There is no limit to perfection - this is a fact. But why redo something already, in general, finished? Cheerless thoughts tormented me on the plane, which took me to distant Barnaul to meet with a modified 3 series. I do not like such surprises, because life has repeatedly proved that there is nothing good from such “alterations”. But…
In general, it was love at first sight. Because the predatory squint of the eyes and the formidable lattice have not gone away. A slightly rounded side turned Gran Turismo face. The hardened "treshka" is good from all the grown sides: both in height, in width, and in ground clearance. By the way, it is logical that there is more space for passengers.
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However, if the car captivated the heart with its appearance, then the salon, made at the highest level, somehow pay little attention. You know - everything is completely perfect anyway. Therefore, it remained to clutch a dead grip on the steering wheel.
When the first clouding of the mind from the meeting passed, it turned out that I was sitting in the diesel version of 320d. It is not yet on the Russian market, but the representative office promises that very soon it will reach our latitudes. But I am especially kind to these cars - apparently, as opposed to automakers who do not like to import diesel cars to us.
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And then it's time to talk about the shortcomings of a car, otherwise I’m afraid I will be accused of bias and advertising. So, the diesel modification, of course, for respectable. For those who will not “tumble” into a turn and “burn” from a traffic light. The solid "herd" of 184 hp not to say very vigorously clocked 320d. Banks in turns are also not what you want to experience once again. And in theory, from the measured ride, which this version has, passengers should have fun. But by evening, the noise in the cabin completely tired my ears …
In general, the next day I changed to a 328i gasoline with a slight impatience - I believed in the car, as my beloved man, and hoped that it would be better. "Treshka" reciprocated and did not disappoint. Mountain serpentine, in my opinion, is tired of flickering in mirrors and glasses. And we merged with BMW in a single rush and circled, circled, circled…
All day we spent under the sign Sport - a mode in which the suspension becomes tougher and the steering wheel tougher. The eight-band “automatic” reacts briskly and does not contain 245 hp. under the hood. The roar of the motor and the driving spoiler became the final and invaluable touches in this picture. Since I could only pull me out of the 328i's arms with the seat and the steering wheel, my colleague, who had lost hope of ever replacing me, dozed obediently. And that told me a lot about the comfort of the car.
The next day I didn’t want to part with the “grantor” completely. And now, on long, almost white nights, I will dream of a serpentine and a BMW car that broke my fragile girl’s heart.
Well, if on business, then a car with gasoline engines can already be ordered from dealers. The price is quite reasonable: 1, 535, 000 rubles for the 320i model and 1, 885, 000 rubles for the 328i. The diesel will go to Russia in the fall.