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Old 07-23-2007, 05:43 PM
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335Xi Loaner Car Today

Got a 335Xi for a loaner car today. Impressions:
- Engine loves to be revved high and pulls strong from 4K to 8K.
- Turbo lag is very slight, if at all. You get a little bit of grunt as you travel the torque curve early on but then you quickly hit 3-4K RPM and the power really kicks in. Whoooosh!

- This engine should be tossed into the X3 as an IS model.
- The twin turbo V8 should be tossed into the E70 as an IS model.
- Then, the X6 can be used as the "I don't want a soccermom-sized SAV; but I DO want a high seating position in an auto that will run with the M5" type of car.

I should send this thought to Munich!!!
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:52 PM
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Great writeup, I hope they give me a 335 next time I get service, I would love to whip that thing around town for a day or 2
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I just had a 335i as a loner, amazingly fast but I can't STAND the hill-assist feature, it drives me nuts!
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I wish I got any BMW for a loaner....... Lucky bastards. Then again, the fewer times the X3 goes in for service, the better.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:48 PM
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Hey, one other cool point about the 335: When I was downshifting the manumatic tranny it would blip the throttle to match the revs with the upcoming lower gear - without me touching the accelerator. Very cool!

At 45MPH - shifting from 3rd to 2nd gear it would quickly push up the revs from 3500 to 4200 just as quickly as I tapped the shifter northward.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:53 PM
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you lucky eff!

i was sold as soon as I heard the exhaust note...
but yet theres a 328xi sitting there....
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I just had a 335i as a loner, amazingly fast but I can't STAND the hill-assist feature, it drives me nuts!

But is it better than a Volvo?
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:50 PM
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i like it more than my fmr. volvo. Really helps when you're on an onramp for rte. 128 in Boston.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:47 PM
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I wish I got any BMW for a loaner....... Lucky bastards. Then again, the fewer times the X3 goes in for service, the better.
I returned my Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab pick-up loaner after one day.
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:12 AM
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8000 rpm is a little high for the redline! like I said, wait til you procede it..
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