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Old 12-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #21
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Agreed...the sound of the induction noise...
That's a little redundant.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #22
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #23
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That's a little redundant.
Meh it's that good that I had to mention words related to noise twice.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:45 PM   #24
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N54 > N55

I might be a bit biased though.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:22 AM   #25
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:15 AM   #26
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #28
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The n20 has tons of potential. The f30 328i is as fast as the e9x 335i...
love when people talk out there ass....especially since the F30 335i is also powered by the N55, which was in the later E90 335i. so then is the f30 328i as fast as an F30 335i? because that would make total sense.....

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #29
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love when people talk out there ass....especially since the F30 335i is also powered by the N55, which was in the later E90 335i. so then is the f30 328i as fast as an F30 335i? because that would make total sense.....

I could be mistaken, but I believe the F30 335i has an 8-speed automatic as well. Where as the E90 335i with the N55 did not.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #30
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I could be mistaken, but I believe the F30 335i has an 8-speed automatic as well. Where as the E90 335i with the N55 did not.
Because an 8 speed automatic is going to increase 0-60 and 0-100 times by 2 or 3 seconds?? no...fractions of a second are saved with these additional shifts.

I'll happily drive my N54 e90 while those folks in the F30 328i with 8 speed auto's and plastic oil pans can enjoy their lovely automobiles.
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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.
They all have that loud ticking noise at idle. It's because of the direct injection.
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Because an 8 speed automatic is going to increase 0-60 and 0-100 times by 2 or 3 seconds?? no...fractions of a second are saved with these additional shifts.

I'll happily drive my N54 e90 while those folks in the F30 328i with 8 speed auto's and plastic oil pans can enjoy their lovely automobiles.
The numbers between the N54 335i and the N20 328i are almost identical. If you want to rationalize to yourself why your vehicle is better then it's your prerogative.
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Because an 8 speed automatic is going to increase 0-60 and 0-100 times by 2 or 3 seconds?? no...fractions of a second are saved with these additional shifts.

I'll happily drive my N54 e90 while those folks in the F30 328i with 8 speed auto's and plastic oil pans can enjoy their lovely automobiles.
Yeah, I'll keep my two turbos and my metal oil pan.

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They all have that loud ticking noise at idle. It's because of the direct injection.
Also, I've read the hydraulic lifters contribute to that a little bit. Either way, not that bad, and once it's warm it's nearly silent. At least mine is anyways. I've heard some N54's idle like semi trucks, haha.
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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.
I simply do not agree. It does have power but it is by no means fantastic. It lacks most all of the polish that is a characteristic of other BMW engines (including the old 4 cylinders).

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Agreed...the sound of the induction noise...
The induction noise is exceptional only with one of the CSL airboxes/replicas IMO. Do either of you have one?

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I don't work for them. They're a customer of ours. So is Honda. We do their ECU for the following vehicle:

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Ummm take your 335/135 and punch it in 2nd gear thru a tunnel or overpass. Then take S54 powered car and do the same. The mechanical sound of S54 when it revs to 8k is mesmerizing.
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Ummm take your 335/135 and punch it in 2nd gear thru a tunnel or overpass. Then take S54 powered car and do the same. The mechanical sound of S54 when it revs to 8k is mesmerizing.
Tell me more about how 12 year old motors are relavent to this conversation.
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Ummm take your 335/135 and punch it in 2nd gear thru a tunnel or overpass. Then take S54 powered car and do the same. The mechanical sound of S54 when it revs to 8k is mesmerizing.


Gonna have to give an un-biased +1 to this......
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Ummm take your 335/135 and punch it in 2nd gear thru a tunnel or overpass. Then take S54 powered car and do the same. The mechanical sound of S54 when it revs to 8k is mesmerizing.
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