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Old 06-28-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ningster View Post

I wonder how long these turbo4 engines will last. I've seen countless bmw NA-6 engines go close to 200k miles. These turbo4s will probably only get past 120k before retiring...

I'll probably just lease a 328 insteading of buying...
I think you're probably mistaken. Small turbo engines are incredibly common in Europe (everyone has gone to them, even Ford) and they are still quite reliable.

No question that the normally aspirated engine sounds better and is smoother, but it gets worse fuel economy and actually quite a bit less powerful than the new motor.
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