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      09-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #79

Drives: 2014 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin, TX

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With BMW committed to turbocharging from here on out - this is not only the new M3 engine, but likely the end of the n54/n55 also. "V" is just a better config for turbos than "I". It'll improve reliability, cooling, lag and take up less longitudinal engine bay space. No reason to think their 6-cylinder lineups will be any different than the N63/S63

Yeah, you could say they sold out on their heritage - but times have changed and fuel regulations have changed. BMW wants to maintain efficiency, but still leads the performance game. Any other ideas?
2014 335i RWD: ZMM, ZDA, ZDH, ZPP, ZTP, 2NH, 2TB, 5DL; Z4A MPPK; AW ext / VB int

2014 ML350: P01, R33, 297, 319, 846, 864, 889, 996; LB ext / AB int