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Old 11-28-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
What does it matter how many cylinders it has? Engine noise? You guys crack me up. The N20 engine is faster, more powerful, more torque and much better fuel economy than the outgoing I6 engine.
Definitely the engine sound, although the E90 was so quiet I'm not sure why those owners are complaining.

I don't think it's the E90 328i's engine we miss, it's just the fact that BMW won't make any more engines like the S54, or the 3.6L six from the E34 M5. Driving that car is like an aural symphony. The F30 sounds more like a Mitsubishi (which I guess it is).

And for those of us who like to keep cars we love, I wonder how reliable the turbos are gonna be 10 years down the line. But I personally worry more about the oodles of electronics more than the engine.
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