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post #1 of 13 Old 10-27-2014, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a 4 series soon

Hi all,

I am looking at buying a 4 series and am trying to figure out whether i want a 428 or 435. My current desired specs are Glacier Silver / M Sport / Tech package / Harmon Kardon Stereo / Heated seats

With that said, I am still not decided whether I want to go 428 or 435. I test drove a 435 here in Nevada recently and really liked it. Hope to hear more on the pros and cons of both 4 and 6 cylinder here.

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post #4 of 13 Old 10-28-2014, 04:53 AM
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The difference in power is dramatic. Do you drive hard often? If so, go for the 435i.

Otherwise, the 428i is a fantastic modern powertrain, and the lower running costs can be a significant plus as time progresses.
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-28-2014, 01:32 PM
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Second what Imola has to say, although I would give strong consideration to the sixxer as that block is one of the most bulletproof in the league!
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The difference in power is dramatic. Do you drive hard often? If so, go for the 435i.

Otherwise, the 428i is a fantastic modern powertrain, and the lower running costs can be a significant plus as time progresses.
Thanks, good to know as i haven't driven a 428 yet. The power of the 435 was quite impressive though, and I could see myself being a bit underwhelmed if it isn't there when I drive a 428. At the moment, I'm looking very closely at a couple of 435s and hope to buy within the next week or two.
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Thanks, good to know as i haven't driven a 428 yet. The power of the 435 was quite impressive though, and I could see myself being a bit underwhelmed if it isn't there when I drive a 428. At the moment, I'm looking very closely at a couple of 435s and hope to buy within the next week or two.
You might want to try calling around to some of the dealers near you to see what they have, they might have one you can test drive.
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I regret getting the 428i wish i would have got the 35.
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post #9 of 13 Old 10-29-2014, 05:52 PM
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The difference is so massive now. I remember with the E90's the 28 was just the 35 sans turbos, so you still got a silky straight 6. Going to a four pot has made the power band much shorter and bit peaky if you ask me...
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and if you're building your car and having it shipped from Germany, opt for the port installed power kit on the 435 so you can outrun an S5.
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