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      09-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #103
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Drives: 911.1 GTS | E92M3 LRP Edition
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Connecticut

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Volume knob engine revs will be sick!
All teasing aside, cabins are so well insulated that one can barely hear the engine. You can have a mechanical ON/OFF flap that could feed/cancel out more noise from the engine compartment but that would be cheese. Suddenly the stereo approach starts to make sense (as in a "live" concert) but it does make one feel weird about it.
I'm more bummed out about the 3.0 litre inline six not being a dedicated, grounds up, engine for the new M3/M4, but rather a "modular" configuration, slapped with a twin turbo. Margins and maximizing corporate profits have indeed taken over! Then there's the supposedly redesigned electric steering and impossible to get over atrocious hood line.

Flip side, increased power and lightweight. Suppose we'll have to wait and start getting the driving impression reports and drive these new beasts personally to give the cars a chance. If it's good, I'm game. If not, I'll pick a depreciated M3, slap an Akrapovic on it, and call it a good day. Either way, we win!