Originally Posted by Kerr
Any review I read of the N54 335i was very consistent 0-60 in 5.4 sec and 100mph in 12.1-12.8 no matter who or in what country they conducted the test.
4.7 sec in a manual N55 is a bit quicker than I thought.
They have the 335d quicker to 60mph too but then 100mph taking 14.2secs which is 0.5 down on test here. Gained 0.4 by 60mph and lost 0.9 from 60-100 to end up 0.5sec slower.
Just noticed their 335d is 20bhp down on the UK version.
BMW pumped up all the press cars mate. Hence the low 12's to 100mph. They were not fire breathing 380-390HP but 340-350.
The 335d they didn't bother. But independent tests show the 335d does low 13's to 100mph.
Now the "fuel for thought" article showed that both 335i & D did 0-100mph in 13secs but both remapped to evolves figures of 370-350 did high 11's for both. They also had a press car which did low 12.