OMG!!!!!! I can't wait to get out of this BASE 328i loaner. The seats are absolutely pathetic. There's a seam in the bottom and back of the seat that just won't go away...it's trying to cut through to my spine. Seriously, this is the first car I've ever driven that absolutely made my back ACHE within a few minutes of hitting the road. HORRIBLE seats. The other thing I don't like is the super light steering...It sucks. The rest of the car is OK I suppose. Lacking Bluetooth, NAV, and Satellite...I never knew I'd miss them so much. OMG, someone come steal this POS from my driveway!!!!!
IMO, there's not enough difference in the materials used between the 2 vehicles to sway me one way or the other. If the 328 had decent seats and heavier steering I'd probably feel a lot different. Whatever you do, avoid the seats with the spine cutting seam. They are SOOOO uncomfortable. Sport Pkg seats are probably OK.