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      05-19-2011, 02:21 PM   #21

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Originally Posted by epiphone3 View Post
I am surprised that there is no talk of some sort of all-new, M3-specific turbocharged inline-6 engine in the 3.0 - 3.2 liter range. Seems to me like this would make the most sense and maintain an engine line-up that is more in line (excuse the pun) with BMW M's philosophy.
agreed. one big complaint about the 1er M coupe is the lack of a completely new M engineered power plant.

I understand the cost enhancements achieved by modifying existing motors, but come on - the premium for the M badge should cover something unique!