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      11-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #167
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Originally Posted by sean10mm View Post
Except it doesn't and it isn't.

335i has 300 ft-lbs from 1,200 to 5,000 RPM
328i has 258 ft-lbs from 1,250 to 4,800 RPM

The N20 engine in the 328i has less torque, that comes later in the RPM band, and craps out sooner in the RPM band. Its torque curve is inferior in literally every measurable way. You are objectively full of shit.
I do not see see the N20 having more ANYTHING than the N55.


50rpm cannot be felt by 99.9% of the people walking the planet. So there is no reason to describe one as lagging compared to the other in terms of response.

2nd, I am skeptical of anything published by BMW on power figures between the two engines.

Both are underrated, the N20 just a tad more.

I would check back to back dynos of both engines to see peak tq figures, where and how much.

On a load bearing dyno mine did 240ft-lbs(Dynojets have shown more) and 260ft lbs with exhaust.

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