I agree. Not only is the N20 lighter in weight but it is also more compact and, tucked as it is way back in the engine bay, provides the almost 50/50 weight distribution.
Originally Posted by kpgray
The lighter engine provides a better handling car. Removing the wieght of the two extra cylinders lightened the front end giving that more balanced feel of the car. Although I have the xDrive with standard suspension, the front still feels lighter and doesn't dive as much in the turns. Read the different reviews from profesionals and they like the feel of the 328i better over the 335i. With the turbo 4 in the RWD configuration you have a perfect 50/50 balance not avalible with the heavyer 6. So the answer is lighter weight.
MY2013 328i, N26 / 300 / 4CG / KCDF / 2DW / 205 / ZDH / 302 / 3DZ / 403 / 494