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Old 10-28-2013, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by kk22 View Post
535i happy medium I almost got the 528i when test driving these cars since I am driving mine 90% in city traffic. However what won me over was the smoothness of the 6 rather than the extra power. That was a bonus. I think I am sold on this medium size platform but ALL the F10 models can gain from losing some heft. I often ponder about going back to a 335i, S4 size but the feel and materials of those cars are clearly a step below.

Perhaps you can downsize on your next BMW but surely drive all three to take your decision. In the meanwhile you better enjoy the king of the highway feel cause there will always be some times when you will crave more Powah!
+1, All three models are excellent cars with different personalities. I prefer the feel of less weight over the front wheels. It was the same back when I had my E39, I much preferred the 6 over the V8, but I can surely understand how addictive the power from the V8 is. It's all about what is more important to you. For me, having the 704 suspension was more important than having Xdrive and I live in New England where it's tough to find a non-Xdrive F10 because of our weather. For me it was about having sportier handling and less weight, but everyone's priorities are different.
Don't forget that there is a new kid in town, the 535d. It doesn't have the power of the V8, but is still fun to drive because of all the low end torque and it handles pretty nice. So drive all four.
I guess the bottom line is you can't go wrong with any of the F10 models IMO, they are all great cars, just figure out what attributes you care about most.

European delivery 9/13/2014, 2014 535d MSport, Carbon Black, Mocha Nappa, Anthracite trim Cold Weather Package, Driver Assistance Package, Harman Kardon, SAT, Multi Contour Seats, Michelin Pilot Super Sports
Past BMWs
1997 528i
2001 530i Sport pkg.-ED then 265K glorious miles, gone but not forgotten....
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