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      10-10-2011, 12:52 PM   #109

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Originally Posted by BMRLVR View Post
If you look closely at the powerdome on the E90/92/93 M3 you will realize that it is actually there to make room for the intake plenum/manifold and is not strictly cosmetic.
Exactly, E46 and E9x M3s had powerdomes because they needed them, E30 and E36 M3s never had them and if this new F80 has a six cylinder turbo, it probably wouldn't need a powerdome, either.

The F10 M5 doesn't have one and it still looks fantastic.