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Old 12-26-2012, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamesonsviggen View Post
Your definition of MUCH more poweful and mine must be different

10-15% which is the difference between the two cars regarding power at the wheels. That power difference is completely erased with a $380 tune. If it was such a power difference it would take a hell of a lot more than that.

Both cars are separated by about 5 tenths and 3-4 mph in the 1/4 mile. That is noticeable. But let's not exaggerate.
If these numbers are correct, one has to wonder whether BMW is trying to ill the 335.

I wonder whether there is an internal struggle going on, with one camp purposely castrating the 335i to justify axing it altogether.

Audi has a 5-cyl 2.5L engine in the TT-RS that pumps out 360Hp and 343 lb-ft. Sure, that is not your typical large-production model engine, but AFAIK it is not a super-special engine. I don't see how BMW cannot do at least as well with an extra 0.5L of displacement. This must be pushed either by marketing, by too many failures on the N52, an internal struggle of some sort, or some reason we are not privy to yet. It just makes no sense.
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