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Old 10-17-2012, 06:10 AM
Jamesonsviggen Jamesonsviggen is offline
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Originally Posted by 328i2013 View Post
So, you guys are basically agreeing and saying that "out of the box" BMW's flagship car is not the "Ultimate Driving Machine". It needs mods and bigger wheels and packages and such. Sad.

I'm loving the car, don't get me wrong. It drives very well. Just not fast enough. I of course knew it wasn't going to handle like my Cooper S.
1)- Is it broken in?
2) If so, have you did a soft launch in SPORT mode, shifting at 6500?(I think you have a 6mt)

If so, and you still think the car is under performing...the problem is you.


You got a base model, base engine 3 series.

A couple of years ago you would have a car that had a large gap compared to the 6.

Your N20 has shrunken the gap quite a bit with a car trapping at nearly 100mph. That is 5+mph faster than a Mini S.

So what were your expectations. For $375 these can be tuned to run 4.9 to 60, 13.5 at 104mph. Again, what are your expectations for a base engine 3?

E36/7: Dinan/RMS stage 2+ blower@11-16lbs of BOOST! 18" BBS LM's, too much more to list
F30: 6mt, SOLD

'06 Saab 9-5 wagon 5mt LSD, clipped turbo, 19psi, 400ft lbs of tq