Car and Driver likes the E90 chassis over the F30 due to the steering. Sometimes newer is not always better. Better engine and transmission no doubt and possibly better interior but chassis may not be better in fact C & D says it does not handle as sharp. I don't think I have read a review of the F30 yet that says it handles better than the E90 and I doubt the E90 handled better than the E46.
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