Originally Posted by Laszlo
Wow... all BMW has to do now is throw some turbos on an engine for "regular" BMWs and call it an M... Um, I think M is no longer M... and we've got the last and what a shame. I'll never buy another M and just hold on to the one I have for as long as I can.
Also, it would be one thing to make an engine from scratch for the M, and then put turbos on it. But to add turbos to any old engine in the line-up is pure - SELL OUT.
Sam Smith wrote a great article in Roundel last month about this.
Agreed, M means much more than slapping a turbo on an otherwise stock engine. I hope they at least try
to make them special.
As others have said - its becoming M for Marketing instead of M for Motorsports. We can draw a direct line from the F1 program to the M5.
What kind of line gets us from the F1 program to the X6.
Has Mercedes added something to the water supply in Munich? Like crack?