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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:18 AM
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:21 AM
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Yep, the weight decrease definitely helps as well as the Msport package on the E92 .

If you got the Msport on the F10 I'm sure it would be closer, but still a drastic difference.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:02 AM
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I believe TJ has DHP on his car, so it's the same as MSport less the cosmetics.

TJ, congrats....what's it replacing? And what transmission does it have?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:08 AM
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I believe TJ has DHP on his car, so it's the same as MSport less the cosmetics.

TJ, congrats....what's it replacing? And what transmission does it have?
Yes. MSport on the F10 versus a sport version with DHP is the same. (this is still confusing people).
I got the automatic with paddles shifter. I know this car should be a stick, but you can't drive a stick in Hollywood and stay sane.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:22 AM
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Now that's what I'm talking about! Congrats! ( Don't forget to get a trickle charger to the F10, the battery doesn't like being unused... )

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:59 AM
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Congratulations! Absolutely gorgeous! An excellent addition to the stable. I'm sure you will have unbridled fun with the "baby beast." I look forward to reading your (always) insightful and informative review.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:43 AM
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Yes. MSport on the F10 versus a sport version with DHP is the same. (this is still confusing people).
I got the automatic with paddles shifter. I know this car should be a stick, but you can't drive a stick in Hollywood and stay sane.
Exactly, and that's why I've always said they got it wrong about which stick Divine Brown was handling for Hugh Grant.

Grats on the lovely!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:15 PM
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very awesome! looks terrific. congrats!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:28 PM
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I took it up into the hills last night. I kinda get what people are saying about the F10's size and steering after driving this car, but it's not really an apples to apples comparison. On the freeway, this thing is bouncing around. Sure, I like to "feel" the road, and it's all good for 20-30 minutes. But I can't imagine driving this thing to Vegas. I think I would get pretty worn out. It's fast as sh*t though. I'm contemplating getting the power pack for it, but that will come later.
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I took it up into the hills last night. I kinda get what people are saying about the F10's size and steering after driving this car, but it's not really an apples to apples comparison. On the freeway, this thing is bouncing around. Sure, I like to "feel" the road, and it's all good for 20-30 minutes. But I can't imagine driving this thing to Vegas. I think I would get pretty worn out. It's fast as sh*t though. I'm contemplating getting the power pack for it, but that will come later.
Exactly my argument when people say the F10 has gotten too soft. And why i laugh when people say that an M3 is perfectly usable as a DD. Maybe for your daily use, but not mine!

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