2019 330i M Sport Review

doublespaces

Administrator
Oct 18, 2016
7,206
AZ
Autocar got a chance to test drive a prototype G20 330i. Its a slightly longer and wider car with a longer wheelbase and made of a high proportion of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel. This has made it up to 55kg lighter and 15-20% torsionally stiffer.

It has a 'variable sport' steering box which is apparently not active steering, and optional adaptive dampers from Tenneco. The 330i will come with a 2.0L turbo-four producing over 250bhp and 295 lb-ft torque bound to an eight speed automatic which we can assume is the ZF 8HP. In markets where you get a lower model, apparently manual gearboxes will be fitted. Some engines will receive the xDrive treatment and apparently there are variants with a standard drive and M Sport trim that come with an LSD.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/first-drive-bmw-3-series-2018-330i-m-sport-prototype
 

Rob09msport

Captain
Oct 28, 2017
1,164
Monroe CT
Lsd makes it worthy of m being in name. Honestly as much as I would want the bigger engine their is something to be said for light chassis and around e46 like power as long feels crisp and revs out nice could be real nice for spirited driving and just fun
 
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