BMW E90 328i Is Better than the F30 328i According to Road&Track
The E90 328i was the best seller, and it has almost always been in the US. Compared to its younger brother, the E90 had 2 extra cylinders and 1 liter extra of displacement, making the naturally aspirated engine churn out 230 HP at 6500 RPM.
The F30 is using BMW's most popular N20 engine with a turbocharger bolted on the 4-cylinders under the bonnet producing 240 HP and 350 Nm of torque, making the car faster than its predecessor by a small margin.
However, the sound of the 6-cylinder is better in everyday. Furthermore, you get to hear it for more than it's possible in the F30. That's a plus next to the better feel you get from the hydraulic steering in the E90 that tells you exactly where you're going.
The advantages of the F30 are clear: the race to decrease CO2 emissions and make cars more fuel efficient determined BMW to take some drastic measures that weren't always that popular but they are necessary in order to make sure our next generations can enjoy the world just as much as we did.
Furthermore, the 335i is always waiting in case you want that extraordinary sound of a 3-liter 6-cylinder engine and even more performance. Bottom line, evolution demands compromise and maturity and that's what an F30 328i asks of you.
Full story: Road&Track