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      10-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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new 4 cylinder turbo engine

Who would have thought, I had my 128i in the shop for several warranty repairs and got a new 2012 528i as a loaner.
Wow, I am impressed. The acceleration is strong, I think even better than on my AA tuned 128i, and most impressive was the gas milage. On the mostly highway ride from NY to Baltimore I got 35mpg, and that with pretty normal driving, no slow gas saving driving at all.

Don't get me wrong I love my 6cyl, but they did a fine job, just hope the turbo and all other issues coming with it, are solved. If so, I will get it if the next 1er or 2er becomes available. Lots of power and awesome gas milage, can't beat it.
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      10-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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I also had the opportunity to drive a newer 5 and 3 as loaners with the new turbo4. While power and economy was good it lacked "personality", felt like it was missing something. It wasn't raw, it felt too refined, quiet, purposeful. It just didn't feel the same to me...

fine engine, just not sure Id take it over the NA6
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      10-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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fine engine, just not sure Id take it over the NA6
Not going to have a choice much longer. The 128i and the E92/93 328i coupe/convertible are the last cars with it left.
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      10-14-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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I know, that one of the main reasons Im thinking of buying my car out after lease ends...
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