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      02-23-2009, 05:23 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by boostin View Post
engine response on modern turbo cars is very good. the 135i motor is designed to minimize turbo lag.

and the comment about "an NA car 'fully tuned' are better than FI 'fully tuned' " - "better" is an extremely subjective term. in what ways is an NA motor "better" then an FI motor? turbo cars are capable of MUCH more horsepower than a NA car.
just for shits and giggles let me review this really quick

(Figures Taken From BMW Websites)

Models Engine Displacement Power Torque Redline Year
N52B25 2.5 L (2497 cc/152 in) 130 kW (174 hp) @ 5800 230 Nm (170 ftlbf) @ 3500-5000 7000 rpm 2005
160 kW (215 hp) @ 6500 250 Nm (184 ftlbf) @ 2750-4250 7000 rpm 2005
N52B30 3.0 L (2996 cc/182 in) 190 kW (255 hp) @ 6600 300 Nm (221 ftlbf) @ 2500-4000 7000 rpm 2004
195 kW (265 hp) @ 6600 315 Nm (232 ftlbf) @ 2750-4250 7000 rpm 2005
200 kW (272 hp) @ 6650 315 Nm (232 ftlbf) @ 2750-4250 7000 rpm 2006

(Figures Taken From BMW Websites)

hmmm sad to say i could see an EASY 272hp 128i w/o any turbos at all

so with a nicely tuned n52 engine you can get 28hp less than a car with a slightly larger engine and turbos... i could see a 300hp 128i......
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