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      02-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #117
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Originally Posted by DarkTrigger View Post
+1 The hp wars are over for the the average cars. Lexus, infiniti, audi, cadillac, and mercedes did not come out with new engines for their 3-series fighters.
That is true; all those others have introduced their cars with carryover engines. I noticed the same thing.

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Originally Posted by ynguldyn View Post
Introducing new cars with old engines is the standard procedure for BMW. Why do you all act so surprised and upset by that?
Actually, introducing a new platform with an old engine is standard for BMW - but a new 3 coupe usually rolls out about 18 months after BMW introduced the platform with the 3 sedan - and in the past the coupe has had a new engine.

I'm seeing 0-60 test results in the high 4s for the 335i; it probably doesn't need a new engine. I did expect one, though.
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