Actually,the all new 320d is more
Thanx to rear drive,u can actually use the turbocharger's full power! In a mainstream front driver,the stabiprograms interfere much earlier,and constantly cut torque,denying u of any fun! And many new cars won't actually offer a true manual-mode in their stabisoftware applications,which is probly to hide the weaknesses of their flawed chassis?
But,if it was my money,I'd definitely buy the all new 3er rather than a 120d!
The 120d IS RWD, it shares its platform with E90.
Is the 1 a realistic family car?
I like it and more important, my wife likes it. But it does seem small to accomodate 2 kids and luggage for traveling, no?
I didn't see much of them last Sunday when we drove to the MARTa museum in Herford. Lots of new A -class.
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake: the great affair is to move." (Stevenson 1850-1894)
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3.0 SMG Sterling/Black/Black/107/Xenon/Nav/Handy:Bluetooth Nokia 6310i
Big foam removed for extra horny sound...
I love my SMG! But maybe it's not for everybody...yet.
they should offer a touring version...
THeir cheapest offering for young families at the moment is a 30k minimum 3er touring,for2 kids the hatch is imo to small,there´s a gap which could be filled with a 1er touring.
Re: Is the 1 a realistic family car?
Rear seat is cramped considering the exterior dimensios and is barely acceptable for adults.But kids should find it good enough.Trunk looks small compared to the class average,especially next to new Focus,but pack wisely and it isnt a big problem.
A thing to consider is the firm ride (if you opt for sports chassis+run flat combo),which may actually limit your route selection :)
1er touring gets VERY close to 3er touring's price
1er station wagon would be squeezed between 5dr and 3er wagon.. Maybe BMW will need to do some marketing politics (limit the available engines/tires/equipment etc) to prevent it from chewing 3er touring sales,and vice versa..
many have posted leaving the e46 3 saying it does
not have enough room in the back seat and trunk for a family of four!
i would guess the 1 series will be a sized between a Mini and the 3.