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      04-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #29

Drives: 2014 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin, TX

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Originally Posted by rolren View Post
The BMW F30 335i definitely looks WAY better than Audi. But it's the engine which is good but needs a tune from BMW. 306hp for a 3.0-liter turbo-charged engine is not sufficient. The 328i delivers 245hp from its only 2.0-liter turbo-charged engine, so the 55hp from 1,000 cm3 bigger displacement isn't permitted. At least the engine of the 335i should deliver the same amount delivered by the 740i (326hp). The iS version of M335i should be around 340hp, similar to the Z4 sDrive35iS or 1M Coupe.
I will make the argument that anything less than 350hp out of the m335i will not be enough (i know it sounds crazy to say that.. it's not the power, its the delivery right?). but i say this because a 450+ hp on the M3 leaves a huge gap if the M335i is not 350. Plus, 320-330 is no different than what's already out with the 335is, the 1M, Z4 is, not to mention the competition. They gotta beat the competition, it's BMW.
2014 335i RWD: ZMM, ZDA, ZDH, ZPP, ZTP, 2NH, 2TB, 5DL; Z4A MPPK; AW ext / VB int

2014 ML350: P01, R33, 297, 319, 846, 864, 889, 996; LB ext / AB int