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 • Turbocharged, small-displacement engines are the new norm. 
 • BMW's E92 M3 S65 engine and Mercedes-Benz W204 C63 AMG M156 engines are popular examples.
 • Those examples still fetch plenty in the pre-owned market. 
 • For motoring news, go to Wheels24.

If there's one thing you don't see (or hear) on the road anymore, it is a performance sedan packing a no-holds-barred naturally-aspirated engine you can feel approaching. 

Petrolheads get a kick out of hearing engine and exhaust notes (especially in tunnels) which is a euphoria most forced-induced engines cannot replicate because they are generally quieter. With aspirated engines, power is more responsive than "blown" ones that depend on boost – not to mention the wealth of tuning options on offer.

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