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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11052 of 16987 3 series Coupe
Aug 05, 2008 (5:03 pm)
I recently drove some of this cars and was very well impressed. I donīt know the series well so I have a few questions:
1). On 2000- 2004 models are there regular standard shifts in all models years?
2). On the secuential shift, can it also operate as automatic or dose it always have to work as semi auto? If so how dose BMW expect a valet parking to take the car? the shifter takes time and knowledge to be driven well.
3). On what model year did BMW introduce the secuantial shifter for 3 series
4). What dose the "sport" button do on the 2003 secuential shifter 330 coupe?
5). If this transmission (secuential) reliable? Is it delicate.
6). On all BMWs are the F1 series faster than the same engine on luxury trim? Are the F1 engines different?
#11053 of 16987 nice...4 cylinder BMWs coming again?
Sep 03, 2008 (7:40 am)
Maybe the 1 with a turbo 4 cylinder will come to the US and A? If VW's turbo 4 can make nearly 300 hp, there's no reason BMW can't follow suit. RWD, lighter nose...hope, hope...
#11054 of 16987 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp
Nov 18, 2008 (9:18 pm)
does anybody know what part or what kind of tunning they did to the 2004 acura tl that makes it 270 horse power and 2005-08 only has 258.
#11055 of 16987 Re: 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp [sanjo1]
Nov 18, 2008 (9:36 pm)
Same power - just tighter SAE standards.
#11056 of 16987 Re: 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp [fedlawman]
Nov 18, 2008 (9:40 pm)
what does SAE stand for
#11057 of 16987 Re: 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp [sanjo1]
Nov 19, 2008 (4:26 am)
SAE originally stood for Society of Automobile Engineers, its scope has expanded a bit since then:
#11058 of 16987 Re: 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp [fedlawman]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:12 pm)
im trying to reverse the tighter SAE standards so i can increse the horsepower back to 270 bhp like the 2004 tl
#11059 of 16987 Re: 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp [sanjo1]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:48 pm)
The horsepower is the same. The way of measuring it has changed, that's all.
#11060 of 16987 Re: 2004 tl 270 bhp vs.2005-2008 tl 258 bhp [pat]
Nov 19, 2008 (10:02 pm)
ok thanks alot. ive been trying to figure it out for the longest.
Feb 04, 2009 (11:53 am)
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