Originally Posted by chriszeh
i think his point was the lighter engine isnt helpful if the car weighs more anyway. the goal should have been the entire car being lighter. only advantage is possibly to allow a better front to rear weight distribution because the engine load is carried on the front axle.
true, but that doesn't change that the car would have been heavier with a heavier engine. The e9X is heavier for myriad reasons, but the engine is not one of them. The increased power may have contributed by requiring more chassis bracing and beefier drive line components.
The reason people are excited is because it is an impressive engineering feet to improve so much on what was already a world class engine, more power, more torque, higher revving, AND lighter. I BELIEVE that most BMW ///M fans have at least a little engineering nerd in them. I probably have a lot