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      01-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #2

Drives: BMW M135i MT
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Location: Belgium

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A 5.5L engine costs like 4.000$ per year in taxes here in Belgium, and probably other European countries.
A 3.2 L would costs about 1.200$ per year in taxes.

Just for that, I'd have M3 over C63 AMG any day.

You Americans have the luck not having to worry about engine displacement. We do. And I guess BMW takes this into account as well when designing new cars.

And don't forget that 6-cylinder engines is what defines a great part of BMW's legacy, including multiple M3 generations.