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Old 07-04-2012, 01:40 PM   #103
markjenn
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Originally Posted by Dieselpwr View Post
Actually even the cars are not always named correctly. At one point the 325 had a 2.8 engine and the 328 a 3.0.
The 2011 328i and 335i both have a 3.0 liter engine, turbo'ed in the 335i. In 2012, the 328i gets a 2.0 liter turbo four.

BMW decided a long time ago that they were not going to be constrained to keep their model names and engine displacements synchronized for cars, what with turbos making displacement a poor indicator of actual engine power. They're now doing the same for bikes. Other makes (particularly KTM) have been playing it fast and loose with model names vs. actual displacement as well.

I think we need to get over it.

- Mark
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