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      09-17-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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Better off to buy 320i/520i and add the "chip" later?

Would it be better-off (more value-for-money) to buy a F30 320i or F10 520i and then add the "chip" after warranty to boost performance? That would, in theory, allow a 320i to approach the performance of a 328i correct (or wrong)?
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      09-22-2012, 05:03 AM   #2
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if i remember correctly, all the internals of 528 is different from 520
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if i remember correctly, all the internals of 528 is different from 520
That sucks. Although I'm sure some dedicated tuner would come out with some solution, hopefully.
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      10-21-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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My uncle just bought a 2nd hand 2010 F10 523i and he was asking whether there are chips for that to boost it to 528i-like power. But isn't a 528i a 4 cylinder while the 523i had the old N52 engine correct? So looks like he is stuck.
He was also asking about the handling. To my knowledge, the 523i (and also the current 520i) doesn't come with dynamic damping control and adaptive ride correct (or wrong)?
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