" American companies took over in my books. I'm not fighting it any longer. Bmw's brand is ruined and I'm never going to drive a 4 cylinder car. You guys can have a 450hp NA V8, unbelievable handling and sound, decent interior and good looks all for cheaper than this pos M235i with the C7. "
Please no, I spent the weekend in our shop's CLA 45 (~10 hour road trip and two track days) and I just test drove the M235i an hour ago. It's tough to say which car feels more powerful because I drove the M235i full of four people and the CLA had tons of luggage, jacks, tools, etc. in it but the M235i's motor is definitely better. I don't think the software in the M235i is the same as the power kit, it feels so much more responsive than any N55 I've driven. Almost doesn't feel turbocharged and it doesn't seem to run out of breath up top as badly as N55s typically do. It just pulls hard from any RPM and it sounds so great. The CLA 45 is much, much more laggy and its top end feels pretty soft compared to its extremely powerful midrange.
Also, the CLA has a low redline and revs pretty freely so you need to be paying attention to avoid banging into the rev limiter, it slows you down for what feels like an eternity before it finally listens to your repeated requests for an upshift. M235i's auto has much better programming. I actually stopped using the CLA's paddles because there is a delay programmed into their response, that car is at its best with the transmission in S mode. It's actually very aggressive and keeps the revs way up high.
When it comes to handling there is simply no comparison, the M235i was designed around the Pilot Super Sport which is one of my favorite tires and it just runs circles around the CLA, the BMW feels alive in your hands while the CLA just feels like any other small Benz. You can always tell the CLA is primarily front wheel drive, you get a fair amount of front wheel slip before it sends any torque to the rear and it actually torque steers a little.
I'm pretty much rambling at this point, the CLA is a great, great car and it's ridiculously quick off the line but it doesn't make me want to own it. I NEED an M235i in my life.
+1 I saw someone test driving one and they gunned it through 1st and 2nd. Sounded really good! I also noticed its dual exhaust, or is it single muffler and just dual tips? Not sure if the exhaust can be somehow made to fit on a 135, but would love it if it could. "
Perfect, it was setting up a 3d scalar that I was confused about. Thanks for the help
No problem! I'm curious to see your idle lpfp psi when you try the inline 255 versus the 455. I'm using the 255 and my lpfp will be around 83psi at first start up, then drops down 72 at idle once I've started driving a bit "
There are poly and delrin bushings also. Maybe talk to Defiv and ask if those would work with their kit. Might at lease be another option with a bit less nvh. If you do get their kit, let me know what your take on it is after some experience with it. Would be
Yeah I know I've seen rick comment that you can buy a partial lockdown kit if you already replaced the diff bushings with delrin or the like. I'll most likely just go with the solid ones he includes in the full kit. And I was wrong, just checked the defiv website and it replaces 4 bushings, not two like I originally thought. Defiantly will report back, won't be for a few months until mfactory comes out with the welded diffs. That way I can do the M3 subframe bushings, LSD, and lockdown kit in one shot. "
" Wow 4matic too. This thing is a weapon straight up. I have to say though I still love the M156...that sound will never get old. Agreed that this would be even more badass in the sedan....for some reason the W204 coupe is ugly as balls to me.
Interesting point about the turbo...would love to see some dyno graphs here. "
Just copy and paste the spreadsheet values I already posted in your fuel scalar bank one and 2 if your running e30. If your using the 3d fuel scalar you dont want every cell to have the same value entered.