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      01-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #19
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I'm not sure why the article compares it to the lesser of the VW/Audi 2.0T engines when the A4 uses the 211 hp/258 lb-ft version. So the BMW engine ups horsepower by 34 and matches the A4's torque...not as much of a gain as the article makes it seem. That being said, give me a 1-series with this engine and I'll give back the N51 in my car. I bet this new 2.0T is marginally lighter than the 3.0L NA I6 and it has way more torque produced at MUCH lower RPM than the N51/N52. If there's one thing I really don't like about the N51 in my car, it's the lack of torque. I agree with all the BMW I6 sentiments, but at this point, it's old technology. Of course, I've always wanted a small displacement turbocharged (to make up for the lack of displacement) I6, but I think that's a pipe dream!