1.6L DOHC I-4 (Mini Cooper)

118 hp/114 lb.-ft.

+ Revs with the best of ’em

- Meager numbers for the price

= One reason why Mini gets the real money

1.6L turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mini Cooper S)

172 hp/177 lb.-ft.

+ Frisky enough hp number

- Thrashy, uninvolving

= Shoulda been better

3.0L DOHC I-6 (Z4)

255 hp/220 lb.-ft.

+ German gold standard

- Overshadowed by the turbo variant

= Always special

3.0L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (335i)

300 hp/300 lb.-ft.

+ What turbo lag?

- Why did it take ’em so long?

= One for the ages