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Old 07-07-2013, 11:51 AM
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How slow is the 328i?

Hey all of you experts, how slow is the 328i? Does it still have enough power to have fun in?
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:13 PM
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How slow is the 328i?

The 328 is so slow that even the ones that were purchased when the model was introduced over 6 years ago have not reached 60 MPH yet.

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:30 PM
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The 328 is so slow that even the ones that were purchased when the model was introduced over 6 years ago have not reached 60 MPH yet.

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Of course, coming from a 335 owner.
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0-60 in about 6 seconds. If you get a manual transmission and use it at higher rpm, it's a pretty quick car. As quick as super cars from about 15 years back, I think.

I've had mine for four years and it's still a blast. It's not as fast as an M car, of course, or any number of other production cars out there, but it's quick.

The coupe with MT and RWD is the fastest of the 328i versions as it's the lightest.
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0-60 in about 6 seconds. If you get a manual transmission and use it at higher rpm, it's a pretty quick car. As quick as super cars from about 15 years back, I think.

I've had mine for four years and it's still a blast. It's not as fast as an M car, of course, or any number of other production cars out there, but it's quick.

The coupe with MT and RWD is the fastest of the 328i versions as it's the lightest.
I'm coming from an old camaro with the 3800 v6, 0-60 took about a day and a half in that thing.

I'll probably get the auto, stick gets old in stop and go traffic.
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Bah! You and my dad would agree about the stick. But I love having the MT. It's a choice, of course. Dad's argument was that a modern AT could out shift all but the best drivers. He was probably right. My argument is that the stick results in a lighter, less complicated car... but mostly... I think an MT is more fun to drive.
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Bah! You and my dad would agree about the stick. But I love having the MT. It's a choice, of course. Dad's argument was that a modern AT could out shift all but the best drivers. He was probably right. My argument is that the stick results in a lighter, less complicated car... but mostly... I think an MT is more fun to drive.
Maybe that's not so true if the manual is quicker.

How much slower is the auto?
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The stats are out there someplace. A couple of tenths of a second to 60, I think. I do notice that the car is slower when I have another adult or two in the car... That's a true difference with the 328i... you do notice the extra weight.
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The stats are out there someplace. A couple of tenths of a second to 60, I think. I do notice that the car is slower when I have another adult or two in the car... That's a true difference with the 328i... you do notice the extra weight.
Damn, not bad! I was expecting something around 7.5 for this car.
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Hey all of you experts, how slow is the 328i? Does it still have enough power to have fun in?

As recently documented, 328i cannot out-run Toyota Prius.

Knowing Prius as the Devil's Spawn to be reviled and cursed at every sighting, BMW has been given a serious wake-up call.

I can recommend the new generation F30 328i, reputed to at least keep up, and a Burger Motorsport chip to pull ahead.

BMS. Don't leave home without it!

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As recently documented, the 328i cannot out-run a Toyota Prius.

Knowing Prius as the Devil's Spawn to be reviled and cursed at every sighting, BMW has been given a serious wake-up call.

I can recommend the new generation F-30 328i, reputed to at least keep up, and a Burger Motorsport chip to pull ahead.

Good Lord. Don't leave home without a BMS!
I saw that post! what the hell was wrong with his 328i?
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I saw that post! what the hell was wrong with his 328i?

Electric motors develop maximum torque from a standing start all the way to their max RPM. Savvy Prius pilots goose their power delivery, and some sub larger motors.

Maybe it flames outta power in 10 miles o'get-outta-my-way-effete-intelluctual-snob-BMW's, but it by gum smokes a 328i!!

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Electric motors develop maximum torque from a standing start all the way to their max RPM. Savvy Prius poilts goose their power deliver, and some sub larger capacity motors.

Maybe it flames outa power in 10 miles o'get-outta-my-way-yu-effete-intelluctual-snob-BMW-people driving, but by gum they'll out-ru
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Huh?

A-yesssssss.....iPad atlunch, errors mayoccur. Just assume.
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In all seriousness, a Prius will smoke a Civic, but that's not saying much.
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In all seriousness, a Prius will smoke a Civic, but that's not saying much.
Is a civic si faster than a 328i?
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Is a civic si faster than a 328i?
My experience with my E90 325 (215 HP) was that it would keep up with a Civic Si. Pretty evenly matched. Acura RSX was quicker.
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If top speed is what you mean by fast, then non ZSP models can do 130 mph with ZSP equipped cars limited to 150 mph.

And if 0~60 mph is your criterion, figure on:

Sedan/Coupe RWD MT: 6.0"
Sedan/Coupe RWD Auto: 6.7"
Sedan/Coupe AWD MT: 6.6"
Sedan/Coupe AWD Auto: 7.3"

The heavier wagon will be about .3" slower and the convertible about .6" slower.

As far as fun is concerned, I had a lot of fun in my Fiat 124 Spyder which took about 12 seconds to do the 0~60 run. And even more fun in the back seat of my dad's Desoto - but that's another story.

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I've recorded 0-60 of 6.8s in my e92 328xi. It's plenty fast enough just make sure you don't accidentally drive a 335.
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I've recorded 0-60 of 6.8s in my e92 328xi. It's plenty fast enough just make sure you don't accidentally drive a 335.
Once you drive a 335 you never go back ehh?
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Once you drive a 335 you never go back ehh?
They have just enough power to be satisfying---until you drive a 335.
Now that I have the 335, the 325 only gets driven about once every 2 weeks just to be driven! It feels like a Civic now! But as my first BMW it was a very satisfying car!
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They have just enough power to be satisfying---until you drive a 335.
Now that I have the 335, the 325 only gets driven about once every 2 weeks just to be driven! It feels like a Civic now! But as my first BMW it was a very satisfying car!
Yeah but LCI 328i =/= 325i. Right?
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With a stick shift I'm perfectly happy with my 325i, and the 328i has a little bit more power yet. If you prefer not to have to explore the upper half of the rev range to get into the engine's real power or are looking for something truly fast, not just fairly quick, you'll want to skip the 328i. If you, like me, prefer to have to work for the speed a little more, you'll probably find the 328i's power just about right.
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