I am going to skip some of the silly things I saw.
The old saying was hp sells cars but torque wins races.
In the old days you had an imbalance of high tq low hp cars. The N20 is not one of them.
Drive on the highway in 6th at 70mph with an n20 and an n52 amd then floor it. Big difference.
My roadster has 100hp more than tq. Its nice and all, but Dropping from 5th to 3rd is nice compared to tipping into 5th. If it was a turbo like the n20 no need for a downship.
'98 M Roadster and '13 M-Sport 328i 6mt
E36/7: Dinan/RMS stage 2+ blower@13lbs of BOOST! 18" BBS LM's, too much more to list
F30: ForgeStar F14 19's summer-OZ Superleggera 17's winter/Rogue Catback/Integral Audio/AFE intake scoop/BMS stage 1