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Old 03-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Talking My First BMW, 320D M Sport

Hi Guys,

I am looking forward to taking delivery of my first BMW tomorrow. I have purchased an immaculate second hand E90 320D M Sport 2011 model with 45,000 kms on the clock. Any Tips, Tricks, Do's , Don'ts and general info on the car would be most welcome.

My first question is this... what are the general differences with the M Sport pack that sets it apart and what things do I need to pay special attention to for ultimate enjoyment.

Your insight will be greatly appreciated

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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first tip: it's a BMW, not BWM
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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oops, the excitement has clearly made me dyslexic! I fixed it up so as to avoid any OTHER sarcastic remarks. Positive responses are welcome
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Wow, What a Car!

One of the best driving experiences I have ever had. The steptronic is simply fantastic. Those who complained about the sport suspension being too stiff need to catch a wake up. In my opinion its a great mix between comfort and performance!

I will post some picks on here shortly for you guys to have a look at.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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The main complaint with the sport suspension (don't know if this applies to 320d) is if it came with run flat tires, the ride is really bad. If you put normal tires on, then it's fine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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I am running the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP 225/40-18 Tire and it is a really comfortable ride, considering that its sport suspension with the run flats on fairly bumpy roads I am very happy.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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I am thinking of switching to Michelins Pilot A/S Plus after my tires are shot... Does it really make a huge difference in the ride? My traction is already pretty good with the potenzas.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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I actually have pilot sports on my 335i. The suspension was designed to be softer because normally it's used with run flat tires, so my e92 actually feels softer than my old e46 330ci.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #9
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Let me put it this way...

My previous car was an Audi A3 with standard suspension which admittedly was very comfortable.

Compared with the BMW the BM is obviously slightly harder but is just as good as the Audi. Ultimately the road holding and grip on the BMW as a package make it sooooo much better than the Audi!
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #10
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Re: My First BMW, 320D M Sport

Hi Clayton. I just read your story and have to congratulate you on the upgrade from an audi to a BMW.

I own a 2009 320d sports pack and love every moment in it. Yes the suspension is hard but some what comfortable at the same time. Compared to a exclusive pack witch is much softer and alot more comfortable. I do prefer the sports pack due to its cornering ability. Just gives you that much more guts around a corner. Mine has the 18" wheels with run flat tyres witch is insanely expensive but like on my previous 320d motorsport pack I will be replacing the runflat tyres with normal tyres witch does make the ride slightly softer and doesnt compromise road holding much.

Please add some pics would like to see your car

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