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      09-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #29

Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: UK

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Originally Posted by AWBimmer View Post
Having said that, I have in this week alone had E46 shaped drivers in 330ci and 325d LCI stay on my tail at speeds I wont mention I got so cheesed off how they managed to stay on my tail. Normally Id put my foot down and the baby flies! I put my foot down and although it flew, these cars stayed with me and it bugs me to Death!!

Surely a 325d LCI and 330ci cant keep up ?!?! Maybe they were mappd / chipped
Does a 335d really need Mapping to say Buh Bye to the likes of LCI models and older gen e46 330cis etc?
An older E46 330i should just about be able to stay with you. Considering they have 231bhp petrol engine (less faffing with gears), and weigh a good 160kg less than your car, you won't be saying "buh bye" to an E46 330i any time soon.

E46 330i = 155bhp/tonne
E92 335d = 171bhp/tonne

16bhp/tonne is very little and you'dneed monsterous amounts of power to leave someone behind completely, like i imagine you were expecting?

Don't forget, as cars get newer, their engines may churn out 15% more power, but then they always end up weighing 10% more than the previous model! The F30 i think has broken this mold a bit as it is very similar in weight to the E90.