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      12-06-2008, 12:26 AM   #262

Drives: E92 M3 and Elise
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Land of the Microchip

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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Limits on displacement come about in two main areas; taxation in the EU based on displacement and in racing. You know better and I just posted that above as well.
Neither of those apply to the M3. BMW clearly can sell larger disp cars if they want, well, because they already do.

If I were buying a race car, point 2 would apply. The M3 isn't a race car, not even close. You know race cars have stripped interriors, cages, fire supression, ... BMW might make a race car version of the street car and then that would have its own seperate issues.

It it a good engine, yes. Is it the best, nope. Just because BMW builds something doesn't make it without fault.
Manual gearboxes, the rotary dial of cars.