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      05-16-2014, 01:53 PM   #45
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Except for track types and the most demanding enthusiast, I don't see the need to go up to the bigger engine at around $5-6K more, unless one just wants to.

This seems like a solid bargain for this type of performance. Adjusted for inflation I paid about $5,000 more for a near-stripper 325i in '05. (0-60 7.1 sec, 16" wheels) and it seems about the same size up front.
You can play the "how do you justify that kind of power" game all the way back to a Scion FRS. It all depends on what you want out of the car. I think there's a solid value proposition in both cars.

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Where does one actually use this feature in the real world? Don't you have to stop and set it up to use it? I hope people are not buying these just to do boulevard drag races.
It's a marketing bullet point. I doubt many buyers use it at all. Those that do try it out once, then remember that they're burning up a $1200 set of tires every time they do it
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Where does one actually use this feature in the real world? Don't you have to stop and set it up to use it? I hope people are not buying these just to do boulevard drag races.
Don't forget that there is a fairly large hipster-douchebag demographic for BMW to target to increase market share.
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