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      09-14-2012, 06:34 PM   #23
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hey is that a dip stick???
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      09-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #24
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If BMW put as much effort into fixing its steering as it does in creating the next abomination of fuel efficiency, we might have decent to drive cars outside of the M lines.

It's sad that BMWs guiding principle is efficient dynamics, and not sporty performance.
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      09-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #25
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I absolutely hate that BMW is putting these massive plastic shrouds over the engines. They look terrible, just put a nice simple valve cover and be done. Makes it annoying to work on the car and they look horrid.
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Thats all well and good, but how-about you multiply it by four and give us a proper supercar.
There is a strategy for an M Sports car but this will not be until after 2016.

However the i8 is not that car. The i8 is a progressive sports car , developed from the ground up to be anything but conventional.
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I absolutely hate that BMW is putting these massive plastic shrouds over the engines. They look terrible, just put a nice simple valve cover and be done. Makes it annoying to work on the car and they look horrid.
you should see some of the covers Audi has on their engines. http://jalopnik.com/audi-s7-sportback/
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      09-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #28
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There is a strategy for an M Sports car but this will not be until after 2016.

Can you clarify about the 2016 date. Would that be roughly when it goes on sale, or when the development starts?


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I absolutely hate that BMW is putting these massive plastic shrouds over the engines. They look terrible, just put a nice simple valve cover and be done. Makes it annoying to work on the car and they look horrid.
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I absolutely hate that BMW is putting these massive plastic shrouds over the engines. They look terrible, just put a nice simple valve cover and be done. Makes it annoying to work on the car and they look horrid.
Agree, but I think its to quell the noise of the direct injectors. There's probably more (acoustical) engineering going into that cover than we give credit for.
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New model proposal: 0 series

BMW 015i
3 cyl 1.5L turbo RWD (ban all xi models)
200hp (190whp since it will be underrated as usual)
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$23,000 Loaded.

bye bye miata
Call it the '02 and prepare for calls of blasphemy.

It would be a nice alternative to the ever bigger/fatter/more complex BMW.
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Three cylinder in-line engines are a tremendous idea. I was actually hoping that BMW would make the 2.0 litre N20 3-cylinders instead of six. Of course this doesn't fit with the 500cc cylinder module model so too bad. 3-cylinders definately have much nicer characteristics than 4-cylinders... anybody who's ridden a triumph daytona 675cc against a Japanese 4-cylinder will agree with this even if the performance of the japanese machines exceeded that of the Triumph.
In this case my 1198 desmo-twin is even better!
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      09-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #32
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So when are these coming for sale? In 1-and 3-series?
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      09-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #33
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The acceleration is astounding!
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      09-16-2012, 01:45 AM   #34
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      09-23-2012, 02:19 AM   #35
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Looking at the output vs. displacement graph, it seems like there's a gap that can be filled by a 2.5L inline-5!
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The 3cyl actually sounds.. pretty decent. I am impressed.
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I'll keep my inefficient(in comparison) 6 cylinder for the exhaust note alone.
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