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      08-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Jamesons Viggen View Post
I have had a small displacement forced induction engine in my stable for 15 years now. No matter the engine, the recent ones are barely audible as to engine/intake/exhaust note. Most of them do not even have boost gauges.

My 2.0 TSI VW is now back to stock after removing the full intake, 3" turbo back exhaust and stage 2 tune. The difference in sound and performance is night and day. It went from a boring mid-size sedan with average performance to a snorting, burbling high 13 second car that still netted 35mpg on the highway. I am anxious to do the same to my 328, aside from it being too loud.
Yes, you could totally do that.
Reason of disapointment is because I cannot justify the price for such engine. I was never a 335 over 328 guy, but for F30, I would just drop a few options and get 335 for the money.
Way I optioned my 335i 3 years ago now costs around $51k for 328i, of course there are some missing options but still, over $50k for this kind of car doesn't make sense to me.

I have zero intention to offend any 328 owners by the way.
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