Originally Posted by southlight
Did you ever hear about VW's 1.4 TSI engine? It's most probably not used in the US, but does exactly what you think is a stupid idea. Supercharger for the low end plus a turbo for higher revvs.
Best regards, south
Yes, and it is still a stupid idea on an M car. That engine also is not available here.
They said they were going to do 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter versions but they are still on the drawing board. Making it work for an 8000 RPM M motor is not feasable, cost effective, or smart. Just buy a Lancia instead.