Originally Posted by ptack
Gee, it's a good thing BMW's are not reknown for their handling or that might mean their cars are getting, big, boring and overpriced like the loaner I got. C&D, which admittedly worships the 3, just found the F30 worse than a Lexus in a comparison which is like a nun thinking a televangelist is more interesting than the pope.
Why would anyone need a heavy steering wheel for manoeuvring in the city? Sure, I am fine with it because I am used to it but it is just not practical. This is not to say that the handling
is not precise, the wheel is just lighter which makes commuting in traffic easier.
The only time you need a wheel with substantial weight is when the car is driven around the track and at higher speeds in which the sport mode is engaged. The F30 does feel like an E90 around the track and it is surprising how much quicker the newer 328i's are compared to the outgoing generation. As newer models roll out, there will always be people (myself sometimes) that criticize it for whatever reason. It just takes time for something to grow on to, I am positive that when the E90s were introduced the E46 owners had similar reactions.