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      03-31-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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Picked up my new sDrive 35is

ok, so I received my 35is last week

only 300km done

previous car was an E92 335i (manual gearbox)

soon I will be able to give you all some feedback concerning this car ...

but now, some pictures
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      03-31-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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nice... you'll love the DCT
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nice... you'll love the DCT
yes its great, the best part of the car I think.
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      03-31-2010, 01:34 PM   #4
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it looks really really good - enjoy the heck out of it
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      03-31-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Nice, debadged already?
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      03-31-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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Nice, debadged already?
Yes, I ordered it that way
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      03-31-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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silver side mirror covers are starting to grow on me...
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      04-01-2010, 12:52 AM   #9
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silver side mirror covers are starting to grow on me...
they really are NOT audi like ... they really fit with the car; they are not 'brilliant' but 'mat' (sorry couldn't find the correct english words -- hope you know what I mean)

DCT is something you'll have to get used to. My wife's E60 520d has also an automatic tranny but this is not compareable
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      04-01-2010, 02:43 AM   #10
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It looks fantastic....can't wait to read your review once you've covered a few miles (kilometers)
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      04-01-2010, 03:01 AM   #11
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It looks fantastic....can't wait to read your review once you've covered a few miles (kilometers)
I can already tell you that the 35is is more eager to drive in a spirited way than was my E92 335i ....
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      04-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #12
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i drove an E92 with DCT and i was blown away. It's been a while since then I have driven one. But recently, I drove a new 2010 Audi S4, and I was blown away with their Double clutch transmission. Car just gave me goose bumps. Well enjoy your car and congrats.
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Thumbs up Enjoy

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i drove an E92 with DCT and i was blown away. It's been a while since then I have driven one. But recently, I drove a new 2010 Audi S4, and I was blown away with their Double clutch transmission. Car just gave me goose bumps. Well enjoy your car and congrats.

Enjoy your new bad ass car! Does it fill quick? Have you ever driven a Z4M?
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      04-01-2010, 12:21 PM   #14
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Wow congrats!


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      04-01-2010, 01:05 PM   #15
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Enjoy your new bad ass car! Does it fill quick? Have you ever driven a Z4M?
Nope, never drove a Z4M ... I tend to choose a car which is perfectly as a daily and not too harsh to ride as not to annoy my wife but with sufficient performance
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Congratulations, looks good. Made it to the homepage as well lol.
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      04-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #17
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enjoy your car...I was wondering how the is could look in deepseablue....it's good....
I don't like too much the rear bumper.....but it's great.....
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Congratulations - a very nice car.
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      04-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #19
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damn! Ive had a chance to drive the 3.0 in the alps for a week but this must be SO MUCH better. congrats and enjoy! cant wait for the feedback
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      04-02-2010, 01:23 AM   #20
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Thank you all for the

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Congratulations, looks good. Made it to the homepage as well lol.
Yes I saw it that I'm in 'car of the month'
Never been so popular in my life

About the review requested, you will need to wait a bit longer, I'm not doing much driving these days ....

It takes some learning though with that DCT: the first small push on the gas pedal does not translate into much action, pushing a bit (a bit !!) further gives already reasonable acceleration. Need to learn (again) to drive it sloooow in case it is needed (although this is not what the car was meant to be made for )

Although I know the engine for years now (had the same in my E92 335i), I'm eagerly awaiting for the break-in period to be over so that +4000rpm's are possible ....

Music system is great (took the top-notch version)

Servotronic is different but I find it ok for now

DCT is in 7th gear at 70km/h when going with the flow ... in fact in reasonably dense traffic it is - in D-mode - not so easy to go over 2000rpm ...

This DCT is more aggressive than the one I drove a few months earlier, which was the 'regular' Z4 35i ...

To be continued.... and don't think I drive slow, it is just a question of break-in period and wrong hours (lots of traffic) that I've been drivin' it lately
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nice ride! congratulations... can't wait for you review
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      04-02-2010, 02:30 AM   #22
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Nope, never drove a Z4M ... I tend to choose a car which is perfectly as a daily and not too harsh to ride as not to annoy my wife but with sufficient performance
LOL That's exactly how I choose cars as well. Congratulations on your new car, it looks awesome. Exact same interior I would choose too

I just went to BMW Welt (and museum) on wednesday and tried to convince my wife that the beautiful red Z4 35is they had in the hall should be our next new car
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