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      09-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #23
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Looks super sexy dude
Cheers, it really does look incredible when you see it

I've not stopped grinning or finding excuses to just pop out to the car to have another sneaky look
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      09-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #24
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Just back in and what a car

Ride is smooth, power is more than enough and even Eco Pro mode wasn't bad. Didn't try out Sport+ and from what my dealer was saying I don't think I will

Fortunately we've had a bit of sun here today and that brings out the sparkle in the paint.
What did the dealer say about Sport+ that would make you not want to use it?

Colour looks really nice BTW, I'm sure it looks even better in person.

How long are you supposed to run the engine in for?
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      09-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #26
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Where's the pics? Dying to see a UK spec car!
I know! I've been super lame. I'll try and get the car scrubbed up a wee bit tomorrow and take some pics. Hopefully get them loaded up tomorrow.
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Phew! What a day!!

Sounds like everyone's had a good day

Just tucked up my baby for the night......


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      09-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #28
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Some great cars you all got there. I remember when I got mine a year ago today.

BTW, looking at the pics of all these M Sports...... is it me or does the front suspension look a little high? Looks higher than my E90.
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The M Sport looks amazing!!! I collect my 320d SE on Wednesday....last few sleepless nights....and its my first car ever!!!
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      09-02-2012, 01:27 AM   #30
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What did the dealer say about Sport+ that would make you not want to use it?

Colour looks really nice BTW, I'm sure it looks even better in person.

How long are you supposed to run the engine in for?
What my dealer said was nothing more than a bit of banter, after explaining how it kicks everything up into overdrive he then told me how great it would be on the track rather than the roads around here so it was more like I wouldn't get the chance to try it rather than to never use it

I was told that the engine wouldn't need running in, that the car left the factory in a ready to go condition. I still think I'll be a bit cautious with the throttle for a while though just in case.

The colour is fantastic. The whole car has more than exceeded my expectations
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      09-02-2012, 02:47 AM   #31
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With regards to running in the engine, I was told the same last year. They said "drive it however you like".
Although he did say during a test drive that they do loosen up a bit after around 8K miles so performance will improve a fraction in time.
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Some great cars you all got there. I remember when I got mine a year ago today.

BTW, looking at the pics of all these M Sports...... is it me or does the front suspension look a little high? Looks higher than my E90.
I agree... The suspension looks high all round. Not sure why though.

They could all do with being 10mm lower!
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With regards to Spor+, both the dealers I test drove with said exactly the same thing but that's because they're pussies and don't want people test driving their cars with the TC turned off. Also, I believe that Sport+ is the only way to truly turn the 8AT into a manual? If you want to use your own gears and shift with teh paddles with no interruption from the computer, I think that's your only option. I honestly don't know why the dealers are all so scared of Sport+, it's not like this is a mid-engined car. It's a front engined, rear driven, well balanced car and so a lack of TC ain't gonna kill you unless you're a foo' that doesn't know how to drive

Don't listen to them jrberry! Go and have a play in Sport+ next time it's wet and findnthe balance point of the steering and throttle at slower speeds. Besides, how else can you do a 40-100 run in 4th gear to feel that engine character unless you're in Sport+?
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      09-02-2012, 04:25 AM   #34
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Nice cars.

Can anyone who's picked up an F30 M Sport without adaptive suspension tell me what the ride is like compared to an E9x M Sport? If you do have adaptive, what's it like in normal sport mode?
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I think tha M Adaptive only has two settings, no? My understanding is that it's the same in comfort/eco pro and the same in Sport/+
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      09-02-2012, 04:40 AM   #36
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Don't listen to them rjberry! Go and have a play in Sport+ next time it's wet and findnthe balance point of the steering and throttle at slower speeds. Besides, how else can you do a 40-100 run in 4th gear to feel that engine character unless you're in Sport+?

I may well just do that, although I will give it a few days of normal driving to get used to the car. The toll booths at the Severn bridge and Sport+ are almost a match made in heaven
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      09-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #37
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Nice cars.

Can anyone who's picked up an F30 M Sport without adaptive suspension tell me what the ride is like compared to an E9x M Sport? If you do have adaptive, what's it like in normal sport mode?
I don't have adaptive and I'd say ride is a lot better than the E90 series...... bottom line is that I wouldn't notice that the car is on run-flats from just driving it unless someone told me. The ride just seems less jiggly.


I've had a play in Sport+...... I'm pretty sure with regards to throttle sensitivity and power it isn't actually any different to Sport mode?

The only thing I've noticed is that it turns off DSC. Of course, mine is just a manual so not sure if it makes any further difference to those with the 8AT.


How's everything finding the handling? Went for a more spirited play this morning and the back-end is a little more skittish than I expected; could be a combination of it being wet and the new tyres not quite being scrubbed in yet of course.

There does seem to be a bit more body roll than expected and my car doesn't seem to need much encouragement to get the rear a little mobile
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      09-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #38
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Cars looking great guys!

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Some great cars you all got there. I remember when I got mine a year ago today.

BTW, looking at the pics of all these M Sports...... is it me or does the front suspension look a little high? Looks higher than my E90.
Seems to be high yeah?
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I don't have adaptive and I'd say ride is a lot better than the E90 series...... bottom line is that I wouldn't notice that the car is on run-flats from just driving it unless someone told me. The ride just seems less jiggly.


I've had a play in Sport+...... I'm pretty sure with regards to throttle sensitivity and power it isn't actually any different to Sport mode?

The only thing I've noticed is that it turns off DSC. Of course, mine is just a manual so not sure if it makes any further difference to those with the 8AT.


How's everything finding the handling? Went for a more spirited play this morning and the back-end is a little more skittish than I expected; could be a combination of it being wet and the new tyres not quite being scrubbed in yet of course.

There does seem to be a bit more body roll than expected and my car doesn't seem to need much encouragement to get the rear a little mobile
Is the body roll worse than a E9X? If so, that's a backward step. Maybe this explains the high suspension? If it was lower it would have less body roll but would be more uncomfortable.
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Is the body roll worse than a E9X? If so, that's a backward step. Maybe this explains the high suspension? If it was lower it would have less body roll but would be more uncomfortable.
I'd say body roll is similar, difficult to judge either way as I've only driven an E90 every so often - I never owned one for a length of time.


I think my criticism of the body roll is born out of the fact that my last car was an import FD2 Type R which whilst spectacular around Oulton Park, had a suspension hard enough to knock your fillings out!
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      09-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #41
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I get my car around the 19th October - next 6 weeks are going to kill me but then I'll have a shiny new 330d M Sport on my drive, bring it on!!

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Nice cars.

Can anyone who's picked up an F30 M Sport without adaptive suspension tell me what the ride is like compared to an E9x M Sport? If you do have adaptive, what's it like in normal sport mode?
Much more supple and settled ride at anything higher than about 20mph. As others have said you no longer notice the runflats even with larger wheels - I've driven an F30 with 20" wheels and it was still quite comfortable, which you couldn't do in an E90.

The payoff is slightly more body roll, though not enough to worry me, particularly at very low speeds (<15mph or so) where the car rolls about a lot. Try going over speedbumps slowly or down a potholed gravel track, and you'll know what I mean.

For me, this bit of extra roll is a small price to pay for being able to drive down a UK road without having to avoid every crack and pothole!

I suspect adaptive suspension gets rid of the roll as well whilst preserving the ride, though I haven't driven one to confirm this. Have your cake and eat it for 750.
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Mmm, makes me wonder whether I really need adaptive suspension then. I'm used to the ride in my e92 M Sport & it sounds as though it's improved in the F30 M Sport. I'm crossing out one of the options so it's either the suspension or HK.
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Much more supple and settled ride at anything higher than about 20mph. As others have said you no longer notice the runflats even with larger wheels - I've driven an F30 with 20" wheels and it was still quite comfortable, which you couldn't do in an E90.

The payoff is slightly more body roll, though not enough to worry me, particularly at very low speeds (<15mph or so) where the car rolls about a lot. Try going over speedbumps slowly or down a potholed gravel track, and you'll know what I mean.

For me, this bit of extra roll is a small price to pay for being able to drive down a UK road without having to avoid every crack and pothole!

I suspect adaptive suspension gets rid of the roll as well whilst preserving the ride, though I haven't driven one to confirm this. Have your cake and eat it for 750.
Have you got M Sport suspension on your Sport model then? I think the question above is about M Sport suspension.
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