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      02-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #34
Second Lieutenant

Drives: '11 335i vert
Join Date: May 2006
Location: DC burbs

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I posted previously my speculation that BMW would use some sort of electronic noise cancellation gadgetry to deal with the nasty sound and vibration characteristics of Inline-4 engines. This confirms that. Once again, no thanks. How bout just putting a good engine in the car that doesn't need that kind of crap? Even the Japanese have had trouble getting these technologies to work well, so does anybody think BMW will get things exactly right with this? Hoping to pickup the last of the 3.0L NA Inline-6 powered 528i's this summer before this trumped up 4-banger arrives. I want the engaging and fun to drive NA I6 that BMW has been known for for decades. If this thing really drives more like a diesel, I'd rather just have a diesel since it'd get way better mileage.
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