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Old 11-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Lorenzzo Lorenzzo is offline
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Mein Auto: 2012 328i Sport
Never thought I'd want a 4 cyl. motor. Never thought I'd feel sportiness with an AT. Never thought I'd focus on balancing options/tech goodies with performance. Things have changed.

I chose the 328i because I preferred its feel and handling characteristics which are truly outstanding and found it to have more than enough power. The decision had nothing to do with cost. The car really comes alive when the handling is challenged. In your situation where you're going to trade off options against mainly engine difference, I think the decision is easy. The options in this car are a really enjoyable and significant part of the experience.

I would prioritize as follows:

Sportline
Premium Package
Technology Package
Sport Auto
Lighting
Heated Seats
Rear Camera
Parking

The sport auto provides a separate, sportier experience that works really well with the AT. You might save it for the funner roads but when used it would likely rekindle your love of the car. And both the 335i and the 328i are cars you can love.
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2012 328i Sport
2008 550i Sport
2005 E55
2002 M3
1988 BMW 325is
Never again anything larger than a 3 series sedan.
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