I think this 330i auto @ 220hp would be lucky to match the current performance of the 328i stick, from what I've learned from this board about estimating 0-60 times. Which is one reason I predict the 330i will have 240 hp + , so as not to come anywhere near being perceived as a warmed over 328i.
Last week there were predictions on this board prices might remain relatively stable since Lexus is coming out with a model which will go head to head with 330i.
Re: 240 hp, BMW might reason if people want that they can buy a 540i. I don't care what they do -- I'm prepared to keep my 328i auto indefinitely!!