Originally Posted by chitown08
Agreed. Plus what would be the reason to underrate the M5 M6? There is nothing to encroach upon at that level which would necessitate an understatement of hp...
exactly. Why did they underrate the M5? The answer to this is that BMW personell have stated that they think getting into a number's race with other manufacturer's is silly and they would rather draw attention to the fact that the total package in BMW is better than the others. They could easily have called the 335i 307 hp just to trump the 306 of the IS350 seeing as the 335i is actually making on the order of 330 - 340 hp!