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      12-31-2012, 02:26 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by Skullbussa View Post
So BMW engineers decided to use F1 power delivery in a 5 seater, daily driver car? The M3 is not a sports car, it is confusing that BMW engineers supposedly had the intention of replicating the powerband of a pure track car on a car that will spend 99.99% of its life on public streets.

I reject the notion this was BMW's intention. If so, why replace it with a turbo engine in the next M3? Remember, this next engine will make roughly the same horsepower - the difference is that it will make over 100+ more ft.lbs of torque. Clearly BMW is correcting what they consider to be a mistake.
I think most people on this forum would agree that the decision to go with turbocharging of future M cars is the result of meeting new regulations and improved gas mileage - NOT to correct a "mistake".
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