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Old 5th January 2009, 15:58   #46
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Congrats there Diki on buying a fabulous machine.
I personally think the 3 pawns the Accord/Camry any day for self driving as those boats have so much space you really never need it.
Enjoy the car and keep us updated.
Will be getting my 3 tomorrow or day after, waiting for it eagerly hehe
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Old 6th January 2009, 11:40   #47
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Congrats there Diki on buying a fabulous machine.
I personally think the 3 pawns the Accord/Camry any day for self driving as those boats have so much space you really never need it.
Enjoy the car and keep us updated.
Will be getting my 3 tomorrow or day after, waiting for it eagerly hehe
Thanks Morph, Yeah, Accord is just too huge. I rather prefer the earlier one.
BTW, What color did you finalize, White-Terra ??
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Old 6th January 2009, 16:40   #48
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Guys, can you tell me whats the max RPM that one can have for long durations? What i mean to ask is can you drive at say 5500 RPM continuously for say 2 hours, without hurting the car?

Also what i have noticed is that initially the Car used to get hot, meaning you would feel the heat near the bonnet after a drive of say around 40-50 Kms. That has now reduced but i feel it some times and randomly. Any explanation for this? Or is it normal. Someone told me that new cars initially have this heating tendency, it will go away after few weeks.
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why or rather how would you drive at 5500rpm non stop for 2 hours!?!
You probably find the engine cooler because of the chill in the air.
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diki, every car's bonnet gets hot man. Most of the energy from the combustion of fuel goes to waste as heat. As long as the temperature needle stays at the middle of the gauge, you have nothing to worry about.

I don't know what's the redline on a 320i, but I doubt you'll be able to hit and keep 5500RPM on any car continuously on our roads in higher gears. If you are going on a long trip, you'll ease into a cruise in 5/6th gear at a very low RPM and only rev up when you need to overtake.
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diki, every car's bonnet gets hot man. Most of the energy from the combustion of fuel goes to waste as heat. As long as the temperature needle stays at the middle of the gauge, you have nothing to worry about.
Thanks Immortalz, yeah but i feel it gets more heated than my Ikon. Do bigger cars, meaning more powerful ones tend to get more heated. I though apart from more power these cars might have better cooling mechanism in place as well.

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why or rather how would you drive at 5500rpm non stop for 2 hours!?!
You probably find the engine cooler because of the chill in the air.
Sahil, It was kind of a Hypothetical question. About me, i struggle to even go past 3000 RPM.
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I didnt know they still made 320s, they are replaced by 323 and 328 here in North America. Are these imports from Europe perhaps? Whats the engine spec on these?
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Dude, your question was already answered (BMW 320i: First 10 days/700 Kms Review- Pics included) pages ago.
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Old 7th January 2009, 00:37   #54
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Hi Diki,
You have to run in the engine which happens at about 2000 kms.
For petrol 3 series the highest rpm you should go to is 4500 rpm and don't exceed 160 Km/h.
For diesel it is 3500 rpm and 150 km/h.
Don't use kickdown and don't use full throttle.
Also don't drive in water that is more than 1feet deep and don't go faster than normal walking speed in case of excess water but avoid more than 1ft water at all cost.
But please do recheck the above info with the dealer in case i am giving some wrong info.
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AFAIK, all the 3 series vehicles are imported in CKD form from Europe and are assembled here.
there is certain amount of localization on the cars - the plastics and the fabric is local.
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Hey Morph, where are the pics of your snow-white ??
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Congrats diki. Wonderful machine and very well written review.
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diki...excellent picture you got as your image!

anyways,...,nice pics of your beemer! initially the 320i was not delivered with the xenon's. Only the 320d Highline was.

but you got an excellent exterior which is surely easier to maintain than the saphire black!

njoy n keep your 2000kM+ reports pouring in.

yo'!

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Hey, what's the update on this one?
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