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      10-23-2011, 11:25 AM   #8

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It's not going to run a 4-banger (and the V8 is gone due to fuel consumption, see M5/6's move from V10 to V8 TT). Some decent intel out there that it will likely be a turbo'd 6-zylinder' maybe ~ 330 Kw (450 hp).

Also see

Originally Posted by Autocar
"Engines for the 4-series will of course lean heavily on the new range in the 3-series saloon. These will include a new turbocharged 242bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit for the 428i coupe."

Hence, to make the M4 special enough has to run a 6.

Originally Posted by Autocar
New M3 gets twin-turbo six

Just thinking of something not so witty
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