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      08-12-2011, 09:10 PM   #161
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If BMW is so trying to improve their fleet average, why don't we get cars like 120d, 320d? It is all marketing bullshit. Going turbo, using same/similar engine with different size turbos are cheaper, and that's the end of it.

Originally Posted by e46e92love View Post
Fair enough, but since when does legislation on emissions and mpg mean you have to build a FWD or a V6 to meet those standards?

Also, you guys sell plenty of cars that you can use to get fleet averages up without neutering the ///M line. BMW sells FI as the only solution to address building a car with power and low emissions/higher mpg.......but Porsche seems to achieve things with their 911s that says otherwise. Perhaps FI does not belong in a 3 or 1 series ///M variant......I doubt that the genius that is the ///M division could not come up with a solution. This is where cost cutting comes in. BMW is making record profits, yet FI is the lazy option to me.

Hey, if you build a FI car that revs to 8k with the throttle response of the S65 or S54, I will buy her. You build a car that revs to 7k or so without that throttle response, I won't, because I had one of those already. Claiming a car is high-revving because its high revving for a FI engine, doesn't make it a high-revving engine.

Either way, I do appreciate you posting and do look forward to seeing the F3x, and won't pass final judgement till I driver her

2011 MINI Cooper S
previous cars: E92 M3, Z4MC, Z4 Roadster, E36 328 Sedan