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serdar255 12-20-2012 07:54 AM

N55 and N20 Top 10 engines
 
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Grande D 12-20-2012 08:07 AM

N55 :drool:

N20 :puke:

325seeeye 12-20-2012 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhp43867 (Post 14995826)
N55 :drool:

N20 :puke:

I said the same thing. But last week, I had an X3 loaner with the N20. And while the X3 is a steaming pile of sh!t (still has a harsh ride and the electronic steering has zero feel), the N20 was amazingly impressive.

I bemoaned the loss of the non-turbo straight six. But I am now a believer. The N20 is a fantastic engine. It is NOT as silky smooth as the straight 6. But it makes up for that with better power at all RPMs. Great engine.

SPDSKTR 12-20-2012 09:05 AM

I was amazed at the N55's consistent torque. The only car I've driven with the N55 was the F30 335i Sport. It felt a bit heavy during the turns, but it was a VERY comfortable ride.

Redline 12-20-2012 09:57 AM

The n20 has tons of potential. The f30 328i is as fast as the e9x 335i...

SPDSKTR 12-20-2012 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ///M=Power (Post 14996061)
The n20 has tons of potential. The f30 328i is as fast as the e9x 335i...

...after a tune.

Rhumb 12-20-2012 10:19 AM

While the N20 may well turn out impressive numbers, and I am impressed by its numbers, it will never have the character or music of a straight six like the N55, much less the soul and aria-like song of my M3's S54. Sometimes a great motor is about more than its numbers.

325inthe510 12-20-2012 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Rhumb (Post 14996128)
While the N20 may well turn out impressive numbers, and I am impressed by its numbers, it will never have the character or music of a straight six like the N55, much less the soul and aria-like song of my M3's S54. Sometimes a great motor is about more than its numbers.

Blah blah soal and PASSHUN

Go to bed Jeremy

SPDSKTR 12-20-2012 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 325inthe510 (Post 14996224)
Blah blah soal and PASSHUN

Go to bed Jeremy

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I*do*Werke 12-20-2012 11:10 AM

No s14, no care

Redline 12-20-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 14996087)
...after a tune.

No stock for stock. The 8 speed helps tremendously. Especially in sport mode. Pulls relentlessly at any rpm in any gear.

We put an f30 328i against an e90 335i. Both stock and auto.

The f30 won.

casino is no lie 12-20-2012 12:52 PM

Turbo 4 is the way to go these days.

SPDSKTR 12-20-2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///M=Power (Post 14996504)
No stock for stock. The 8 speed helps tremendously. Especially in sport mode. Pulls relentlessly at any rpm in any gear.

We put an f30 328i against an e90 335i. Both stock and auto.

The f30 won.

I can see how the 8-speed would help, but my brain still demands video.

Redline 12-20-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 14996576)
I can see how the 8-speed would help, but my brain still demands video.

Go test drive one. Push the sport button and floor it. Hell even half throttle is fast. Dont click the downshift button when flooring it though.

Redline 12-20-2012 01:13 PM

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Im actually in an F30 Modern as we speak. :drool:

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Amoeba 12-20-2012 05:25 PM

The N20 in my wife's X3 pulls very nicely. I'm impressed by the performance but not by the sound. It idles like a diesel.

peytonracer4 12-20-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ///M=Power (Post 14996618)
Im actually in an F30 Modern as we speak. :drool:

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those gauges look like a disgusting afterthought.

dfjaws 12-20-2012 05:38 PM

N54 > N55

I might be a bit biased though.

:D

Hrvat 12-20-2012 05:52 PM

S54 > *

bimmerfan08 12-20-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hrvat (Post 14997502)
S54 > *

Agreed...the sound of the induction noise...:excited:


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