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View Poll Results: would you be content with this car as a DD
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Old Thu, Jul-18-2013, 06:51:56 PM   #11
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So realistically, upper 30s for the base 3 series in 2014. Also to note it still has 50/50 weight distribution and only weighs 3,300 pounds.

Honestly I'm looking to complain and not finding that much to complain about. It's a great vehicle for some people.
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Double the HP and torque then it has daily driver potential for me...
Required power figures for daily driver of 360hp/400ft = first world problems.
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Old Thu, Jul-18-2013, 06:55:42 PM   #13
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You can get it with a manual.
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So realistically, upper 30s for the base 3 series in 2014. Also to note it still has 50/50 weight distribution and only weighs 3,300 pounds.

Honestly I'm looking to complain and not finding that much to complain about. It's a great vehicle for some people.
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I think it's a great move to offer these vehicles in the US market. Not only are they great DD's and entry level cars for young professionals (and old), they just might change the notion here in the US that BMW is some sort of ultra high end luxury car and you really need to RSIRL to own one. A good majority of dbags (non enthusiasts) who buy BMW's just do it for status. What they fail to realize is if only they knew the 7 Series was a typical Taxi in Munich, they'd be pretty heartbroken. I hope to see a ton of these base model vehicles on the road so many more people can enjoy the ultimate driving machine.
Spot on.

These things should/will sell like hot cakes.

As to the front, for a bimmer at mid $30's, if I'm a buyer, I like it fine; even if I sit on the finest naugahide skin money can buy.
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Not bad. I'm surprised how much slower it really is than a 328. BMW really put an aggressive tune on this N20.
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I feel like there is some trickery going on here. Poll asks if you would be "content", not is it one of the most epic dd's of all time.
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