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      12-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Drives: '98 M Roadster stg 2+ S/C
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rochester Hills MI

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Originally Posted by g2g8969 View Post

The car: WOW! it is quick! Since this was a lease, had some fun with my buddy. He has a s40 T5 manual @240 hp I think. The 328i actually beat him, makes me think the hp was underrated in the 328i from factory
Originally Posted by bcl0328 View Post
the 328i can also beat a 274hp kia optima. the bmw just is better at putting down the power to the road.
According to most dynos the 328 makes more like 270-275hp/275-280lbs of torque at the crank.

It will also put the power down better than the Volvo(unless T5 AWD) and Optima. BMWs usually have solid gearing too which helps.

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