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      03-17-2007, 10:24 AM   #4

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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Just read an article about some interesting innovations used in the 335i that insure as much of the engines power gets to the drivetrain as possible. I sure hope these (or more/better) are included in the M3. It sounds like there is quite a few hp to be had through these techniques.
  • Electric water pump (not belt driven)
  • Variable flow oil pump
  • Magnetic A/C clutch that fully disengages when not in use
  • Intelligent alternator that charges only when coasting/braking
the impression I got is that this will be the already existing M5 engine, just cut off the last extra 2-cyclinders. Eureka! /M3!