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      07-19-2012, 02:18 AM   #77
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The FI system will be a key to the level of success the car has both with purists and many journalists. The deciding factor in my opinion will be the power delivery and throttle response, specifically if BMW M achieve no noticeable turbo lag. The sound can be tuned with aftermarket stuff (well of course it will never sound as good as the S65), the revs will not be 8k but it will probably be pretty decent around 7500 and the car will most likely be lighter and surely more powerful. Given Ms heritage it will almost for sure be another class leading car. However, I don't think any conventional turbo system, the fancy cross pulse (or whatever it is called) intake of X6M (even if it could be adapted to an I6), a multiple turbo set up or a variable compressor vane system can eliminate enough turbo lag to satisfy the M heritage nor the purists. If they have an electric turbo or some other system and it works that will satisfy everyone, purists, lazy ("I want massive low end torque") drivers, journalists, etc.