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      06-12-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Doug Demuro M340i Review

I'll add this to the "Review" Thread but figured people might want to see this without digging for it:

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      06-12-2019, 01:36 PM   #2
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I'll add this to the "Review" Thread but figured people might want to see this without digging for it:
Finally!

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About time.
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That interior door trim looks like trash. Worse than an F30.
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That interior door trim looks like trash. Worse than an F30.
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I am expecting a lot more reviews like this one actually, where those who reviewed the lower horsepower 3's will be a bit blown away....
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Watching... even though I owned one for almost 2 months now puts a smile on my face hearing Doug say nothing but good things about it 🙂🙂🙂
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I'll wait until I see it in person, but it looks cheap on the video.
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At 2:47 in the video Doug made a big mistake.

The Aluminium Tetragon Trim is the trim in the interior, the stuff on the dashboard and centre console.
The trim around the grille is called 'Cerium Grey'.
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Doug tells there is a clear margin for the real M with respect to directness and steering feel to be covered. Is this true? Does the M340i feel indeed a bit remote, muted and filtered?

I recently drove the Tesla 3 performance and I was seduced by its directness and nimble, crispy feel as from the go.

How the M340i stacks up compared to M3 and Tesla? Any experience?
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Who is Doug and why do we care what he thinks?
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Doug tells there is a clear margin for the real M with respect to directness and steering feel to be covered. Is this true? Does the M340i feel indeed a bit remote, muted and filtered?

I recently drove the Tesla 3 performance and I was seduced by its directness and nimble, crispy feel as from the go.

How the M340i stacks up compared to M3 and Tesla? Any experience?
I think he is smoking something or drove the car with all season tires.
I love M 340 steering. I have x drive, 19 with pilot 4s. Direct, heavy, communicative steering. Put it this way - you can not tell you are driving x drive car. it does not under-steer easily and tucks in to turns immediately.
Car drifts beautifully and dances through correct /pause /return on drifts
I love it.
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Who is Doug and why do we care what he thinks?
Not, but it's an indication nevertheless. T3 performance is at same TCO, so is M340i on par, better or inferiour? I only drove the Tesla (no M340i in Europe yet), and was properly impressed by it.
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That interior door trim looks like trash. Worse than an F30.
Which trim? There isn't any on the doors.
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Which trim? There isn't any on the doors.
It just looks flat and paper thin.
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At 2:47 in the video Doug made a big mistake.

The Aluminium Tetragon Trim is the trim in the interior, the stuff on the dashboard and centre console.
The trim around the grille is called 'Cerium Grey'.
I was also shocked how badly he made this mistake.
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Quick and dirty review but I guess he likes it. I'm getting the feeling that reviewers are overall not too interested in this car, which is very strange to me.
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Quick and dirty review but I guess he likes it. I'm getting the feeling that reviewers are overall not too interested in this car, which is very strange to me.
Nothing strange about it , the car simply has zero hype behind it and for a good reason.
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How come he rates the m340i handling better than the 330i? I would suspect the 330i handles slightly better due to less weight over the front axle.
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How come he rates the m340i handling better than the 330i? I would suspect the 330i handles slightly better due to less weight over the front axle.
- Different suspension geometries
- M340 has variable steering standard
- M340 has LSD standard (probably didn't kick in during review to really have power delivery impact on steering, though)

Gone are the days of the mid-tier (e.g. M340) having the same suspension as compared to the entry level 3 series model.
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Said the same thing most of us were saying. M doesn’t belong on the non M car
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