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New i6 engines in the sedans?

We all know that the new coupes will debut in September as the 230hp 238i/xi, and the 300hp 335i. I am guessing that BMW will use the same engines in their 3 Series sedans, but I cannot find any confirmation on this. I am looking into leases, and I would much rather get a 328 over a 325 (320hp over 215hp), so I may as well just wait (financially, I may have to do that anyway).

What's your scoop?

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We all know that the new coupes will debut in September as the 230hp 238i/xi, and the 300hp 335i. I am guessing that BMW will use the same engines in their 3 Series sedans, but I cannot find any confirmation on this. I am looking into leases, and I would much rather get a 328 over a 325 (320hp over 215hp), so I may as well just wait (financially, I may have to do that anyway).

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It's actually 230HP for the 328i/xi. So if you were to lease a 328i, you'd be getting only a tad more HP than the 325i. A significant boost would be the 335i, but since you are looking into leasing, modding really shouldn't be done, therefore, not giving the car it's true potential.

I'd go with a 335i for the buy, just so I could mod the beast with a chip and cams


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It's actually 230HP for the 328i/xi. So if you were to lease a 328i, you'd be getting only a tad more HP than the 325i. A significant boost would be the 335i, but since you are looking into leasing, modding really shouldn't be done, therefore, not giving the car it's true potential.

I'd go with a 335i for the buy, just so I could mod the beast with a chip and cams
The '320' in the parenthetical was a typographical error. I am aware of the 230 hp figure. I am happy with that for the next couple of years. I haven't driven anything more powerful than my E36 328i, so I don't know any better -- and I like it that way.

Lease payments on a 325i are all I am willing to budget for a car at the moment. I would love a 330i or a 335i, but I simply cannot put that much money into a depreciating asset.

Thanks for the input. So I guess it is almost certain that the sedans will also get the new engines?

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We all know that the new coupes will debut in September as the 230hp 238i/xi, and the 300hp 335i. I am guessing that BMW will use the same engines in their 3 Series sedans, but I cannot find any confirmation on this. I am looking into leases, and I would much rather get a 328 over a 325 (320hp over 215hp), so I may as well just wait (financially, I may have to do that anyway).

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Ok, the 328 will be 230bhp, between the 215bhp 325 and the 330 which I believe has 280bhp. The 335 will have a twin turbo 3.0L with direct injection and will produce 300bhp and make peak torque by 1500rpm.


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