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      09-19-2009, 04:09 PM   #381
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Originally Posted by jml View Post
We will all be saved by Audi and Mercedes. Not because we will buy them, but because they will make a better BMW than BMW, which is bound to freak someone out.

I am hopeful they will not destroy the next M3, but if they do it won't happen again.
Explain yourself. The new S4 has already ditched the V8 in favor of a supercharged V6 and AMG already produces many forced induction vehicles. I don't know off the top of my head but haven't they said the next engine in the C Class is going to be forced induction of some kind? I guess it depends on what you consider the defining characteristics of a BMW but as far as engines go I don't think either of those two are going to make a high-revving NA motor anytime soon. If it is dynamics you're thinking of, well, I don't think anyone's worried about how the next gen M3 is going to handle.