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      03-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #148
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Originally Posted by IS3andME View Post
All are Inline engines correct? I'm just going with the logic, that one wouldn't need to re-engineer the front bracings for an Inline engine, than one would for a V egine, as a V6 based off of the V8 would be wider than an Inline engine, 6 or a 4.
The V8 in the 7, 6, and 5 all appear the same as well. Those supports are less crucial.

The V6 would be the least cost effective for BMW to do and as we have seen with recent developments that is the name of the game right now. The N55 has the ability to be built up significantly. a brand new block for a V6 makes no sense at this point, if they do it is against everything we have heard through back channels of late.