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      08-21-2011, 11:04 AM   #1
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Here we have the first official BMW video of the z4 sDrive28i with its Twinpower Turbo 2.0L inline 4-cylinder N20 motor. While the exterior of the car remains the same, it's the sounds that makes the video interesting.

This is the first good official clip of the Z4 N20 engine and exhaust. Keep in mind that this won't necessarily be how the N20 will sound on the upcoming F10 528i and F30 328i, as each BMW's sound is tuned differently.

How does the Z4 N20 drive? The first reviews (Autoblog, C/D) began rolling in recently.




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      08-21-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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      08-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #3
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not bad for a 4 banger

if the MSRP was lower I might actually consider one...
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      08-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #5
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The sound really matches the character of the car. I like it.
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      08-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #6
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Mom ordered a N20 X1 28i M Packet on saturday. She sold her X1 23d. I think that this N20 will sound better than the 23d
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      08-21-2011, 06:42 PM   #7
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Cant wait till terry or the other tuners get a their hands on an N20. there is definetly good power potential.
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not bad for a 4 banger

if the MSRP was lower I might actually consider one...
What is the MSRP?
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What is the MSRP?
50k
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No disappointment. That sound is actually pretty nice for a 4-cylinder.
Now I just need to test drive it!!
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sounds pretty throaty for a 4-pot
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Not bad at all. Doesn't sound like a 4 banger.
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Cant wait till terry or the other tuners get a their hands on an N20. there is definetly good power potential.
Not really since as I recall it, the N20 is running on moderately high boost (17PSI?). Not sure what more can be done.
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The front of the car looks good. The sound in the video was not in sync with the movement of the car.
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Reminds me of my dads slk230 from 98, not to bad at all
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i'm surprised how good it sounds, considering how turbo 4s usually sound
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      08-21-2011, 09:03 PM   #17
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Wow seems pretty expensive for a 4 banger. Z4 or w.e, that's overpriced IMO
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BMW Enhancing the sound

I remember reading that BMW added an elctronic sound enhancer to make the N20 sound better. Did anyone else read the ssmething?
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I remember reading that BMW added an elctronic sound enhancer to make the N20 sound better. Did anyone else read the ssmething?

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In everyday driving, the N20 is noticeably more responsive, although its sound is nowhere near as alluring as that of the engine it replaces. BMW says that will be fixed on certain models, including on an updated Z4 sDrive28i, with the addition of an electronic sound generator.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2011...#ixzz1VioRhlWj
Make sure you specify Italian V12 sound on your order sheet.
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Looks and sounds good.

On a side note I drive that canyon once a week. It's located between Fillmore and Moorpark ca. It's the north end of SR-23.
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Sounds better than my m3, love the z4
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      08-21-2011, 11:17 PM   #22
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Sounds really good, nice and deep with some noticeable burbling and popping when the driver let off. Great for a 4cyl.

Now what is this sound generator nonsense about?
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