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      05-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting. Always interesting to hear rumors from different corners of the automotive press.

This comment caught my eye:

"Unlike the M5s reworked version of BMWs 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, the new engine will be used exclusively in M models, not appearing in any lesser cars."

As we bimmer-geeks already know, this is misleading. The M5's "reworked version" of the standard N63 V8 is called the S63Tu and indeed does not appear in any lesser cars either. Similarly, the M3's S55 I6 will be based on the N55 and it too will be used only in M vehicles. So the situation is essentially the same.

The claim of hydraulic steering also seems dubious at this point given all the rumors to the contrary. Possible though, I suppose.