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Old 12-26-2012, 03:20 PM
Jamesonsviggen Jamesonsviggen is offline
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Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi View Post
No matter the engines, a 911 is way more prestigious than a Boxter/Cayman. It is perceived as a car in a different league altogether compared to the Boxter/Cayman. But I don't think the same can be said about the 335i versus the 328i.

My issue is why can't BMW "throw in" just a little more power? So they followed Audi in the 4-cyl turbo route, and I am now wondering whether they are also going to follow them in dropping the 335i altogether and offer instead a less "pure" M3, just like Audi now offers just a 4-cyl turbo or the S4, at least in the US.
If they "throw in" just a little more power then value seen in the 335 will diminish.

Fact is, the ATS 2.0 rated at 272hp seems to slot well enough below the 321hp 3.6.

Insideline dyno'd BOTH the ATS and 328 2.0's and found the N20 made the same if not 1-2hp more.

So if the 328 had the rating of 270-275hp, how would that look next to the 300hp 335?

Ironically, in all the tests the N20 seems to clearly edge out the ATS 2.0 in performance(aside from steering feel), yet the 3.6 ATS seems to consistently edge out the 335.

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