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      12-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #233
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Originally Posted by Jockey View Post
Well throttle response is not turbo lag. I will agree that the throttle response in the 135 is not the best. Thanks BMW for the throttle-by-wire crappy programming.

On the other hand, the N54 135 does not have bad turbo lag (I'm not saying no turbo lag) thanks to the small snail turbos that hit full boost at 6 psi. It doesn't take much exhaust pressure on the turbine to spin it up. I haven't driven an N55 but I've heard the turbo lag is worst than the N54.

But yes, I feel the same way about the throttle response.
yes, the 135i we have is an n55 with dct....there is throttle lag and turbo lag so its like a double whamey to the bad....