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      08-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #13
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Drives: 340i M-sport AT
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Originally Posted by bcl0328 View Post
if you turn the volume down on the 335i video it does have the same tone. i didn't say they were the same, just similar. the 335i might sound a little deeper, but they share a similar growl.

it might be hard to do, but if you get it at the right volume and press pause on the 335i video, i couldn't tell a difference in the sound when it stopped.
I'm talking about actual driving experience with both engines.
The N20 is a great engine but it's tone and volume simply do not compare to the N55.
The N20 has a slight growl at higher rpm, but it's quiet and subtle.
It's not a dig at the N20 at all.
N55 is very different, but that's for obvious reasons.