Originally Posted by SamS
And better mpg.
I have driven cars with the N52 several times. Never understood the fascination with them. Unless you're 5000rpm+, it's pretty anemic.
For some the fascination lies in the fact that they're smooth & sounds nice, where it encourages u push it hard. If not for that they cannot mask the inherent peakiness of the engine.
The 20i version of the N20 is much more linear in it's delivery & so it's faster in day-to-day driving conditions.