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Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
17-05-2019, 10:09 PM
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suncool Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
Hi Guys

I'm planning to get my younger brother a second hand BMW 3 series 320i a/t (f30) 2012 model it has 78000km. It has an all new 2.0 litre turbo four- cylinder engine with 135kW and 320NM on tap...

Is this a good buy im worried about buying the car with the turbo please advise.
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17-05-2019, 10:10 PM
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Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
Stay away from the 320i , probably the worst engine that BMW has ever made.

Rather search for a 320d


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17-05-2019, 10:13 PM
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RE: Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
(17-05-2019 10:10 PM)Danny@DSCmotorsport Wrote:  Stay away from the 320i , probably the worst engine that BMW has ever made.

Rather search for a 320d


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17-05-2019, 10:15 PM
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RE: Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
Welcome!
So you mention it has the new engine.. 135kw but it is a 2012.. That should tell you all you need to know about the N20..
Buy the N47 is what I say too... My 2c..

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17-05-2019, 10:50 PM
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RE: Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
(17-05-2019 10:09 PM)Max penguin Wrote:  Hi Guys

I'm planning to get my younger brother a second hand BMW 3 series 320i a/t (f30) 2012 model it has 78000km. It has an all new 2.0 litre turbo four- cylinder engine with 135kW and 320NM on tap...

Is this a good buy im worried about buying the car with the turbo please advise.

Depending on what your brother needs, a 320i may not be the best choice. How old is he? What mileage will he do annually? What is your budget for maintenance costs per year and insurance per month?

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18-05-2019, 01:37 PM
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RE: Advice - 2012 bmw 3 series 320i a/t (f30)
All new 2012 motor? Fencelook

Stay away from N20. It has been replaced with, what's supposedly, the better motor in the 20i.

A very short-lived motor in terms of production - for obvious reasons

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