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      11-29-2014, 10:12 AM   #98
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Originally Posted by mkoesel
Originally Posted by BimmerMat135 View Post
Last 30i had 272ps I don't see anything below 275-280ps unless BMW want to go backward.
The 330i was the top of the line model at that time. With the 340i sitting above now, there's no need for the 330i to outperform the old one. The 323i and 325i namesakes have gone through similar transitions from top model to lower model - the newer one does not generally sit above the past one.
+1 as a general guide I would say start with the M3, deduct at least 100hp for the top line model and another (at least) 55hp for the 330i

With that I get 325 for the 340i and about 270 for the 330i.

If I use the S4 and C400 as sanity checks based on BMWs prior approach to HP ratings I think 310-325 seems reasonable to me. Besides the current N55s have been testing out the 320-335hp range with the ppk so this is already tried and tested territory. The new engines can then add a dose of fuel efficiency and a broader area under the graph to complete the picture

lol talk about guesstimating
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