Originally Posted by RussianM3_dude
If BMW had some balls, they would have developped a brand new I6 say 3.5 with 370hp at 8500rpm and worked harder to reduce weight. While the 335iS ZHP would have been used to fill the GT niche.
True for the hardcore sportscar lovers, but a verry bad idea concerning marketing principels. With competition everywere around, 370HP wouldn`t be sufficient at all, even if weight was reduced.
I agree, the 6 inline is the typical BMW engine, it made BMW what it is today. I also have strong believes it was the hardest dicision for ///M people to let go off the 6 inline and move forward to the V8. But the company has to sell cars obviously, and share holders are the ones with real power, more than ///M power that is................