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Old 10th January 2008, 18:18   #31
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A lot depends on what are your priorities and what you can compromise. Factors in random order could be :
1. Fast car and how fast
2. How should the car handle
3. Size of the car for parking constraints
4. How comfortable should the back seats be
5. Is FE a important parameter
6. Snob value
7. What gizmos you surely want and which you can compromise on
8. Price ( you seem to be pretty flexible on it in the 30-45 range.
1. Car should be faster than a Civic or a corolla as paying 30-35lakhs for BMW will be a little shamfelu
2. Should not wobble at high speeds.
3. Preferably compact as I feel the 5 is a little big if I want so self park at Khan market or Def colony
4. More comfy than my corolla (all seats actually )
5.Dont care baout fuel
6.Lil bit, guess it comes with the luxury segment but I dont think buying a 3series qualifies for any snob value
7.Not much idea on this yet.
8.45 is stretching but my comfort level is 30
Please help me between new C, A4, 320d /325i.
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...but the London website states that the 325i has
Yes, you're right. It seems that the new EU4 325i is, indeed, a 3 Litre engine. At any rate, it makes little difference, because the power and torque figures are more or less the same, and, I'd expect a 2.5L V6 to be slightly more fuel efficient than a 3.0L V6.
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i think you should check out the a4. you might just like it. see if you can get the 3.2fsi a4. that will fly.
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Old 11th January 2008, 11:30   #34
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Please help me between new C, A4, 320d /325i.
Thanks guys
Dude honestly, why not try to get a test drive to see for yourself what works best for you. We can all talk about this, but ultimately there's no substitute for your own judgement.
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Old 11th January 2008, 14:10   #35
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answer to your question is simple. buy the 3 series with the BIGGEST engine you can afford. are the 330 and 335 not available?
the 523i is painfully slow, might as well get a honda accord v6.
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Dude honestly, why not try to get a test drive to see for yourself what works best for you. We can all talk about this, but ultimately there's no substitute for your own judgement.
Very true m8.
Just saw the C class today and was not very impressed with the exterior styling but the new A4 definitely has some style.
Will test drive C200 tomorrow or Monday. 325i/320d Next week and will wait for launch of new A4 as I want to see how the new C class performs in the next few months and whether any ugly problems surface.
But you are right, only my driving the A4 will enable me to make the final decision.
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Wish you happy Test drives. Also, do get the spare part pricing and maintainance plans if available from the dealers. These are usually 3-5 year contracts. Not that these are deciding factors but just for info sake.
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Yes, do look into the option of "all-inclusive" maintenance plans once you've decided which car it is you're after!
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Hey Morphin,

Dont know wether u noticed it by now or not, but BMW has launched the 320d-HIGHLINE Model.
This has all that u want - Sunroof, iDrive, more Power, Xenons! 35lk onroad in HYD!
(3lk more than normal 320d)

Go for it, i wud say! its excellent!
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More power? Than what?
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The engine of the 320d highline remains the same as the regular 320d which was being sold earlier. The only additions are the sunroof, xenons & idrive..


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The engine of the 320d highline remains the same as the regular 320d which was being sold earlier. The only additions are the sunroof, xenons & idrive..


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The engines have been upped a bit on the 3 series across the range. So the 320d does have a little more power than what it had before.
Xenons have also become standard across all models.
So basically what you get more in the highline is iDrive & Sunroof (and i think larger alloys too,not sure).

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If team-bhp allowed us to upload a pdf file I would have with all the 3 series specs as I have it on my comp. Anyone has any idea how to put a pdf file on here?
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THe sales guy in the showroom told me that the 320d Highline model has around 14 bhp more than the normal 320d version. hence my input.
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THe sales guy in the showroom told me that the 320d Highline model has around 14 bhp more than the normal 320d version. hence my input.

Ok - I was not aware of that. So how much does she put out now ?? Any idea.


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