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  • 08-15-2005, 02:50 PM
    johnh

    Re: 118d vs 120d only different software?

    intake and turbo must be different. couldn't just be software, there's a substantial power difference even tho displacement is same. US has same issue with new 3.0 six cylinder - 325 and 330 have same displacement (3.0) ... but 330 is considerably more powerful.
  • 08-10-2005, 06:27 AM
    Bob 325

    Ditto on the 6 cyl, I can't wait to have a go in

    the 130i when it arrives, I am seriously considering trading my trusty 325 for one (should be enough for the deposit).
  • 08-10-2005, 03:34 AM
    Kurt

    I think a lot of it has to do with German taxes

    don't know the letter of the law, but annual car taxes here are greatly dependant on engine displacement/emmissions, so guessing the 118 is tuned for lower tailpipe emissions than the 120, since AFAIK displacement is the same.

    Would love to try a 1er with a nice 6 cylinder gas motor, the chassis can handle MUCH more power.

    cheers
    Kurt

    http://www.nurburgring.org.uk/who/img/v421.jpg
  • 08-10-2005, 01:01 AM
    1 lover

    Funny..why would they do that.

  • 08-09-2005, 02:35 PM
    Bob 325

    I think the problem is that no one knows, but...

    I recon basically with the engine being the same engine size that the difference is software, possibly different cams, and maybe a different intake setup?

    Just guessing, my wife has a 118d and it is fast.
  • 08-08-2005, 02:17 PM
    Kurt

    ok no answers

    then advice: don't get the BMW "Business" navi system, if you are thinking about it. idrive simply blows.
    Good little car though, 118d cruises at over 200kph for about 11-12L/100km, faster and less thirsty vs. the Audi 2L tdi. Gear lever is rubbery and balky, a letdown. Funny really that such a slow revver allows the traction control to be COMPLETELY turned off. Good only on the track or icy parking lots :/
    Remote door unlock is fantastic with range and slim key/memory stick form.
    Kurt
  • 07-21-2005, 07:44 AM
    Kurt

    118d vs 120d only different software?

    hi

    back in a 1er last week since Europcar had to sell the Tigra, and had no other converitbles at the moment..

    This time its a 118d instead of the 116i petrol I had earlier in the year.
    Just curious, from the specs this looks like the same motor as the 120, so is it purely a matter of software? Same turbo, injection system etc?

    The 118 has more go than the 116, and compared to the 2L tdi A3 and 1.9L Golf I've driven, a sweeter motor. But a diesel is, unfortunatly, a diesel.

    Strange options on these beemers - this one has the navi like the other one (but now can't eject the Navi disc to listen to CDs!!! effing europcar won't give out the pin #...), but only has the parking distance/radar on the rear bumper instead of all around. Small thing, but the software, wires, flip up screen etc were there, how much more could a 3 or 4 tiny sensors have cost...

    cheers
    Kurt
    Görlitz Germany


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