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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:55 AM
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I realized my confusion came from the X1. You cannot order the X1 with M sport and a heated steering wheel. Very strange, I think its the same wheel.

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can i get 19 inch 2PF upgrade on 328i M sport?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:20 AM
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can i get 19 inch 2PF upgrade on 328i M sport?
Unfortunately the 19" 2PF is only offered on the 335i M sport F30.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/BMW-20...ring-Guide.pdf

You can check with your dealer to see what they can do for you or sell your stock wheels and pick up some aftermarket 19"s.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:42 PM
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Unfortunately the 19" 2PF is only offered on the 335i M sport F30.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/BMW-20...ring-Guide.pdf

You can check with your dealer to see what they can do for you or sell your stock wheels and pick up some aftermarket 19"s.
how about 430?
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:51 AM
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Not following your question.

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What I meant was if there is an upgrade for $900 available on 328i m sports from 400 to 430 rims?
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:02 PM
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not for 900...probably 4000
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not for 900...probably 4000
But i am already too poor after coughing up 50K lol. No room for 4K add on
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:29 PM
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But i am already too poor after coughing up 50K lol. No room for 4K add on
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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What I meant was if there is an upgrade for $900 available on 328i m sports from 400 to 430 rims?
Do you mean 403 rims?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:55 PM
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Do you mean 403 rims?
yes! 430 rims, 7 spoke, 19 inch
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:04 AM
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2PF is for the 403 rims. You can probably get them as a dealer installed option but as posted above it is going to be several thousand. You're better of getting the car, selling the stock rims and getting aftermarket wheels and tires.

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The horsepower number for the N20 is incorrect as stated (245). Should be 240.
"BMW had decided" -> "BMW has decided".
"increase cooling capabilities" -> "increased cooling capabilities".
This has nothing to do with your post. I was impressed with the mileage on your 2003 -325.
My wife has a 325 cic with 84 K mi on it, she is not a car person but loves this automobile. I have been hit hard in the last year with repairs, (indy). Starter, alternator, etc. Water pump is original and I'm thinking of replacing it before the summer to avoid trouble. Do you do your own repairs? Any suggestions for me? I know my wife would like to keep this car another 10 years, Thanks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:10 AM
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This has nothing to do with your post. I was impressed with the mileage on your 2003 -325.
My wife has a 325 cic with 84 K mi on it, she is not a car person but loves this automobile. I have been hit hard in the last year with repairs, (indy). Starter, alternator, etc. Water pump is original and I'm thinking of replacing it before the summer to avoid trouble. Do you do your own repairs? Any suggestions for me? I know my wife would like to keep this car another 10 years, Thanks.
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Not sure what to recommend. I use an indy (don't do any repairs myself). The car is quite expensive to maintain -- probably $2K - $4K in maintenance each year depending on miles driven (I used to do about 25K miles a year). Yours seems to be very low mileage, so I would think it would tend to the lower end of that range. The mechanic had suggested replacing the entire cooling system at ~120K because he said a lot of the parts/hoses are plastic and they are susceptible to cracking -- that was perhaps the most expensive preventative non-scheduled piece of work I had done.
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Not sure what to recommend. I use an indy (don't do any repairs myself). The car is quite expensive to maintain -- probably $2K - $4K in maintenance each year depending on miles driven (I used to do about 25K miles a year).
Wow, with that high a yearly mileage, a lease would be very expensive but think about the maintenance savings with a lease: no maint ever if you lease every 3 years, probably less tire purchases over the course of 3 years, free loaner/less hassle factors, $500 every 3 years from BMWCCA, a new car every 3 years, probably safer with newer parts & technology, etc.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:39 AM
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Wow, with that high a yearly mileage, a lease would be very expensive but think about the maintenance savings with a lease: no maint ever if you lease every 3 years, probably less tire purchases over the course of 3 years, free loaner/less hassle factors, $500 every 3 years from BMWCCA, a new car every 3 years, probably safer with newer parts & technology, etc.

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Normally, I would completely dismiss leasing. Even now I would probably not lease. But I do realize that given the weird interest rate environment we are in, leasing looks very favorable. And the weird environment is likely to continue for many years...in fact, I don't see how we can get out of it.
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Will the 2014 320 and 328 8 speed automatic have the ability to SAIL or COAST?

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Are you asking if you can flip it into neutral while moving at speed? I suppose it's possible, but I sure as hell am not going to do it. Not only is it somewhat unsafe to have the vehicle not under power while traveling at real speed, but in some states it's illegal. The car is already a fuel miser. If you want to hyper mile you should get something smaller with a manual transmission and have at it.
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I think you missed the point ninja but out of curiosity ... which states have laws against putting cars in neutral at speed?
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I think you missed the point ninja but out of curiosity ... which states have laws against putting cars in neutral at speed?
I believe it is illegal in CA. Other states (like my state of CO) have laws about needing to have the vehicle under powered control and powered stopping which implies neutral coast might not be in full compliance.

There are references in this wiki article about why neutral coast might be unsafe in some circumstances.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy-efficient_driving

As to "missing the point" my point is that buying a $45,000+ sports sedan with automatic transmission and obsessing about fuel economy to the point of neutral coasting or driving like there's an egg between your foot and the gas pedal is stupid (and a waste). If someone is that concerned with fuel Econ then buy a more appropriate vehicle, like a Prius.

The F30 gets very good fuel economy for a sporty car. You can opt for the 320i version if you are obsessed with fuel economy or get the manual transmission and hypermille it. They even have an economy mode if u want the car to be a snooze fest.


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Thanks Ninja,

I understand your point but I think you are missing MY point.

My question was and still is, Will the 2014 320 and 328 8 speed automatic have the ability to SAIL or COAST? Sailing is the term used by some other German manufacturers to refer to the ability of the transmission to decouple from the engine allowing the car to sail or coast without the negative impact of engine braking.
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I see. Failure to communicate. Sail and coast are kind of generic terms. I'm not sure if anyone here would know mechanically the 2014 cars will be identical to the 2013 and I'm not familiar with that particular feature v


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Question for all the 2013/2014 328 owners - Since the mirrors are autodimming and heated, do they come standard with power fold in/fold out function with the press of the button by the window controls ?

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Question for all the 2013/2014 328 owners - Since the mirrors are autodimming and heated, do they come standard with power fold in/fold out function with the press of the button by the window controls ?

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Since no one answered this I got my car today and power folding mirrors r standard on 2013 and 2014 328i

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Since no one answered this I got my car today and power folding mirrors r standard on 2013 and 2014 328i

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