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      01-22-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
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Anyone switch from a WRX STi to a 330i?

Hi,

Curious how the acceleration feels in comparison with the Sti from 5-70 mph along with handling characteristics.

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I had the 330 and it was 5.3 seconds 0-60. It was a blast.

Then I got the M340 and can get 3.9. Absolute animal.
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I had the 330 and it was 5.3 seconds 0-60. It was a blast.

Then I got the M340 and can get 3.9. Absolute animal.
I thought you had a 440i and you got a m340i? I saw someone who had a 330i and got an m340i shortly but can't remember who that was on this forum.
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I thought you had a 440i and you got a m340i? I saw someone who had a 330i and got an m340i shortly but can't remember who that was on this forum.
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      01-22-2020, 10:01 PM   #5
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I thought you had a 440i and you got a m340i? I saw someone who had a 330i and got an m340i shortly but can't remember who that was on this forum.
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Ahhhhh that's it! Lol. But this guy clearly had a 440i before from his posts, so why make this statement
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      01-23-2020, 01:32 AM   #6
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Your kidneys will like the upgrade.
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      01-23-2020, 08:16 AM   #7
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Your kidneys will like the upgrade.
Ride of the STi7 never bothered me, hope the 330i with M suspension is as firm.

Will the acceleration be comparable?
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      01-24-2020, 02:27 AM   #8
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I drove an STi of a friend some time ago. I was not impressed at all with acceleration from a roll. Especially on the highway, you had to drop so many gears just to get moving.
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I had the 330 and it was 5.3 seconds 0-60. It was a blast.

Then I got the M340 and can get 3.9. Absolute animal.
I thought you had a 440i and you got a m340i? I saw someone who had a 330i and got an m340i shortly but can't remember who that was on this forum.
Before the 440, had the 428. Same engine as the 330.
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I drove an STi of a friend some time ago. I was not impressed at all with acceleration from a roll. Especially on the highway, you had to drop so many gears just to get moving.
Great to hear, I would imagine the city driving will be superior over the STi as the 330i seems to make its' torque much lower down the rev range.
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