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Old 26th December 2012, 17:38   #106
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Recently our Deutsche Dash Touring group had gone out for a run at Kasara Ghat, Igatpuri

This was the 1st time took my car for a run in the hilly / ghat sections of Igatupri.

Also the 1st time drove a RWD car in the Ghats & i tell you what it sure may not be the fastest run towards Igatpuri but sure was thee most Exciting one

Note : Had not engaged Sport + (which de-activates the DTC) as i wasnt too confident also there was light to moderate traffic so was in Sport mode only.
I tell you what the Sport mode really gave me a trailer of how things would look like in Sport +. So yes the Sport mode does allow the Oversteer to happen but in a very controlled & safe manner.

Couldnt capture pics of the Kasara ghat section, but some pics of the drive id like to share;

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^ 4 Bhpians made it to the drive, Namely;

Akshay1234 in his Power Kitted BMW 320d;

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PlatzdaTurbo in is Audi A4 3.0 Tdi;

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fre2bpowerless in his BMW 530d;

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& Lastly myself in my BMW 328i;


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Some more pics from the drive;

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Re-Fuel hault;

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The Storming 530d;

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Brunch halt @ Manas Resort, Igatpuri

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En-Route Mumbai @ NH 3;


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Awesome pics bro. We should go on adventures and cruises soon once i get my car back. I love the f30s this car is flawless. It has the looks the power and the attitude to back it up.
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...Some more pics from the drive;

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Re-Fuel hault;

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The Storming 530d;

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Brunch halt @ Manas Resort, Igatpuri

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En-Route Mumbai @ NH 3;


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That's some nice pics! Looks like you had a blast! Really like your Alpine white color - stands out in an elegant manner.
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Awesome pics bro. We should go on adventures and cruises soon once i get my car back. I love the f30s this car is flawless. It has the looks the power and the attitude to back it up.
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That's some nice pics! Looks like you had a blast! Really like your Alpine white color - stands out in an elegant manner.
Thanks ! indeed was a great drive, more pics (new) shall come up very shortly with some upgrade installed
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Turbo Lag & I LIKE IT ;

While driving on the EE Hwy/Mumbai Pune EE Hwy in Full Manual mode in 8th gear @ 80 km/hr. You press the pedal & then there is a feeling that yes the car wants to go on but is going to make you wait, then @ 100 the surge comes in typical of a Turbo (Infact the feeling reminded me of my Laura 1.9 PD which gave me similar response in 5th Gear @ 80 km/hr) & this lag was welcome.

Mind you the 328is power delivery is absolutely linear no doubts on that.

But sometimes driving the car at a slow pace in the full manual mode & the car making you wait for the turbo to kick in has its own charm.


Whats the point of a TURBO if you wouldnt get that invisible surge of boost.

PS - Still sometimes the thrills i get in my CRUZE (i.e. The wild nature of the TURBO kicking in) are unparalleled.

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Enter : Michelin Pilot SUPERSPORTS

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Oh yes & they are STAGGERED;

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Report coming up shortly

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From the photos, 1 tire looks noticeably thinner than the other 3. Maybe the angle, but seems quite noticeable in both photos. Await your report.
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Tires are now upgraded to Michelin Pilot Super Sports;

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Size;

Front : 225/45 R18
Rear : 245/40 R18

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Read the complete report here;


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3053943 (My BMW, upgraded to Michelin Pilot Super Sports! Imported from TireRack.com, USA)

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My friend just sent me this fantastic pic of my car he had taken during the NH3 drive a few months back

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Looks stunning.........
As if missile launched with nuclear (nimbu-mirchi) warhead at the tip.
White suits muscular front of ULTIMAT3....
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The new 3 is really an incredible advance in engineering from BMW. It is a shame that they have priced it way above the competition, which is showing in their lack lustre sales performance and so few new 3 series seen on the roads.
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Looks stunning.........
As if missile launched with nuclear (nimbu-mirchi) warhead at the tip.
White suits muscular front of ULTIMAT3....
Woah ! Quite a lethal description there.

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The new 3 is really an incredible advance in engineering from BMW. It is a shame that they have priced it way above the competition, which is showing in their lack lustre sales performance and so few new 3 series seen on the roads.


Very few new 3 on the road & i am liking the uniqueness i get, but im sure this is short lived and soon there will be many more F30s rolling as discounts have begun now.
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Woah ! Quite a lethal description there.

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Very few new 3 on the road & i am liking the uniqueness i get, but im sure this is short lived and soon there will be many more F30s rolling as discounts have begun now.
Yes its unique car and I prefer looks comparing new 5.
For one of my business partner we initially zeroed on Volvo S60 T6 and 328i. As there is no Volvo dealership, preferred contender was 328i.
Unfortunately BMW dealer convinced him to buy 520 D His monthly usage is not more than 500 kms
I think in sub 50 L (on road) bracket S60 T6 and 328i are only cars capable to do ton below 7 sec.
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My car was a part of the TEAM-BHP meet & drive to NH8 that happened last month here are some pics from the same

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Was a busy NH8;

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The Bikes were seriously quick;

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Parked at Parsi da Dhaba !

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The speedy Audi S4;

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Driving in tandem was good fun;

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The BHPians;

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Finally got myself an BMW M cap today

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Carbon fibre like detailing on the adjusting strap a nice touch

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