Originally Posted by Mike.Beale
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....