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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

 
 
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:12 PM
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Is HP = torque x rpm? Since the torque specs on both are similar(at least for 8AT), so maybe the difference is to taper the engine rev on 320i N20 at 5000rpm to throttle at 181hp, but allows 328i N20 to keep pushing to 6000rpm and 240hp. I guess we would see dyno charts soon enough on this. For now, 328i does appear to be a $2k-3k(expensive) factory tune versus 320i.

As tim330i noted, the bmwusa data can be incorrect too, or else it would really be odd that 320i N20 MT only get 184 lb-ft@1250-4500rpm ....
Yeah, so much for being excited for my car to arrive. For me, the whole point in getting a 328 was its unrealized power. Now it seems the goal post has moved.
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