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The S60R is fast as a mofo. But it's turning radius kinda blows. I learned that real quick while trying to park it after my test drive.

It looks pretty hot when you get the special body kit trim put on. Especially in black. It's comfy too.

What I don't like however is the center console. Some of it doesn't make sense. For instance they put the heated seat buttons on the right side of the console next to the passanger seat. If they were going to group the buttons together they should have placed it either in the center or on the driver's side of the center console.

What's the performance of the 330D?

By the way your S60R image is borked.
 

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Here's mine with the factory aero kit:






the turning radius does suck. other than that I like it. it is fast, once the turbo goes to full boil, its over 1BAR of boost. plus its AWD.

the 3 series isnt a fair comparison, size wise, the S60R is closer in size to a 5'er. i was parked next to one the other day and my S60 was a bit bigger.
 

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Orient330iNYC said:
Here's mine with the factory aero kit:






the turning radius does suck. other than that I like it. it is fast, once the turbo goes to full boil, its over 1BAR of boost. plus its AWD.

the 3 series isnt a fair comparison, size wise, the S60R is closer in size to a 5'er. i was parked next to one the other day and my S60 was a bit bigger.
How you liking it so far? Do you do any autocross stuff?

ALso, how well do those little wipers on the headlights work?
 

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pretty good aside from killing a tire after 600 miles on a pothole.
havent tracked it yet, i'm still very far from being comfortable driving stick again. Drove my 330i yesterday, i do miss the heavier steering and smaller turning radius...

the wipers work pretty good, they spray and wipe, so the lens is clean unlike with a jet only system. volvo is switching to jet only for 05.
 

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THIS SHOULDN'T EVEN BE A HARD DECISION. get the BMW!! 3 reasons.
1 - It's a BMW
2 - It's a turbo
3 - It's diesel

I read an article on the 530d and it had 400 and some-odd lb. ft. of torque and like 369 HP. I would assume the 330d has the same engine. GET IT!
 

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Dougs325 said:
THIS SHOULDN'T EVEN BE A HARD DECISION. get the BMW!! 3 reasons.
1 - It's a BMW
2 - It's a turbo
3 - It's diesel

I read an article on the 530d and it had 400 and some-odd lb. ft. of torque and like 369 HP. I would assume the 330d has the same engine. GET IT!
here are the real numbers for the 330d

BMW 330d SE Touring | £27,545
Maximum speed: 141mph | 0-60mph: 7.2 seconds
Overall MPG: 33mpg | Power: 204bhp | Torque: 302lb ft

And for the R (6MT)
Maximum speed: 155mph | 0-60mph: 5.3 seconds
Overall MPG: 24mpg | Power: 300bhp | Torque: 295lb ft

Slushbox:
Maximum speed: 155mph | 0-60mph: 7.2 seconds
Overall MPG: ??mpg | Power: 300bhp | Torque: 258lb ft
 

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Orient330iNYC said:
here are the real numbers for the 330d

BMW 330d SE Touring | £27,545
Maximum speed: 141mph | 0-60mph: 7.8 seconds
Overall MPG: 33mpg | Power: 184bhp | Torque: 288lb ft

And for the R (6MT)
Maximum speed: 155mph | 0-60mph: 5.3 seconds
Overall MPG: 24mpg | Power: 300bhp | Torque: 295lb ft

Slushbox:
Maximum speed: 155mph | 0-60mph: 7.2 seconds
Overall MPG: ??mpg | Power: 300bhp | Torque: 258lb ft
The 330d is 204 Hp :thumbup:
 

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yunadezign said:
The 330d is 204 Hp :thumbup:
updated the hp, tq and 0-60 times. i had specs from a non valvetronic 330D

if you're going with the S60 2.5T (T-5), i would go with the 330d
the 2.5T is a slug in that trim.

Which one are you referring to, the R or the T5? the R is the 300HP model with the specs i listed above.
 

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Orient330iNYC said:
here are the real numbers for the 330d

BMW 330d SE Touring | £27,545
Maximum speed: 141mph | 0-60mph: 7.2 seconds
Overall MPG: 33mpg | Power: 204bhp | Torque: 302lb ft

And for the R (6MT)
Maximum speed: 155mph | 0-60mph: 5.3 seconds
Overall MPG: 24mpg | Power: 300bhp | Torque: 295lb ft

Slushbox:
Maximum speed: 155mph | 0-60mph: 7.2 seconds
Overall MPG: ??mpg | Power: 300bhp | Torque: 258lb ft
:yikes:

The automatic is almost 2 seconds slower than the stick! :thumbdwn:
 
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