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solidlad84

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149 posts

67 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
Hi all. On my search for a new car (350z is one of the more likely candidates!) and I have come slightly unstuck with what the sellers are saying about power and engines in their cars.

I didnt think that a 313 or even 300 bhp model even arrived until 2005/2006, yet on AT there is numerous 02 and 03 plates stating the car has 300 bhp and is a '300' model. More surprisingly there was an apparent 313 bhp model up a few days ago which was on an 02 plate. Am I missing something really obvious here?

The only explanation I can see is that the imports had the engines updated at different times to UK cars? but that's purely a guess and maybe me trying to believe that all the old, cheaper cars still could actually have 300 bhp! or maybe i've just been decieved and you can actually get an import 300 bhp 02 model! if anyone has any definitive guidelines to go by to see whos telling porkies about their car i'd be eternally grateful!

Thanks in advance for any help guys. smile

LordGrover

21,019 posts

92 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
296/7 bhp came in around 2006 and 313 late 2007. There was an anniversary model earlier with the later 296 engine but still had earlier interior. I think. wink
Someone with more knowledge will be along shortly, I'm sure.

solidlad84

Original Poster:

149 posts

67 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
So the many adverts with 02-04 plate cars claiming to have 300 bhp/ps are all just lying? there seems to be just as many apparent '300' cars if not more than there is the normal 276 version! especially on AT, very peculiar.

Thanks for your reply anyway mate smile

elementad

495 posts

30 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
When your checking out the car it should tell you the power rating on the door sticker found on the inside of the door half way down the edge (drivers side).

EvilZ

54 posts

25 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
even when they came out the factory the figures were a bit high,knock of 10bhp for any model u get. imports got the same engines at the same time as the uk did.
you will love the car just dont expect to be a drag king =(
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ewan221

1,154 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Was the GT4 not a 300 bhp model ? Cant remember if they were 2003 or 2004 ?
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