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      09-16-2020, 01:29 PM   #23
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I'm eyeing an M340 for next year, it's easily one of the best BMW's you can buy from a pure driving perspective, short of the M5. They bastardized the new 2 series with the FWD nonsense, and I had the 2015 2 series which was great.
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I'm eyeing an M340 for next year, it's easily one of the best BMW's you can buy from a pure driving perspective, short of the M5. They bastardized the new 2 series with the FWD nonsense, and I had the 2015 2 series which was great.
Just to make you feel better, the next 2 Series coupe will still be rwd.
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      09-16-2020, 02:34 PM   #25
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Just to make you feel better, the next 2 Series coupe will still be rwd.
Good, let's just hope they market it as a proper sports car, not some magnet for 20 year old tik-tokers that wear Yeezy's and look at these cars like status symbols.
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Although how fine the 328i might be, ditch it and keep the M2 as long as you can! When you get kids...

...use the GTI for the practicality it delivers!
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Just to make you feel better, the next 2 Series coupe will still be rwd.
Good, let's just hope they market it as a proper sports car, not some magnet for 20 year old tik-tokers that wear Yeezy's and look at these cars like status symbols.
Yeah I had a 228GC loaner and it is trash to drive. Light, perceptibly non-linear steering, hopeless acceleration. The tech is great and so are the interior materials, but that's it!
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      09-16-2020, 10:34 PM   #28
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I had a 2015 F82 M4 and have made the switch to the M340. I received my G20 approx. 2 weeks ago so there may be some recency bias in my post.. but I will make the bold statement of saying I like my M340 more than the F82.

The F82 had the DCT which is definitely quicker than the M340 transmission, but not by a huge margin. My current transmission does not leave me missing the DCT.

Exhaust note I would give to the M340. The crackles and burbles play a large role in my love for this exhaust (F82 rarely burbled, but did make some insanely good sounds nonetheless)

The F82 had extended merino leather and my G20 has black sensatec. I love the steering wheel on the G20 (much thicker than the F82). I love the digital dashboard display and the infotainment screen as well.

I love driving the M340. It is not as "raw" feeling as the F82 in terms of acceleration and top end speed, but the M340 does not leave much to be desired in that department. It is extremely quick, imo.

The Portimao/Cognac combination is something beautiful & I think you'd be pleased to have the M340 as your daily.
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I had a f30 330i (lease) and 2018 m2 also.

Turned in the lease and sold the m2 to get the m340.

I feel like the m340 combines the best features of both the m2 and 330. You get the space and comfort of a 3 series but also pretty much the same power if not more as the m2. Handling is about 85% of the m2 I would say.

I tried DD'ing the m2 for a while and it was just too rough and too loud. The car is always on edge and ready to go. Which is perfect if you wanna have fun but it gets annoying after a while on a daily basis.
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I had a f30 330i (lease) and 2018 m2 also.

Turned in the lease and sold the m2 to get the m340.

I feel like the m340 combines the best features of both the m2 and 330. You get the space and comfort of a 3 series but also pretty much the same power if not more as the m2. Handling is about 85% of the m2 I would say.

I tried DD'ing the m2 for a while and it was just too rough and too loud. The car is always on edge and ready to go. Which is perfect if you wanna have fun but it gets annoying after a while on a daily basis.
Interesting. Another option for those who need something exciting that can also daily drive is the M240 providing you don't regularly carry rear passengers. I hear great things about them.
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I recently sold my OG M2 and replaced it with an M340i as I needed a more comfortable daily. I do sometimes miss the M2 as a weekend fun car however I have no regrets as the M340i is a lot more useable and strikes the perfect balance between comfort and performance. IMO the M340i is probably one of the best cars in the current Bmw lineup.
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I had a f30 330i (lease) and 2018 m2 also.

Turned in the lease and sold the m2 to get the m340.

I feel like the m340 combines the best features of both the m2 and 330. You get the space and comfort of a 3 series but also pretty much the same power if not more as the m2. Handling is about 85% of the m2 I would say.

I tried DD'ing the m2 for a while and it was just too rough and too loud. The car is always on edge and ready to go. Which is perfect if you wanna have fun but it gets annoying after a while on a daily basis.
Interesting. Another option for those who need something exciting that can also daily drive is the M240 providing you don't regularly carry rear passengers. I hear great things about them.
Yeah but it has the older version of the b58 and I don't if it's more fun than the m340.

I was actually set on getting a m550 before the m340. I just test drove the m340 out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with how lively it is. The m550 feels like a boat around corners compared to the g20. And acceleration is not a huge difference. Also the g20 is about $20k less and not a whole lot smaller inside
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I had a f30 330i (lease) and 2018 m2 also.

Turned in the lease and sold the m2 to get the m340.

I feel like the m340 combines the best features of both the m2 and 330. You get the space and comfort of a 3 series but also pretty much the same power if not more as the m2. Handling is about 85% of the m2 I would say.

I tried DD'ing the m2 for a while and it was just too rough and too loud. The car is always on edge and ready to go. Which is perfect if you wanna have fun but it gets annoying after a while on a daily basis.
Interesting. Another option for those who need something exciting that can also daily drive is the M240 providing you don't regularly carry rear passengers. I hear great things about them.
Yeah but it has the older version of the b58 and I don't if it's more fun than the m340.

I was actually set on getting a m550 before the m340. I just test drove the m340 out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with how lively it is. The m550 feels like a boat around corners compared to the g20. And acceleration is not a huge difference. Also the g20 is about $20k less and not a whole lot smaller inside
Agree, for me it's almost the perfect car...
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