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Old 12-24-2012, 10:54 AM
boltjaM3s boltjaM3s is offline
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Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
You are confusing engines and transmissions. No way the N20 is even close in smoothness of the I6, specially at high RPM, where the N20 feels agricultural. It doesn't like to redline.
Here's the thing- we don't drive engines. We drive cars.

So what ever BMW did to make a four-cylinder car feel faster than a six cylinder car, it works. Could be the engine, could be the transmission, could be the weight of the materials, who knows. The F30 just feels like a flat out faster car.

And I don't care about it, frankly. When I first read that BMW was coming out with a four-cylinder 328i, I was very skeptical and was expecting have to buy a 335i. But about 15 seconds into my test drive, I realized how silly a thought that was. It's a great car, incredibly fast. I don't know how they did it; I'm just glad they did it.


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