Originally Posted by Uli_HH
Thats totally right ... there is no ... no ... no ... chance that the M-GmbH would develop an new White-Paper V6 for the new F3x M3 ... people must read threads in the right way. The rumor is not about an new V6 for this car ... the rumor is about taking the S63TT from the ongoing M5 with 2 cylinder less ... so you get an potent 3.3ltr.V6TT and then put an third Turbo ontop/ in the V. This engine could also share many parts with the V8 S63!
This V6 rumor should trouble all M enthusiasts for many reasons, not the least of which is because the S63 is a pseudo-Motorsport engine that was slapped together to power pseudo-M SAVs. The S63 V8 in the X5M and X6M SAVs shares the same internals as the N63 V8 in the X5 and X6 SAVs. The S63 wasn’t uniquely developed by BMW’s Motorsport division (like the S54 was).
I just hope BMW doesn’t continue diluting the “M” brand by introducing ordinary BMW engines and/or forced induction in the M3…