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      05-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #201
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I still expect the next M3 will get a 6

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If I had to bet I'd say some form of 6 + turbo(s). Why, the sea-change at BMW & M Div re

* emphasis on Efficient Dynamics
* ever more stringent regulation around fuel consumption in major markets
* the potential to address the weight issue by reducing engine block size
* the indicated willingness to use turbos on the new M car models

While the V6 may seem sacrilegious given the I6 lineage, my surmise is that the best engineering solution format given the design objective / cost will win out ni the end.
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