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      11-29-2014, 11:40 AM   #102
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Um my guess is a bit higher than 330bhp as BMW seems to be taking the fight to S models etc with M performance line.

Merc are looking at 360+ BHP for new AMG sport

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercede...rce=newsletter

Audi S4 2015 is rumoured to be 350+ BHP

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a4...te-and-rumours

As for a PPK to reach the same output as their competitors' S and AMGSp models I would say that's not good business sense - it says subtly that your product is inferior from the outset. Maybe one for the M3/4 to compete with C63S might make sense.

As for the BHP of 340i vs the M3 it's surely the torque difference that's crucial there, and that the M3 is highly underrated.