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    New toy

    Corrado still SORN, unfortunately. But I have myself a new plaything




    This is my 335d xDrive Touring, with adaptive suspension, and the uprated M Sport Brakes (though I don't really rate them all that highly - they will be getting replaced).

    Already has been remapped to around 390bhp and 560lb/ft.

    Next plans, to get AC Schnitzer springs to properly compliment the adaptive dampers. The xDrive cars come with SE Springs, not MSport (even though it may be an MSport Trim level). Will be changing to steel braided hoses later this year also.
    Plans to also eventually upgrade the brakes, but then that should be it really.

    Hope you all are well.
    1995 Green Corrado VR6 Storm (Currently SORN - Since 8th Jan 2011)
    Daily drive: BMW 335d Touring [remapped to approx 390bhp & 560lb/ft]

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    Nice mate. I'd love a touring, especially in 335i or 335d form.
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    Very nice. I nearly brought one of them. Was going to to view a second time when my local Skoda dealer rang me to tell me about an Octavia VRS that had just arrived. More toys lower miles and cheaper so was no brainer really. Even if the bmw was a nice drive
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    Thanks guys. I'm really enjoying BMWs.

    The Corrado had sent a benchmark for me in terms of drive feel/feedback. And since then I find it "awkward" (for want of a better word) to get into a car and drive it if it lacks feel, if it's numb. BMW are still one of the few manufacturers that make drivers cars. I do feel that they are going towards the "numb" drive compared to their earlier offerings, but it's still much better than most out there. The lovely engine (as far as diesels are concerned) is just another piece of the puzzle that completes the package for me, especially after being remapped.
    Last edited by Dr Forinor; 1 Week Ago at 10:49 AM.
    1995 Green Corrado VR6 Storm (Currently SORN - Since 8th Jan 2011)
    Daily drive: BMW 335d Touring [remapped to approx 390bhp & 560lb/ft]

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    Very nice. I recently got a 320i Touring MSport, similar colour, although it is the old shape (2010)

    Great car, but so far much less reliable than my 20 years with VW's!
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    Yeh I have to say my Corrado gave me less issues than my previous BMW, let's see how this one does.
    1995 Green Corrado VR6 Storm (Currently SORN - Since 8th Jan 2011)
    Daily drive: BMW 335d Touring [remapped to approx 390bhp & 560lb/ft]

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    Nice! My mate recently bought a 320d touring in that colour with the 8 speed ZF. That thing is reasonably minty fresh with 180 odd hp, so yours must be like the entire box of tic-tacs in one mouthful! That is a lot of grunt!

    I like the gearbox but I'm afraid the rest of it is all a bit too bland for me, even at my ripe old age......where ageing blokes usually swap coilovers and trainers for air suspension and slippers.

    I don't know if you feel the same way, but I don't find the current BMWs to be as granite-like as the good old 90s BMWs. The engines are hugely better in the modern Bimmers though!
    Did have: 94 Corrado R32
    Now have: 2004 Golf R32

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    Kevin, I completely agree with you in regards to the blandness, but it's still the most exciting thing out of the current range of "sensible" estates that are available.

    Any "flaws" (no real flaws as such) are easily forgotten when you put the foot down though, and all the toys make up for it too. Adaptive suspension, heads up display (with the speed limit display), Harmon Kardon speakers for my finely tuned ears, parking surround view with parking assist etc etc, all good stuff and makes this a great place to be in whether it's a back road or if I've got the family drive down to wherever.

    It's a decent compromise let's say
    1995 Green Corrado VR6 Storm (Currently SORN - Since 8th Jan 2011)
    Daily drive: BMW 335d Touring [remapped to approx 390bhp & 560lb/ft]

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    It's certainly got all the right boxes ticked - 4WD, decent chassis, mega grunt in the engine room, practicality, decent stereo and BMWness. I hope you've put a 320d badge on it to upset the tailgating boy racers?

    Stick some ProjectMU HC800 pads on it and that might sort the brakes in the interim, until you can find a tasty brake kit for it.

    What's the most you can get out of that engine with sensible mods / outlay? Pretty incredible a 3 litre diesel engine is only 30hp shy of the E90 M3!!
    Did have: 94 Corrado R32
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    I bought it with the xDrive and 335d badge on it, I debadged that quick smart haha!

    ProjectMU HC800? Do tell me more? I was actually planning on getting Ferodo DS2500 pads? (An Alcon kit is £3k.... )

    I actually don't know what the most you can out of it. Most people (from what I've seen on brief read of the BMW forums) settle for a Stage 2 remap, which isn't a whole lot more (about 20-30bhp?) than the Stage 1 that I have now. The funny thing is, the delivery is so linear & so smooth, you would never realise the real acceleration is more ferocious (for a 1700kg family estate) than your perception of it.

    So what's your story with the Golf? I never in a million years imagined you getting rid of the Corrado?
    Last edited by Dr Forinor; 1 Week Ago at 10:49 AM.
    1995 Green Corrado VR6 Storm (Currently SORN - Since 8th Jan 2011)
    Daily drive: BMW 335d Touring [remapped to approx 390bhp & 560lb/ft]

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