Originally Posted by Questforpower
This is an unfair comparison Mike. I want to compare engines solely... You are comparing a lightning quick DCT tranny to a pretty quick Auto. We need to get stick to stick or auto vs auto. DCT has to be completely taken out of the equation as there is no N54 DCT 335 in the USA and there is no N55 135 Step in the USA.
What is the comparison, that the N55 motor makes less horsepower tuned compared to an N54 motor? That is already a given. An N54 with meth and downpipes makes 430whp+ while a N55 with meth and downpipes struggles to make 375whp.