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    vectra is gone is it time for a bmw smg

    iv been looking for a 330 smg but i dont know much about bmw's

    does anybody work for bmw or know what the bmw 330 engine is like

    if the 330 smg is a no go do i go for the 330d

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    Both engines are good and have been around for a while now. The 330i does use a bit of oil, they all seem too. The 330d has a habit of digesting swirl flaps but bmw make a blanking plate to remove them iirc.

    The SMG is a fun box but very expensive if its been treated badly or just not looked after.

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    The 330 has SSG as an option which has a bad reputation, I beleive the software was done by Magnetti Marelli who also did Alfa`s ****e selespeed. SMG is found on the M cars.

    If it has to be an auto I`d go for a 330d which is a fabulous engine providing you remove the swirl flaps. Alternatively the 330i is available with a full auto box like the d but it`s such a sweet engine I think the auto box dulls it too much IMO (the d is much better suited to the auto as it avoids constantly having to change gears and the clutch is quite heavy).

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