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#12996 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [shipo]
Jan 12, 2012 (1:43 pm)
Great post -- I nominate it for "one of the great posts" awards (as if there is such an award.)
If the new BMW turbo 4 is as smooth as the 4 that was in my 2009 A4, I would be delighted. Knowing how time and tide tend to mean incremental improvements are possible (because of the passage of time -- plus a stack of $100 bills), I would assume this new BMW engine will be even smoother. Love the higher HP (and slightly higher torque) than in the Audi 2.0T -- makes me wonder if the tuner shops won't be bringing out some Fritos to up the torque, big time and even boost the HP by at least another 10 or so.
31 months to go on my '12 Acura TL lease. Of course Audi may well come out with their new and improved 2.0T, in that time period too.
And with $4.00/gal gasoline coming soon to a pump near you, these 4-cylinder engines keep getting more and more attractive.
Drive it like you live.
#12997 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [markcincinnati]qa
Jan 13, 2012 (12:19 pm)
I agree on the 4cly blurb- 31 months that's tough
#12998 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [sweendogy]
Jan 13, 2012 (12:58 pm)
I never said, "crappy" engine, I was expecting the new turbo 4 to be a power house and it is. However most people know that BMW has 6 cyl engines and to sell a $46K call with a 4 cyl is a tough sell, but the little engine produces some good number but in 0-60 and MPG. BMW learned it's lesson with the 318i, talk about "crappy" engine.
#12999 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [markcincinnati]qa [sweendogy]
Jan 13, 2012 (12:59 pm)
Not really, since Mark has owned 29 Audis in the past, his local Audi dealer will make him a great deal to get him out of that TL.
#13000 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [markcincinnati]qa [sweendogy] [flightnurse]
Jan 13, 2012 (6:00 pm)
I would love to see the deal one would get with 31 mths remaining on a lease on a 2011 TL and reselling that TL on an Audi lot. That sounds like a "leader ad".
Back on the 4cyl . the old 6 was a fine engine and it sold very well(leased even better) but BMW and the world is looking at 100 (98 and change close today) oil- which will continue to rOll into the pump prices. Even at 45-50k people hate the 80 dollar gas hit 2-3 times a month. 4cyls are here to stay. For 40k I'm willing to pay for a strong 4 that performs better the current 6 and gets me 30mpg highway in the /012 3- add the sports pack and you have major performer with stick.
#13001 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [markcincinnati]qa [sweendogy] [flightnurse] [sweendogy]
Jan 13, 2012 (7:46 pm)
It will be a sad day when BMW does away with the I-6. I love my M, but I do really miss that sweet M20 I had before I went 4-cylinder. That M20 was a sweetheart.
#13002 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [markcincinnati]qa [sweendogy] [flightnurse] [sweendogy] [fedlawman]
by kyfdx HOST
Jan 14, 2012 (6:52 am)
That M20 was a sweetheart.
It still is....
#13003 of 16087 Re: 528i 4 vs 6 cyl [markcincinnati]qa [sweendogy] [flightnurse] [sweendogy] [fedlawman] [kyfdx]
Jan 14, 2012 (10:06 am)
#13004 of 16087 Looks like 328i...
Jan 18, 2012 (9:29 am)
... is available with manual. It is basically "no-cost option" as opposed to standard automatic. So no need to go to 335 is one doesn't want to. Yiiihaaw.
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