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      02-20-2016, 04:21 PM   #23
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1) The steering. The hydraulic rack in the E90 just felt right. The F80 in comfort is a bit too light, but it's the best mode.
I just got a '15 X135 (which as you know is basically a jacked up E91) with hydraulic steering and being able to go between E-generation hydraulic steering and F80 electric steering has been interesting.

I do think there is "hype" and replaying of magazine text that accompanies a lot of the "f80 steering sux" commentary

Agreed that F80 comfort is the best mode
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I do think there is "hype" and replaying of magazine text that accompanies a lot of the "f80 steering sux" commentary
Yeah, I agree. I think they did a pretty good job with the electric steering on the M. However, I'd take the hydraulic system back in a second if I had the choice.
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Thanks for all the opinions. Sounds like the f80 is going to fit me just fine. I will say the steering on the E90 was the thing that sold me on the car when I was deciding between bmw & Audi. Just felt (and still feels) so connected. So that's a bit disappointing, but I'm sure I can look past it for the rest of the great features.... And speed
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I have a 2008 E90 335 (modified to Dinan 3) I've had since new and a F83 M4 which I've also had since new (obviously).

- Prefer the steering feel in the E90. Can't beat that hydraulic steering, dayum!
- My E90 (particularly given mods) is surprisingly quick. It's xDrive so in the winter it is much quicker from a dig than the M4

However - the M beats it in every single other way

- Zero under steer in the M4, like zero
- Pulls like a damn dragon. Much much faster if Summer or tires are warm
- Much more modern and higher quality cabin
- Stiffer ride, louder too but not uncomfortable
- Looks are way more aggressive
- Bigger, wider

All up, I love the F8X but I still enjoy driving my E90 also.
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