11-15-2012, 02:49 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New York
Join Date: Jan 2011
Mein Auto: 2008 535i.F30 335i
Only real advice I can give you: Go test drive both.
Originally Posted by kobechrome
Ah it's good to be back on the forums - what a great resource for enthusiasts, buyers, and novices. I posted here hundreds of times in the span of 2-3 months back in 2005-2006 when I bought my 2006 E90 325i. After 104k sweet miles, it's time to retire my E90 and come back here for some more excellent opinions.
Now I'm debating the 328xi vs 335xi (Yes - I'm a lazy owner who doesn't want to change tires
2x/year). Coming from my 2006 with 215HP and 185lb/torque, will the 300/300 335 be too much of a shock? I am looking for something with more ooomph. I love my E90 but always wished I had a little more power. I know the 328 is no slouch at 245/258. I've even read the 328 outhandles the 335 which is interesting.
I haven't gotten into too much configuration yet and money while is somewhat of an issue, it is really more secondary this time around. So really I'm think between the following 2 configs:
Dynamic Handling Package
So for the same price, on the 328 I get the MSport and Premium package since xenons are standard on the 335. Is this worth the tradeoff for the 6 cyclinder engine and 50HP/50Torque. I'd be curious to hear thoughts on handling of 328 vs 335 because I've heard differing opinions. What's important to me is a nice balance of power and handling (understanding that my current 2006 E90 is underpowered IMO).
I have a 335i and I never driven a 328, so I won't debate on who handles better ( 335i is just fine to me but I come from an E60 which is a bigger car) but one thing is for sure IMO is that MSPORT is a must for this car.
Last edited by cheikh82; 11-15-2012 at 02:50 PM.