A rocketship, who needs to spend the big bucks on the M3? I used to have a 635, this is better fun, especially when you turn the traction control off.
The dealer reminded me of Arthur Daily. I won't go back there.
My mpg is not as good as the BMW claim. I hope it gets better.
I have always wanted a BMW 3-series coupe... in DIESEL!
I have owned two 325 tds' and my last car was a 330d sport, so boy did I get excited when I heard that they were going to bring out a 330cd.
At first, the pictures of the non-sport facelifted coupe really disappointed me and I could not bring myself round to the 'slobbering bulldog' sad face, but once I saw the sport I was sold.
When i first drove it I was surprised at how much better it was to drive than my old 2000 330d, as the steering and suspension seemed to be much better. The steering was much heavier and the soft, thick sport M wheel - very comfortable.
The LED lights at the back make the car look very special indeed - never mind the added safety of instant-on brakelights.
I have got a Sebring back box to replace those horrible turned down diesel tailpipes, and am waiting to go for a tuning chip upgrade, which takes power up to 257bhp and sub 6 secs 0-60. This should make it an unbeatable diesel car.
I choose leather interior, bi-xenons, HK speakers, sunroof, and bluetooth - all of which seem to have been good choices.
The bi-xenons are truly magical compared to halogens and their ability to light the left side of the road can go beyond the car in front of you.
All in all - a great handling/performance car - which i hope to enjoy for the next few years.
Having owned two previous 3-series and two A4 3.0 Quattro Sport models, the BMW 330cd sport is a great car to drive.
I even traded in my fully loaded ex-demo 530d for the 330cd sport as the drive of the coupe is hard to beat.
Whilst an M3 was on my shopping list when I wished to off load the the 530d , the dealer introduced the idea of the 330cd sport.
Some drivers know when they are ready to move up to a bigger car (some call this a mid life crisis!) this move was too soon for me, even though the technology on the 530d was awesome it didn't feel quite sporty enough.
The 530d needs sports suspension if you want it to be a driver's car. The engine sold me, but the body handling and suspension made me feel old.
The 330cd is more fun to drive than quattro with superb power in second and third gears, it is hard to tell it is a diesel.
The interior finish is top quality with cool M badging that adds value and gives the M sport the edge and, whilst it isn't an M3, it feels special.
Blue tooth phone prep is difficult to use if you have a lot of numbers in the phone memory. Xenon lights are an excellent option too, I think the only down on this car is the boring tail pipes.
Why do BMW not offer an upgrade to twin split exhausts for sport models over 3 litres? Why buy a sports performance diesel then ruin the rear with old-man exhaust pipes?
Residuals should be good on this over 330ci models.
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