Originally Posted by southlight
Here we are again: Praises on the downfall of the ///M division (miss our "moaner in chief" posting in this thread yet).
What's the deal about. We now can enjoy a gret high revving NA V8 in the M3 and when the next iteration is due in 2014 (don't think BMW does change the engine of the current M3) there will be a FI engine that bears not much resemblence to current turbo engines. KERS will make most of the difference. Turbo lag? Gone. Besides that it will for sure be an engine revving higher than the N54 currently does. So what's all the fuss about?
Best regards, south
Totally agree. The quintessential form of automotive art/tech, F1, has been, variously, 4, 8, 10 cylinders config; atmo, turbo and injection variations. Hell there was a SIX wheeled F1 car; ground effects' fans etc.
Whatever the M 'skunkworks' develops in the future M3s (Fxx) it will be quick and an absolute blast to drive.
Bottom line: technology and societal mores are fluid, and that means change. No point in railing against it, and hey, if you love your V8 (and who doesn't) then hang on to it, maybe in 30 years' time it will command a premium that some muscle cars are getting (except supply is a bit too great for the really big bucks).