|ade and liz flint
Joined: 02 Jul 2010
Location: Near Chepstow
|Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:31 pm Post subject: A white 318i motorsport saloon
|Whilst our D3BT is being fettled back at Newport, we've got the pleasure of using their 318i demo for a week. Bog-standard, but does look good in white.
Usual positives with the 3 series....excellent grip, steering etc, and the suspension of the standard msport on 18" wheels is now much more comfortable than it was on the E46, far less crashy and less inclined to tramline. All the major controls are nicely weighted, particularly the gearbox which is lovely to use. Don't like the engine, though. Underpowered for the car, not as smooth as we'd like and the fuel consumption is around 31mpg after some spirited, but not crazy, driving on good A-roads.
It will do until we get ours back, hopefully Friday.
E91 B3SBiturbo #127; Space Grey, striped & slipped
981 Porsche Cayman GTS; Racing Yellow
Focus STline dog wagon; Deep Impact Blue
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S