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post Apr 8 2021, 05:11 PM

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If you buy using logic, you would not be looking at BMW.
BMW is always an emotional purchase, so go with your feeling.

I've test driven both G20 330i and 320i few times.
Don't test the 330i if your budget can't stretch, you will feel 'potong stim' if you switch back to 320i.

When you step on the pedal 330i would give you that omph feel, unfortunately 320i don't.

Like many said, if you said you 'love' 320i, then just go with it.

Banyak Masuk Workshop nevermind, if the car gives you more motivation to work harder and earn more money, then it's worth it.
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post Apr 9 2021, 01:04 PM

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QUOTE(Pepperboy @ Apr 8 2021, 03:43 PM)
Also curious about run-flats (all BMWs now have 'em?)...

Are they really that fragile and prone to punctures than "regular" tyres?

Do we have to babysit run-flats?
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Fragile or prone to punture? No difference compared to normal tyres.
The complains are mainly on the harshness since the sidewall is has a structure to hold up after pressure loss, hence less flexible compared to standard tyres.
Thie contributes to harder ride and higher noise transmission.
They are also heavier, and of course, more expensive.

For joke, the Bridgestone is "fondly" referred to as "BrickStone"

Having said that, the runflat has improved a lot

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post Apr 9 2021, 02:57 PM

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QUOTE(Pepperboy @ Apr 8 2021, 03:43 PM)
Also curious about run-flats (all BMWs now have 'em?)...

Are they really that fragile and prone to punctures than "regular" tyres?

Do we have to babysit run-flats?
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Yes all new bmw's comes standard with run flats.

My personal experience with different brand of run flats

Bridgestone S001, poor grip in wet, wear out very fast. Regular driving it lasts 25k km only shakehead.gif

Pirelli Cinturato P7, decent grip in wet, wear rate is ok, but very prone to get bulges on the contact surface if you go over potholes. Once there's a bulge, you get uneven wear and it wears out very fast. 2 of my 4 tires get this problem

In the end changed all to michelin PS4. Even with 50k miles the tires still in good shape but it's getting noisy though
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post Apr 10 2021, 08:41 PM

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QUOTE(V12Kompressor @ Apr 2 2021, 10:09 AM)
Yes, 320i now with iDrive 7.0 and updated Live Cockpit Plus
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Bro can u show how the updated meter cluster look like? The showroom that I went to only have the 2020 units with outdated cluster
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post Apr 10 2021, 09:29 PM

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QUOTE(driftmeister @ Apr 10 2021, 08:41 PM)
Bro can u show how the updated meter cluster look like? The showroom that I went to only have the 2020 units with outdated cluster
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user posted image

Almost Similar like 218i meters
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post Apr 11 2021, 09:15 AM

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QUOTE(smurfs_89 @ Oct 30 2020, 06:41 PM)
Actually I thinking to upgrade my self to continental. Which is BMW is my dream car anyway. Especially the BMW 320i i love it so much.
But i checked with my few friends but most of them said, BMW means banyak masuk workshop. even new car. How la..!!!I checked in yourtube all gave only good review. If there is anyone G20 owners out there, kindly request to drop your advice..
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Your frens say so just because they cannot afford a BMW, jealous sour grapes la😂
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post Apr 11 2021, 03:54 PM

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QUOTE(ctw88 @ Apr 9 2021, 02:57 PM)
Yes all new bmw's comes standard with run flats.

My personal experience with different brand of run flats

Bridgestone S001, poor grip in wet, wear out very fast. Regular driving it lasts 25k km only shakehead.gif

Pirelli Cinturato P7, decent grip in wet, wear rate is ok, but very prone to get bulges on the contact surface if you go over potholes. Once there's a bulge, you get uneven wear and it wears out very fast. 2 of my 4 tires get this problem

In the end changed all to michelin PS4. Even with 50k miles the tires still in good shape but it's getting noisy though
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The G20 320 now comes fitted with Hankook.
Bulging on the contact surface? Is it delamination on the contact surface?

Speaking of tyre wear, the Bridgestone Alenza on the X3 can barely get pass 20k km under normal mixed city/highway use.
And that's with AWD where the traction is spread across all wheels.
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post Apr 11 2021, 09:32 PM

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Phytonic Blue…good color?
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post Apr 12 2021, 01:24 PM

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QUOTE(BigMan123 @ Apr 11 2021, 09:32 PM)
Phytonic Blue…good color?
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Looks good on the X3, should be good on the 3 series too
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post Apr 12 2021, 01:41 PM

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QUOTE(electron @ Apr 11 2021, 03:54 PM)
The G20 320 now comes fitted with Hankook.
Bulging on the contact surface? Is it delamination on the contact surface?

Speaking of tyre wear, the Bridgestone Alenza on the X3 can barely get pass 20k km under normal mixed city/highway use.
And that's with AWD where the traction is spread across all wheels.
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Not delamination, but the surface becomes uneven. You can feel it with your palm, feels like the wire mesh inside is out of shape. Usually bulges happens on the side wall, but on this tire it happens on the contact surface
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post Apr 12 2021, 02:48 PM

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QUOTE(ctw88 @ Apr 12 2021, 01:41 PM)
Not delamination, but the surface becomes uneven. You can feel it with your palm, feels like the wire mesh inside is out of shape. Usually bulges happens on the side wall, but on this tire it happens on the contact surface
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This sounds like flat-spot, a condition that will happen when the car is parked at the same spot for far too long.

This post has been edited by V12Kompressor: Apr 12 2021, 02:48 PM
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post Apr 12 2021, 02:57 PM

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QUOTE(V12Kompressor @ Apr 12 2021, 02:48 PM)
This sounds like flat-spot, a condition that will happen when the car is parked at the same spot for far too long.
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My car is daily driven, but over quite a lot of pot holes thanks to our superb roads.

Not sure if it's related to batch quality issue, because both problematic tires are made in 2016 on the same week
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post Apr 12 2021, 07:09 PM

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Heard it from some salesmen that 330i is out of stock now. Have to wait for 2-3 months for delivery.

Does anybody know any SC that has a 2021 330i for test drive?
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post Apr 12 2021, 07:33 PM

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QUOTE(ratloverice @ Apr 12 2021, 07:09 PM)
Heard it from some salesmen that 330i is out of stock now. Have to wait for 2-3 months for delivery.

Does anybody know any SC that has a 2021 330i for test drive?
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Not only the 330i, I booked the 330e in Nov 20 and until now still no stock 😂
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post Apr 12 2021, 08:01 PM

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QUOTE(jonlee @ Apr 12 2021, 07:33 PM)
Not only the 330i, I booked the 330e in Nov 20 and until now still no stock 😂
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Demmmm. I was waiting for new C class which is estimated to be launched here at the end of this year, but the SA said that it will very likely be CBU. RM310k for c200 and RM350k for c300. So I decided to go for 330i... manatau no stock pulak...
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post Apr 14 2021, 10:36 AM

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QUOTE(ratloverice @ Apr 12 2021, 07:09 PM)
Heard it from some salesmen that 330i is out of stock now. Have to wait for 2-3 months for delivery.

Does anybody know any SC that has a 2021 330i for test drive?
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Back in late February, most, if not all, the 3 series were sold out with new allocation only expected from April (basically, the waiting period was already approaching 2 months back in February).
You don't really need to test the 2021 330i to get a feel. From driving dynamics, there should be very very small, if any, difference compared to 2020 model.
the 320i does get the ID7 update but the 330i is already using ID7 since launch.
Try calling up the dealers, hope they haven't sell off their demo units.
You can also try those with premium selection and ask if they have any 330i for test drive.


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