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      08-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #183
flinchy
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Originally Posted by 135-dmc View Post
Hard to say, but the BMW inline 6 is legendary. Incredible that the 128 has the same HP as the E36 M3 I had in the past. I don't think the 4 cylinder will ever be as smooth, but will be able to make a lot of power. The 6 in the 128 has been very reliable for the most part, no one knows about the new 4 yet.
the 240hp m3 was HEAVILY detuned, the proper 3.0 M3 had 282hp and the 3.2 had 320hp (still only 240 in the US, ew)


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Originally Posted by Krista128i View Post
Would the 128i 6 cylinder last someone maybe 8-10 years? I'm nice to my cars, I don't put more than 10k miles a year, and I do the oil changes and maintenance when required. I wouldn't track it or anything. Just wondering how reliable it is for those that have them, do you love the car? Would you ever get another one?
easily, mine is ~6 years old now and has absolutely no issues.

i wish it was more modifiable personally (engine wise, 1ers take all the m-suspension stuff lol), but it's quick enough (and the 128's are more modifiable up to the proper 270hp spec easily) and fuel efficient as
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