Originally Posted by samchoi604
The N20 is such a fine engineering beauty. It is a true upgrade to the old I6 N52.
The N52 in de-tuned form can be felt to be weak vs. the N20 in highly tuned -28 form. But the N52 in either 255 or 272hp is a thing of beauty. To compare this with a stressed 2.0T is like a featherweight on roids vs. Mike Tyson in his sleep.
It's sacrificing longevity and realiability for performance and economy figures.
There is nothing beautiful about the N20. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then this would require one to be blind.