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      03-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by dmw16 View Post
I agree the power numbers should be similar, but even with additional power the C63 isn't going around the 'Ring any faster than the M3 (heck, it only beat the E46 CSL by 3sec). There's more to "fast" than horsepower and torque numbers. Having said that, I know people here know that but the buying public does want numbers. So BMW does need to be competitive.

There's no question that BMW is going FI to make more power, but I think it's largely to make more power in a less expensive way. They could get an NA engine up to competitive levels, but the costs would be too high.

FI is the way things are going and really I'm cool with that because I like fuel efficiency, but I will always love the great NA ///M engines.