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      07-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by RussianM3_dude View Post
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.
Unlike the RS4's 4.2 engine, this new V8 doesn't actually sound or feel anything like a V8. As has been discussed many times before if they tried to build a 4 litre 6-cylinder engine they would have ended up with much larger pistons which would not have been able to attain the kinds of piston velocity that is the M-Division trade mark.