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      04-23-2014, 11:58 AM   #1

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opinion required

hey sorry for the repost i couldn't find a function to move my other thread and i've had no luck i the general forums, so thought i'd try my luck here

am looking for your opinions on performance of E92 325i vs F20 118i?

on paper they seem both are the same 0-60 in 7.2 sec, but it also seems it is a 3L 6pot vs 1.6 4pot which makes it kind of hard to believe the the 1.6 would stand much chance

i'm not sure about the 0-100 or 1/4mile times

am asking because it seems used 118i F20's are similarly priced to E92 325i's but i would think the 118i would be more economical in the long run

what are you thoughts guys?
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      04-23-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Well, I used to have a slightly modified E36 323ti (2.5L six), and I can match the lap times with the F20 116i, so I would not be very surprised if a 118i could hang on to a 325i. The 116i falls short at high speeds due to poor aerodynamics, though. The top speed was significantly better with the 323ti.

And I am pretty sure the 118i wins the consumption competition against the 325i.

You will miss the sound, response and smoothness of the six.
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      04-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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Just expect a serious downgrade in comfort sound wise and overall more cheap build quality if you get F20 compared to E92.
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