Last post on Jun 16, 2007 at 8:03 PM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 3 Series, BMW M3, BMW M, Coupe
#15 of 20 Re: 335i [james31278]
Jun 01, 2007 (3:30 am)
Just to state what may be obvious, but lost in the horsepower thing: The difference between the M3 and 335i is a LOT more than which car can scoot down a 1/4 mile track in the least amoung of time. There are slushbox equiped 2+ ton AMG cars that can do it in under 12 seconds, so "mid 13's" is not the Holy Grail, if that's all you care about.
Having now driven both the 335i and M3, there is still a significant advantage to the M3 in handling and braking feel, IMO. Not that the 335i isn't better than virtually all of its ELLPS competitors. But it's not an M3, period. Nor is the very competent 550i 6-speed equivalent to the previous generation M5, in spite of being nearly as quick.
A few test drives with your rear in the seat of the cars should confirm this, as opposed to relying too much on magazine reading with your rear in another place.
#16 of 20 Re: 335i [habitat1]
Jun 01, 2007 (10:31 am)
The difference between the M3 and 335i is a LOT more than which car can scoot down a 1/4 mile track in the least amount of time.
This difference will be even more apparent in the next gen M3 with 8 sleeves and a step past the 335I SP's handling performance.
Should convince your rear which hopefully can make it to the other place after a spirited drive in the new variant!
No reading necessary!
It looks as though the i6 is just about boosted silly. Super Charged next?
#17 of 20 Re: great thread [circlew](NOT the Host here!) [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 06, 2007 (11:26 am)
But the whole point of leaseing is not to put any money down upfront. Also if you give back the car to the leasing company, yes you would pay a mileage penalty, but you probably can a make a deal with the dealership to "trade " it in for its value just as if you owned it. Besides any of those fees are way less than any amount of money you have to put down upfront to get a payment most people want if they buy. That down payment is gone forever. Also, even if you plan on keeping the car if you bought it and you have a 48 mo. loan you put a couple grand down at inception, and at the end you own a depreciating asset thats worth half of what you put into it. Unless you are paying cash, or getting into a car that INCREASES in value leasing is a better deal. just do not put any money down, and READ the fine print.
#18 of 20 Re: 335i [circlew]
Jun 16, 2007 (12:09 pm)
If it really does have 375hp thats very cool. Even 350 is good. I can hope.
#19 of 20 Re: 335i [james31278]
Jun 16, 2007 (4:11 pm)
This is why the 2008-2009 M3 will probably have ~ 425 HP. The 335 is that good.
#20 of 20 Re: 335i [circlew]
Jun 16, 2007 (8:03 pm)
BMW is that good lol.