"The only real complaint, being a car enthusiast, is that it is a little too quiet. I would like to hear the engine more, and the car is quick, but there is not a lot of torque, so I would like to feel it more."
Sounds like you would like the new 335i twin turbo. It's got about 300 lb-ft of torque at only 1500 RPM. Your still probably not going to hear much engine noise though since BMW's engines in general have a turbine like feel and smoothness to them, but if you become a BMW fan you'll come to appreciate that too. Any powerful engine can be loud and rumbly, but to have a powerful engine that's turbine smooth and fairly quiet has a different and special feeling to it.
What possible patriotic reason could you have for buying American? Most of the parts and a lot of the actual cars/trucks aren't even made by AMERICANS. And a lot of BMW models are made here.
Throw on a cold air intake if you want to hear the engine. rpm's past 3K and on sound amazing.
I own a BMW 328I and I love it; no probs yet.
I wrote the original review, and apart from a few more annoying failures like my thermometer reading -35' all the time, and random error messages that disappear, I'm still in love.
My car now has a AFE cold air intake and Jim Conforti shark software installed; it's a lot louder, and little quicker, and burns more gas, but it was totally worth it.
My car now has 83,000 miles on it.
The 328i is the best BMW yet.
If you feel like your 328i is slow. Just glance at the speedo when your flooring it, and that will quickly reassure you that its not as slow as it feels as you fly past the national speed limit.
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