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      10-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #143
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Originally Posted by BIGTIME View Post
Why would BMW bring a 450bhp M3 but only clain it had 420bhp? I don't get all this 'it will make more power than quoted'.Wouldn't BMW sell more cars if based on the headline HP figure?
It allows them to have a deceptive over achiever. It allows fan boys to say that their magic 50-50 weight balance and UFO like chassis allows it to beat down competitors with a better power to weight ratio.

The new car WILL make more power than the existing car. It is just a question of how much more and likely under rating.