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Old 07-14-14, 05:03 PM   #1
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All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:

Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).

4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.
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So 330i and 340i huh.. wonder if this has anything to do with Mercedes 2015 C-Class and the C250 - > C300 and C350 - > C400...
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the changes make sense. 328 makes no sense whatsoever. the 6 and 7 series are already using the x40i for the 3.0 twin turbo variants.
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LOL and people bicth about the inifiniti model designations...

I remember when the 330i was the top engined 3 series.
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car number inflation.
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does this also mean the 535i will become 540i?
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I remember a time when I used to know all car names and designations lol....
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does this also mean the 535i will become 540i?
Likely yes. Sort of annoying though since 540i used to mean V8
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Sort of annoying though since 540i used to mean V8
Sort of? no, it's full-fledged annoying!!!! Click the image to open in full size.


it's almost like putting a V8 badge on a 4 cylinder IMO.
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Sort of? no, it's full-fledged annoying!!!! Click the image to open in full size.
it's almost like putting a V8 badge on a 4 cylinder IMO.
lol, well, fear not, most cars SOLD will be 4 banger soon enough.
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lol, well, fear not, most cars SOLD will be 4 banger soon enough.
all good... I see an STI in my future!
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I remember a time when I used to know all car names and designations lol....
It's funny, I was thinking this exact thought when I read your post!
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I remember a time when I used to know all car names and designations lol....
I didn't think that was possible.

What happened to the good old days when numbers meant something? I still don't understand LS600h.

Even domestic pickups, F350, GMC 3500, etc. I know what they mean(Half-ton, 3/4 ton, 1 ton), but the payloads of the vehicles have all changed since these designations were adopted.

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What happened to the good old days when numbers meant something? I still don't understand LS600h.
With the exception of the CT200h (1.8), HS250h (2.4), RX400h (3.3), ES300h (2.5), IS300h (2.5),Lexus adds a liter of displacement. So RX450h and GS450h with their 3.5L V6 goes to 4.5, LS600h with it's 5.0L V8 goes to 6.0.

The CT was rounded up because no one wants a CT180 well that and Americans have a preception of larger numbers = more power.
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I didn't think that was possible.

What happened to the good old days when numbers meant something? I still don't understand LS600h.
good old days? bmw and mercedes numbering and letters has always been ALL over the map. it's true that for bmw their numbers used to more closely align with engine sizes, but not always.

as for the LS600hL - well since it's the flagship sedan it had to have a higher number than the 460. the engine's a 5.0L+electric, but 500 was probably too close in series from 460, so they went with 600. makes sense to me.
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