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02-17-2007, 09:17 PM
”Wind management is much better” in the new BMW 3 Series convertible than BMW’s first three iterations going back 20 years, says AutoWeek.
Feb. 17, 2007
BMW’s new 3 Series folding-hardtop convertible represents a big improvement over earlier versions, says AutoWeek (http://www.autoweek.com) in a First Drive review, as “engineers went for an ‘open’ feel but not at the expense of wind management.” Writing in the Feb. 19 issue, Mark Vaughn says, “Driving the newest 3 Series convertible was a lesson in proper aerodynamics.” </p> Suspensions for U.S. and European models are the same, although some options differ. U.S. cars get 17-inch and 18-inch wheels; Canadian and European cars can be fitted with 19-inch wheels. Outside the U.S., you order paddle shifters with any automatic transmission car; here it’s part of the sport package. Vaughn said that after a brief, one-day drive in Arizona, the 335i coupe seemed to drive better and had a stiffer body.

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