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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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Very nice article.

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Nice article. It seems BMW is listening to it's core customers.

Nice job BJ

Others considered...
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We're in talks to give me a booth at the NY Auto Show, but nothing concrete just yet.

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"others considered" there audi is at it again "make sure you use the premium plus and compare it to the less optioned models on the other manufacturers, so we look the most expensive please"
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"others considered" there audi is at it again "make sure you use the premium plus and compare it to the less optioned models on the other manufacturers, so we look the most expensive please"
My peeps spoke to their peeps and the next printing will have the ATS removed. I'll mention your Audi concern.

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We're in talks to give me a booth at the NY Auto Show, but nothing concrete just yet.

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I don't think concrete will be necessary.

Iron bars should be more than sufficient.






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That a way BJ Good luck on your auto show venture.
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"others considered" there audi is at it again "make sure you use the premium plus and compare it to the less optioned models on the other manufacturers, so we look the most expensive please"
Umm the bimmer is still more. The premium plus is the middle tier where prestige is the top. I think that the comparo is right when you're putting it up against a 51k 335.
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I got my issue a few days ago but hadn't read it yet. Now that I know it is a collectors item I intend to keep it in a safe deposit box.

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I am confused why they have your quotes in a 335 article. They had asked me for quotes, but specifically for an upcoming 328 article. Your words included were not specific to the 335 though...just a bit odd that they typically want model specific feedback.
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Umm the bimmer is still more. The premium plus is the middle tier where prestige is the top.
The "other" here is the S4, not the A4. The S4 has only two trims, Premium Plus and Prestige.
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I am confused why they have your quotes in a 335 article. They had asked me for quotes, but specifically for an upcoming 328 article. Your words included were not specific to the 335 though...just a bit odd that they typically want model specific feedback.
I thought it was for a 328i article as well, provided my exact spec too.

Perhaps they felt my feedback about size and experience modes were applicable to all F30's.

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I thought it was for a 328i article as well, provided my exact spec too.

Perhaps they felt my feedback about size and experience modes were applicable to all F30's.

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I think your quotes are applicable to all F30s since they primarily were references to size and suspension which are identical for both 328 and 335.

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I think your quotes are applicable to all F30s since they primarily were references to size and suspension which are identical for both 328 and 335.

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Agreed, and at least the first quote is made in a context clearly referring to the 3 in general and not the 335 specifically. The second quote is a different story, but it still seems applicable to both, and after all, when the journalistic standards of "serious" media have sunk so low, we can forgive Autoweek with taking such small liberties
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When did the f30 335i start pulling 13.9 quarter miles? The '07 335i was a 13.3-13.6 quarter mile car bone stock - didn't realize it had gotten that much slower on the acceleration end....
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When did the f30 335i start pulling 13.9 quarter miles? The '07 335i was a 13.3-13.6 quarter mile car bone stock - didn't realize it had gotten that much slower on the acceleration end....
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Very nice article.

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That was about the 335i.

The 328i is *obviously* excluded.
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Thanks guys.

I'd like to off you each a signed, first-edition copy of this month's Autoweek. There will only be 328 available.

Please PM me so we can arrange PayPal of $100 per copy. As a way to thank you for helping me get my start as a serious automotive journalist I'll ship for free.

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That was about the 335i.

The 328i is *obviously* excluded.
In a few short months we'll have the 320i to pick on. It's like moving from the nerd table over to the cool kids table in the high school cafeteria .

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When did the f30 335i start pulling 13.9 quarter miles? The '07 335i was a 13.3-13.6 quarter mile car bone stock - didn't realize it had gotten that much slower on the acceleration end....
Autoweek also pulls numbers that are a bit off compared to the other mags. Motorweek too, often has bad et's but high traps which indicate wheelspin.
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When did the f30 335i start pulling 13.9 quarter miles? The '07 335i was a 13.3-13.6 quarter mile car bone stock - didn't realize it had gotten that much slower on the acceleration end....
The difference between .3 and .9 seconds is simply not perceptable to human beings.

Just saying...

I mean I know people go all sorts of gaga over these numbers, but the reality is that you could be in both cars when these tests were run, and you'd never even notice the difference.

We run into this with software development. People go nuts if some of our UI components test out to be .3 seconds slower, but the reality is that the end user will never notice it anyway.

Plus, you could run the exact same tests with these cars again (an '07 335 and a '13 335) and the numbers might completely flip the other way...
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