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      01-16-2013, 11:18 PM   #22
clarence
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Originally Posted by SamS View Post
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.