Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > Ask-A-Dealer

Ask-A-Dealer
Talk to our team of BMW Client Advisors. Get all of your buying/financing/leasing questions answered here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-28-2002, 09:00 PM
jeffreyslc's Avatar
jeffreyslc jeffreyslc is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sandy, Utah
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 79
Mein Auto: 2002 330xi
Question Standard Options after March on 330xi?

I haven't been able to get this question answered anywhere. Even the dealer has not responded with a definite answer.

I was told the 330xi (with premium package) would have 8-way power seats w/lumbar, and all 330xi's come with the sports 'suspension'. I test drove two cars and both had the 8-way seats. I bought a car off the lot, but didn't actually test drive it because it had just arrived and wasn't prepared. This was early May. I didn't notice that the power seats were only 6-way until weeks later (Duh!).

Now here's the question. I have learned through research that cars made AFTER March came standard with 8-way seats and the sports 'suspension'. Since my 330xi has 6-way seats, does this mean I do NOT have the sports 'suspension'? There's nothing I can do now, but at least I would like to know what I have! Is there a way to simply look underneath, maybe measure something and tell if I have the sports 'suspension' or the old standard suspension. I read a Car'n'Driver article about the 330xi and it mentioned the suspension on it was somewhat loose, but it would be improved when they begin adding the sports 'suspension' as standard in March.

Sorry for the long winded message and I put 'suspension' in quotes because everyone gets confused with the sports 'package' when I talk about this.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 05-29-2002, 04:07 AM
WILLIA///M's Avatar
WILLIA///M WILLIA///M is offline
95NU>*
Location: Vermont
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,109
Mein Auto: '04 Imola/Cinn M3
Haven't kept up with what they are doing with the seats this year so I can't help you out there. But, there is no "sport" suspension with the xi. There is a "sport package" but it consists of the steering wheel, the sport seats (which rock) and a different wheel choice of the same size. The xi suspension is specific to the xi and from those who spent time driving all three types before buying was apparently between the normal 330i suspension and 330i sport suspension in stiffness. Slightly stiffer than normal but less stiff than the sport. Later they changed to give all the 330's the sport suspension (except the xi) so I guess you'd have to drive a regular 325 these days to compare. Of course they also did the ridiculous ride height adjustment of .67" for apparently no reason but we don't need to go there.

I think I got that right but there are a few more tenured posters who might flesh out the specifics.

Car and Driver was misinformed, not a first, about the suspension for the xi. In their test it was also handicapped by the standard tire size and choice, which is lame, 50 series all seasons ... please. Swap those out if you want some more grip in the summer.
__________________
I'm not a race car driver, but I play one on my TV.

Last edited by Topaz330xi; 05-29-2002 at 04:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-29-2002, 04:58 AM
Dr. Phil's Avatar
Dr. Phil Dr. Phil is offline
The Original Dr. Phil
Location: PA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,974
Send a message via AIM to Dr. Phil
Mein Auto: 2012 135 coupe
Topaz330xi is right on the button about the suspension in the xi's:thumb:

As for the seats, all power seats after a certain production date (I believe March) will have the added tilt feature included. This would mean the only difference to sport seats would be the side bolstering and thigh extensions.
__________________
2012 135 Coupe Alpine/Black; M Sport, Premium 2, 7 sp/dual clutch, HK, Sirius, Apps, Nav, Heated Seats
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > Ask-A-Dealer
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E65 V12 debuts nate General BMW 21 07-14-2004 09:04 PM
BMW Group sales fall in March Kaz General BMW 4 04-09-2003 05:15 PM
330i options...from BMWNA or via ED fgrogan 3 Series / 4 Series 7 02-10-2003 01:06 PM
M3 Options Questions FairfaxM3 Regional Forums 12 09-25-2002 09:36 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms