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      11-10-2011, 02:22 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Mike.Beale View Post
I think BMW should stick with the inline six.

The should also change the M5 to a straight eight, because straight eights are better balanced than V8s!
Example: In the '50s Mercedes Benz had a straight eight in their 300SLR competition car. But the crankshaft was too long, relatively spoken compared to a V8, and therefore too fragile.



Maybe with newer techniques nowadays a straight eight would be possible....
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