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      08-12-2011, 03:39 AM   #131
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
Who still believes a V6 is coming?
BMWs M-GmbH has developed both engine concepts ... an 3.3ltr.V6 based on the S63 and an 3.2ltr.I6 based on the N55 ... the only advantage of the inline-6 (vs the V6) was that it was the cheapest alternative and because of this it was chosen! And for the public they would tell us it was because of tradition.
But tradition of BMW M was innovative engines ... and really innovative was for me only the V6 because it was really compact with great packaging advantages for better handling.

And forgot that BMW allows the M-GmbH to develop an complete new engine ... its simply too costly!

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