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      04-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
I think its cool that they all profess their love for the same four-legged snails.

But wow the cars look fantastic, and this is going to be a very exciting series.

Does anyone know if they all share the same engines, or is each engine designed and built seperately by each manufacturer to the same specs (4.0L V8)? If the latter, I wonder if BMW uses a P60-based design, or something newer like an S65-based design, or maybe something new from the ground up.
Each has their own engine program, same specs 4.0L V8. BMW engine is new from the ground up. No relation to anything they sell. As new to this years rule package, the cars do share 50 components. All cars now share parts including: monocoque chassis, engine subframe, same wheelbase, transmission, etc. This was done to reduce costs, one of the only reason BMW agreed to rejoin the series.