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      08-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #362
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Originally Posted by 3rdgearguy View Post
I agree that there is also something appealing about a high reving V8 and its simple design versus the more complex, and probably less reliable turbo charged I6. However, I like the idea of better efficiency and quick response of the smaller displacement( less weight helps handling too). But, I am still not completely comfortable with how long a turbo charged engine will last before it has problems and needs repairs. I am hoping to keep my next M car for a while. :-)
don't mistake the S65 V8 for anything simple. Just because it lacks turbochargers and direct injection doesn't mean it's any less advanced. with 8 individual throttle bodies and a computer that is capable of performing 200 million calculations per second (a statistic by which the M3 measures as the most advanced engine in the world), it's far from simple.