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Thread: 2014 BMW M3 will have V6 turbo

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    Default 2014 BMW M3 will have V6 turbo


    According to InsideLine, BMW is developing a brand new V6 engine that will power the new M3 when it hits the market in 2014. The news comes somewhat as a surprise as BMW has never produced a V6 powered model in their long and illustrious history. The switch to a V-configuration will also represent the M3's first foray away from the high-revving naturally-aspirated units to the turbocharged arena - another major change in BMW's engineering principle over the past few years.
    The engine in question was chosen against the more familiar inline-6 due to packaging and balancing issues. It will benefit from two twin-scroll turbochargers and will likely have a displacement of 3.0-liters with power output rated at 429hp (320kW/435PS) and 548Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque.
    A lot of people are upset it seems that BMW is ditching the NA engines in favor of turbos. Personally if it's fast I don't really care what configuration it has. Their record at making great cars gives me confidence in whatever they decide.

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    what i dont get is why ford offers ecoboost in the flex, f150, and tuarus. yet the mustang doesnt have an ecoboost model. theres room for it fur fucksakes make it offered

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    i've driven the 11' m3 and nothing compares to that raw v8
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    Looking at the excellent job they did on the m5 ditching the v10 for a turbo 8, I think they'll get this one spot on also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    what i dont get is why ford offers ecoboost in the flex, f150, and tuarus. yet the mustang doesnt have an ecoboost model. theres room for it fur fucksakes make it offered
    balme the american mullet purists for that. They'd shit in their overalls. it's not about progression with the mustang/camaro fans, it's about allowing them to relive something that happened 40 years ago.
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    Wonder at what RPM level that torque will be made... I <3 boost

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    Sick malade... and I wanted to come in here and hate a BMW v6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    what i dont get is why ford offers ecoboost in the flex, f150, and tuarus. Yet the mustang doesnt have an ecoboost model. Theres room for it fur fucksakes make it offered
    couldnt agree more
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    With gas prices the way they are, I think if they can make more power, more economy, it's a win-win. Although the 'play to play' comes in with high-end cars, it's a consideration when you're watching your speedo chase your fuel gauge.

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    +1 for "pay to play" aspect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattw View Post
    i've driven the 11' m3 and nothing compares to that raw v8
    400lb/tq compares and surpasses that, get with the times

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