Originally Posted by CanAutM3
Max torque by itself is a meaningless number. Max HP is more representative of the accelerative capabilities of the engine. In general, same HP = same acceleration for a given weight.
However I do suspect that BMW will underrate this engine as it seems they have been doing so a lot recently.
What BWM'd been doing before FI is overrate its engine. i dont like the numbers they give to NA 3ers when they're actually slower than Reiz and Lexus IS, and rather say it was MCT that lose V8 420hp to only 340hp on wheel, i perfer to doubting 420 number itself.