In Reply to: Take a look at the torque curves posted by robbo on October 18, 1999 at 03:54:23:
:I just sold a 530i with the "big six engine" and I'm planning to buy a new 318 Ci,and I always thought that the multi-valve technic would be the future. That's the reason for not understanding that BMW policy of returning to an "classical" engine with less HP than its predecessor.
: The torque from the new 1.9 engine is much more even and flat over the range, and overall is probably better for the "average" driver who is cruising around the city and never gets the car above 4000rpm. The multi-valve engine only delivers at high revs, so granpops and grandma never get there. Sadly, that is the majority of the drivers.
: Those that truly want performance will go for the 6's.