Originally Posted by DrivenByE30
Oh got it! thanks for the reminder guys!
but now i dont understand why the Manufacturer is being so "humble" or modest ...
Why dont they state the real numbers?
So what about the F30 335i ? would the 6 cyl. engine produce more than what BMW says of the 300hp?
I guess there are a couple of reasons for underrating: One would be to gain an advantage on the competition, should they make cars to match the stated numbers.
Another and much nicer reason would be that underrating the power output results in lower end-price in heavy taxed markets. (Here, in Norway, a base-spec 328i Sport line is about 110 000 USD...)