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2020 g20 330i sedan vs 2019 f36 440i gran coupe

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2020 g20 330i sedan vs 2019 f36 440i gran coupe

what would your choice be?
330i being pretty expensive for an entry now 440i is competitive in terms of what you get for money
but it will soon be prev gen.
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itoothache wrote: what would your choice be?
330i being pretty expensive for an entry now 440i is competitive in terms of what you get for money
but it will soon be prev gen.
G20 or wait for G22
There is so much new changes in the new G20 (tech, appearance), the F32 is going to look really dated real soon.
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pinkdonut wrote: G20 or wait for G22
There is so much new changes in the new G20 (tech, appearance), the F32 is going to look really dated real soon.
I wouldn't say dated even e9x look great considering they're 13 years old. But yes the new gen will look much nicer
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ed116 wrote: I wouldn't say dated even e9x look great considering they're 13 years old. But yes the new gen will look much nicer
New gen looks like a IS in the rear...looks like crap lol

But yes tech is way ahead of the F30, but that's not saying much since this tech has been in Toyota's for years already. BMW you slow as balls with tech
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EP32k2 wrote: New gen looks like a IS in the rear...looks like crap lol

But yes tech is way ahead of the F30, but that's not saying much since this tech has been in Toyota's for years already. BMW you slow as balls with tech
I am not a fan of the new look either, but I feel that people always say the same thing when a new gen comes out (e.g. e90 looks crap, e46 better, then F30 crap, e90 better)

but regardless, after a few years, most people will always find the last gen looking dated.
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pinkdonut wrote: I am not a fan of the new look either, but I feel that people always say the same thing when a new gen comes out (e.g. e90 looks crap, e46 better, then F30 crap, e90 better)

but regardless, after a few years, most people will always find the last gen looking dated.
This is very true. For me new BMWs don’t look “good” till LCI.
E9x is still a great looking car to this day, but only after LCI.
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itoothache wrote: what would your choice be?
330i being pretty expensive for an entry now 440i is competitive in terms of what you get for money
but it will soon be prev gen.
I6 vs another four banger? Is there really a debate?
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In this class segment, which manufacturer offers an AWD car that has better driving dynamics and reliability than a BMW? That would be C Class, A4, IS (too old), Infinity g50, Genesis g70 that starts at $42k.

Alfa Guila seems to still have many electrical issues as per car and driver long term report.
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If leasing, I would definitely go with the I6 turbo over the 4 banger. In a few years, revisit this again and hopefully there are better deals on the G20.

Personally I’m not a big fan of the G20 exterior. Maybe it’ll grow on me in a couple years.
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If you want power, don’t bother with the 330. It feels very underpowered.
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kkkat wrote: If you want power, don’t bother with the 330. It feels very underpowered.
The 330i's engine remains a 2.0-liter twin-scroll single-turbo, though it gains 7 hp (to 255) and a whopping 37 lb-ft (to 295). BMW claims a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds (5.3 with all-wheel drive). That's likely a conservative estimate, as MotorTrend testing of the 2017 330i delivered a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds—and the new 330i is lighter by 121 pounds, thanks to increased usage of aluminum and high-strength steels in the body-in-white, sheetmetal, and chassis.
I’m not a fan of magazine racing. But come on that’s underpowered??? In a sea of useless CUV/SUV’s the G20 330i is like a super car lmao
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EP32k2 wrote: I’m not a fan of magazine racing. But come on that’s underpowered??? In a sea of useless CUV/SUV’s the G20 330i is like a super car lmao
I am glad you posted the numbers. But when we drove it it didn’t feel fast that for sure. Maybe it’s smooth?
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kkkat wrote: I am glad you posted the numbers. But when we drove it it didn’t feel fast that for sure. Maybe it’s smooth?
No its not smooth especially when accelerating hard, but its a fast motor despite its seemingly low power output but its that torque that coupled with the 8-speed auto transmission. It only wasn't fast if you drove a BMW with the 320 version of the engine. Acceleration times for that engine are above 7 seconds and it only outputted 181 hp and about 215 lb.ft of torque.
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F36 for sure unless having all the latest tech is important to you.
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I really like the practicality of the trunk with the gran coupe. May get the next generation model.
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Soooo after a year and with this COVID special that was going on
ended up with G20 330i for almost 30% cheaper than in 2019
super excited to get into this
330, enhanced, m package
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I'd get a 340i. Or I guess the 440i if you're into that "coupe" sedan styling.
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derass wrote: I'd get a 340i. Or I guess the 440i if you're into that "coupe" sedan styling.
340i is too much of a car for commuting
i think it's a waste of money for my intended use
yes it pulls and is smoother feel but i'd rather put that extra money elsewhere
got myself a blnr instead
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itoothache wrote: 340i is too much of a car for commuting
i think it's a waste of money for my intended use
yes it pulls and is smoother feel but i'd rather put that extra money elsewhere
got myself a blnr instead
So why are you even considering a 440? It's the same chassis and engine, just with less headroom in the rear seats.
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derass wrote: So why are you even considering a 440? It's the same chassis and engine, just with less headroom in the rear seats.
this was a debate over g vs f body @ same price point last year
440 g body is not even released yet
but anyways thanks for your input

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