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      06-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by RMB View Post
I am not an engineer and I am by no means an authority on engines, but the image of the next generation M3/M4 engine looks similar to me in comparison to the f30 N55 engine. It looks like the oil filter module is in the same place. The air intake box on the drivers side of the engine bay looks very similar and there appears to be another air intake box added on the passenger side of the engine bay. If I would have to guess, this would make me feel that this is most likely an inline engine and a derivative of the N55 as opposed to a V6. Any thoughts?
Of course that is an I6 engine. Outside some at BMW, nobody has seen the V6, and will probably never see, if BMW really chose what was obvious, the I6.