Thread: Flexray?
View Single Post
      04-11-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
ILC32
Lieutenant
ILC32's Avatar
18
Rep
580
Posts

 
Drives: 1993 Porsche RSA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
What happened to all the buzz about Flexray? Have not seen it mentioned in any press releases. Personally I doubt it made it into the car. It could, though, be one of the weight savings measures used to get the pretty good weight number.
LOL. Flexray is like a running joke, at least as it relates to the upcoming M3. If it was indeed used, and actually did reduce weight even a small amount, I suppose that is sufficient reason to use it though.

One possibility remains: I can envision Flexray providing some benefit in integrating M-DCT with the various control/safety systems such as engine management, DSC, EDC, Steering ration, etc. Maybe that is where there will actually be an upside worth talking about in a press release.