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      06-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #259
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Originally Posted by chris328i View Post
I think the S63 bi-turbo would be a good set-up. The engine mass is moved toward the center of the car to improve weight distribution and the turbos can deliver a broad torque band from 1300 rpm to 6,000 rpm. What's not to like?
The problem is that BMW has drank it own kool aid on a 50-50 weight distribution. Even if another engine design could improve it more toward a rear bias BMW would probably purposefully push it back to 50-50.

The problem with a turbo charged M3 is mainly the visceral race car like scream of a very finely tuned engine at 8000+ rpm with a totally linear power curve all the way up. Performance wise the new car will win for sure. Nonetheless we can not down play the significance of the emotional aspects of a Ferrari type engine experience.
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