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Old 08-16-2011, 07:32 AM
BobBigMan BobBigMan is offline
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Originally Posted by skier View Post
Definitely - there is a turbo lag in cars with N54 and N55 engines. I had two E92 335i - '07 and '09, both with 6 MT. Comparing it to my current car - '11 E93 M3 6MT - there is world of a difference in throttle response, mostly due to turbo lag.

I'm not worrying about reliability - that's what the warranty is for.
Well compared to the masterpiece that is the S65 engine then I have to conceed there is indeed lag but it's not dreadful compared to what is normal for FI engines, the only one better that spring to mind is Audi v6T and it's supercharged. And yes a warranty is there to catch all the early teething problems but I can't think of too many things worse than buying a new car and can't drive it because it's in the shop getting sorted it. So I personally will wait and see how things unfold.
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