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Old 03-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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"new" (to me) 2004 325i - Sluggish?

I just acquired a 2004 325i, my first 4 door sedan. I have been driving E46 coupe's all my life and this is the first time I am driving a 4 door.

The car runs very smoothly, drives like a limo in some respects and the braking is good.

However, when I lift my foot off the gas, the car seems to drag a bit and slow down more quickly than my 33ci. Overall it does seem to be a heavy car, even from acceleration and steering perspectives.

Is this my imagination, or is the weight of the 4 door the cause?

Brakes are not rubbing, no noises at all coming from the car, and all else seems normal. Transmission behaves as it should with no issues apparently there.

Comments? Suggestions where to look for issues?

Thanks in advance. Rob
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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are you sure the brakes are not slightly draging at all?
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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The difference you feel could be due to different gear ratios and/or transmission programming.

2002 E46 325ci // 5spd // ISC N1 Coilovers
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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Wheel bearings
Diff ratios
Sticking caliper
etc etc

No 2 cars feel the same. Your 325i is actually lighter than your 330Ci btw.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Mystikal View Post
Wheel bearings
Diff ratios
Sticking caliper
etc etc

No 2 cars feel the same. Your 325i is actually lighter than your 330Ci btw.
x2.. its probably in your head but if not there could 101 reasons.
Is there actually a problem, or do you just 'feel like it drags' post
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #6
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Guess it depends where in the band and what gear you are in as well. I too drive a e46 4 door and hey, its 4 doors with 180-190 hp, not exactly expecting lightning in a bottle lol
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