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      07-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #256
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Originally Posted by tuna_hp View Post
Another weird issue is that the new modular I3/4/6 engine platform that BMW has started building (including the N20 and all the 1.5L I3 engines that have been in the news) is designed for up to 75hp/cylinder. They have already proven that out with the 220hp 3 cylinder that is going i8 car. This would mean that using standard components from this new modular platform, BMW should easily be able to build a ~450hp 3.0L I6 engine. Why heavily modify the outgoing version when a newer, more efficient, more powerful, and presumably cheaper alternative is readily apparent?
Agreed: doesn't make any sense unless a later Comp Pkg is tuned to higher hp.

Just thinking of something not so witty
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