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Old 06-28-2012, 12:43 PM
Keith2000328i Keith2000328i is offline
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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
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.
I agree. I recently traded in a 2008 535i and when I would get a E90 328i as a loaner car, I felt they were a bit sluggish.

I was pleasantly surprised when I tried out the F30. However, given that the N20 is a new engine, I decided to lease the car (first time leasing for me). I'll reevaluate things in 3 years, but I'm very happy thus far (1 week point).

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