Thread: No 128i Love :(
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      07-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #61

Drives: '10 135i PPKI/06 C6 Z51 Vette
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: LI/NY

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Originally Posted by flinchy View Post
You should go read some moreabout the n52. Clearly you havent read a thing - originally the n52 was developed to be a sort of flagship - the internals ARE forged

Only the outer casing is magnesium , the inner is all alu.. Anyway, what makes you think that weakens the engine? You should google '2000 hp 4g63t' and see what theyr'e being made out of

The n52 is definitely capable of producing plenty of power, it's just more effort compared to the n54

I mean, in the uk theres at least 1 guy with a race prepped 130i, stock internals, just a custom ecu, new intake with itb's, new camshaft, and not even a full new exhaust, making 335hp.. That's not even going anything too crazy, not putting in the 3.2 stroker, no supercharger!

Im hoping more comes out in the next few years
I would love to read more about the info regarding forged internals and the N52 being a 'flagship' engine, have a link? Im pretty sure they're not but I might be wrong.

Just checked out the engine you listed. Are you talking about the iron blocked/aluminum head one? Thats all I could find. Big difference between magnesium and al and not sure of your point, if that is indeed the one you're thinking off. Please elaborate.