In Reply to: Re: US vs. Europe? Who gets what? posted by Bruce on June 09, 1999 at 23:08:52:
: sounds right to me...MY01 will bring the 3L (i would guess more than 204hp though) starting next summer and late next year at least 321hp (but probably the 3.4L 340-350hp) ///M roadster will show up in the US
The 193 BHP figure for the 2.8 was determined by the fact that German insurers but a break point here for ratings and hence cost of insurance. Above this and you used to pay a lot(!) more per annum. That's why the VW VR6 produces 190BHP and the Mercedes 230 Kompressor produces 193 BHP.
I don't know if this break point is still in place, perhaps our German friends can enlighten us.