As stricter emissions standards kick in, auto manufacturers are downsizing engines, which typically means less power. But the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the new 328i—the first four-cylinder engine to go into a 3-Series since 1999—produces 10 more horses and 55 more pound-feet than the six-cylinder it replaces. That's 240 horses and 255 pound-feet of torque, enough to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds while achieving 34 mpg on the highway. From $37,395
Best of What's New - 2 years late.
2011 Kia Optima 2.0T - 274hp, 269lb-ft, 34mpg highway
Oh and did mention that it will do it on Regular Gas, not Premium like the 328.
The 2013 Optima turbo is $10,000 less.
Good thing I only pay $4/year for my magazine subscription.