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      08-13-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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2006 330ix vs 2004 330i

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A 2006 330ix with automatic is exactly as slow/fast as a manual 330i 2004 model.

From 0 to 170Km/h we where head to head, I don't think the cars deviated more than an inch throughout all of the acceleration.
I’m very disappointed… :mad:
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Why be disappointed? XI's will always have more powertrain losses. In addition to that you have an auto which further lowers the HP & torque advantage you have over the 04 330i. IMO you have a very nice car so just enjoy it.
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Why be disappointed? XI's will always have more powertrain losses. In addition to that you have an auto which further lowers the HP & torque advantage you have over the 04 330i. IMO you have a very nice car so just enjoy it.
I do, just that I regret that I chose the XI. Have no use for it, and handling isn't as good as the rwd.
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      08-13-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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I do, just that I regret that I chose the XI. Have no use for it, and handling isn't as good as the rwd.
i suppose you're referring to dry road handling?
my xi allows me to create expansive spaces between myself and other cars (behind me) on the road, when raining/snowing.
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      08-14-2007, 05:58 AM   #5
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i suppose you're referring to dry road handling?
my xi allows me to create expansive spaces between myself and other cars (behind me) on the road, when raining/snowing.
Yea, but also bumps in the road. Feels like the xi takes longer time to settle after hitting a bump or uneven surfaces.
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hmmm...the only difference i've noticed between my awd and my mom's rwd is that the awd seems a bit more firm. it's not the rebound, more like differences in spring rate.

alas, i can't prove shit. all i have are theories.
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hmmm...the only difference i've noticed between my awd and my mom's rwd is that the awd seems a bit more firm. it's not the rebound, more like differences in spring rate.

alas, i can't prove shit. all i have are theories.
Maybe it’s caused by my AC Schnitzer kit, think they lowered the car and changed the springs.
To bad if that makes the cars handling worse...
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