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      05-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by aus View Post
With Audi and MB going V8 biturbo, could BMW really counter with a V6? That's all they can come up with ? There's only ONE right answer of the 4 choices.

I would argue that BMW has always taken an approach of doing more with less in the M cars. A good example is comparing the current 4.0L V8 in the M3 to the 6.2L V8 in the C63. Previous to that, the M3 ran the 3.2L inline-6 while Mercedes and Audi ran 4.2L and 5.5L V8s.

I think it is very possible for BMW to do a 6-cylinder M3 in the next generation without worrying about it competing with the V8s. History shows that they compete anyway and generally win.