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As great as the I6 engine is inside the 435/335 (Car and Driver called it quite possibly the best engine in a sub $100k car), I'd go for the 428 M Sport over the 335 no-line. The 4 Series, generally speaking, is a better driver's car. It has a lower center of gravity, wider track, longer wheel base. You even sit lower in the cockpit. It's also much more of a head turner. 3 Series no-lines are plain dull looking; the rims are horrible as are the seats. You'll be blending in with the thousands of F30s on the road today.

Granted, the 2 liter in the 428 isn't the same as the 3 liter in the 335. But it's certainly no slouch (Car and Driver called it quite possibly the best 4 cylinder on the road today). It doesn't produce the same race engine sound but it's still a performer hitting 60 mph in just over 5 seconds and clipping the 1/4 mile in under 14. That's fast. The fuel economy is better too.

It's ultimately your call and I can understand your appreciation for the I6. This is what I'd go for. With the 428, you'll still have a generally faster car than an IS350, C350, Q50, TT.
 

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Thanks guys. I think I will get the 428 m sport. I was leaning towards that regardless but I wanted to no everyone else's opinion on this matter.
I will post my picks later this week when I get the car!
You're buying from your dealer's inventory and not ordering to your exact specs?
 

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^^that 335 definately looks lovely. But it does have the black kidneys and is lowered plus that pic looks photoshopped to the Nth degree. It almost looks like a perfect drawing.

The 435 on the other hand is dirty from driving on a wet/muddy surface with an unfortunate front plate attached. The pic was taken in bad lighting too.
 
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