steering and throttle response. Is that correct? And these response settings can also be adjusted within iDrive.

What are the mechanical differences between the standard suspension and the sport suspension? What are the differences between the sport and the M Sport suspensions?

What and how will the M Adaptive suspension change the suspension settings with the sport suspension and the M Sport suspension, respectively?

Even BMW has indicated the N20, even with all their design efforts, is not able to match the inherent smoothness of the inline six. To the hardcore inline six and BMW enthusiast how will the N20 feel in comparison to an inline six?

Thanks for doing this.

You'd hate me even more if I brought you along... unlimited track time in someone else's car and with their tires...

The N20 isn't nearly as smooth as the N55. I immediately said it had a diesel-like idle... no fooling me. It will never feel or sound like an inline-six. On the other hand, it pulls really well once boost builds up (no worries there). Many of my friends (ahem, well-known magazine journalists) who drove on the track today prefer the 328i over the 335i due to its balance. I'll make my own determination.

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