Originally Posted by Asbjorn
Since the 50d (N57S) engine didn't, I bet 100 internet dollars the S55 shall be the first engine taking over the throne from the N54 at the international engine of the year awards. Sadly BMW will no longer be present in the 3.1-4.0L category.
Good post. And not a bad prediction. I think we may see some wins for BMW's upcoming B* engine family as well.
And don't count BMW out of the larger displacement category just yet. There are rumors that they will downsize the V8 to 4L in its next iteration in order to be more consistent with the N74 6L V12 (with which it shares a bore center and bore size, but not stroke).