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      09-03-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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BMW is phasing out I6 & V8 production in the next 3 years. WTF


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      09-03-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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so our v8's will be rare? sweet lol
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While this is a logical move from BMW, it doesn't mean it also affects M GmbH...
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so our v8's will be rare? sweet lol
Yes, only 99,999 other people will have one.
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      09-03-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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BMW is phasing out I6 & V8 production in the next 3 years. WTF
from what i read, it says cut production, not eliminate altogether. phasing out implies that there will be no v8's, which i don't think would be a very good move on bmw's part as there will be always be a market for more powerful bimmers. i mean, just imagine a world with only v6 7 series...it wouldn't happen! do you think benz would ever stop making a v8 S class, etc.?
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Even the sixes, the center of BMW's engine constellation, are being taken out of production in Munich to be replaced by those with two fewer cylinders in 2011. When the phase-out is complete, the company will be able to build 560,000 4-cylinders per annum. Care for a BMW 716i, anyone?
Phase out usually means no more.
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      09-03-2008, 04:30 PM   #7
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Yeah, they aren't going to stop making I6s, no way. What, only V6s and 4bangers would be in the lineup?

Not gonna happen.....more likely that they will be running on hydrogen then they won't exist.
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      09-03-2008, 04:34 PM   #8
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BMW is phasing out I6 & V8 production in the next 3 years. WTF


http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/02/b...avor-of-fours/
I doubt that and will only believe it when it comes directly from BMW...
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Yeah I read the article too. They did include the I6 as an engine that could be phased out or at least utilized on a much much smaller scale. Surprising I know.

However, this is good news for us V8 M3 owners. We will have a pretty rare BMW. However, a small lightweight 4cyl M3 could be awesome.

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Yeah I read the article too. They did include the I6 as an engine that could be phased out or at least utilized on a much much smaller scale. Surprising I know.

However, this is good news for us V8 M3 owners. We will have a pretty rare BMW. However, a small lightweight 4cyl M3 could be awesome.

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No matter what engine is in the M3 its not going to be lightweight. There are so many other factors that contribute to vehicle weight and one of the bigger ones are crash safety and protection equipment. That's not going to go away. If you consider that the V8 in the current E9x Ms weight nearly the same as the older I6 engine, you can see that a change to a smaller engine probably won't affect weight much.
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Yes, only 99,999 other people will have one.
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      09-03-2008, 05:42 PM   #13
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To be more environmental-friendly in one of their largest markets, all manufacturers are doing this. Look at the upcoming B8-chassis Audi S4. It will be a supercharged V6 to phase out the normally aspirated V8 currently found in the B7-chassis S4. I'm not surprised if BMW follows suit in their //M cars since they're already doing it with the rest of their lineup (X6, next 7-series, etc are all lower displacement with forced induction)
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I would hate to see BMW lose their naturally aspirated engines for smaller FI engines. I hate the fact that we can't have lightweight cars (I.E. E30) any more. And if they can't go lightweight, then FI is the only answer.
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Phasing out V8s i can understand but I6? Thats a BMW signature.
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BMW is phasing out I6 & V8 production in the next 3 years. WTF


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No Way.
Donīt believe in this BS story.
They need those V8s for the X5 M and X6 M ( maybe next gen M5 ).
So no problem with the V8s.
Donīt believe everything you read ....

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V8s, whatever.... but phasing out the I6???? bullshit
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No matter what engine is in the M3 its not going to be lightweight. There are so many other factors that contribute to vehicle weight and one of the bigger ones are crash safety and protection equipment. That's not going to go away. If you consider that the V8 in the current E9x Ms weight nearly the same as the older I6 engine, you can see that a change to a smaller engine probably won't affect weight much.
Agreed I have posted many times that the added weight of the M3 is not really BMW's fault but a result of tighter and tighter safety requirements. However, like everything else these safety features will continue to get smaller and lighter. Remember what some of the first airbag steering wheels looked like?

That being said we may be going into an era like the 80's where sports cars look the business but are underpowered....

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V8s going?

The new 7 is coming out with the X6's turbo V8. I think the demise of the V8 is greatly overstated.
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Phasing out V8s i can understand but I6? Thats a BMW signature.

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Yeah I read the article too. They did include the I6 as an engine that could be phased out or at least utilized on a much much smaller scale. Surprising I know.

However, this is good news for us V8 M3 owners. We will have a pretty rare BMW. However, a small lightweight 4cyl M3 could be awesome.

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