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      01-25-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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Certainly nothing worth holding up an order.

The only interesting reveal is confirmation of what we all pretty much know. That BMW fibs, fudges and lies about horsepower outputs since they reintroduced turbocharging.

Terry Burger finally put a stock N63 on his dyno and it was producing more horsepower and torque than advertised. I trust his numbers because of his extensive work on the n54 and n55.

This goes back to 2006/07 when BMW gave the new 335i sedan to Car and Driver for the time and they were pulling sub 4.5 second 0-60 times so they decided to put the car on a dyno and discovered she was making 40+ more horsepower than advertised.

The automotive press concluded that BMW didn't want to poach into their M line.