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It’s All About Power Adders for Future BMW “M” Cars

Posted in BMW, European Rides, General, Newsworthy, Rides by MrAngry | April 5th, 2011 | 2 Responses |


There’s something about a naturally aspirated engine that just feels right. They’re raw, unadulterated and in the end, make power in the purest form. Equip a car with a turbocharger, supercharger and or any other power adder and it almost feels like your cheating in a sense. However thanks to stricter emission and mileage standards just about every manufacturer out there is looking at going with smaller displacement engines with either a turbo or supercharger system so as to maximize their cars performance and efficiency. BMW for example has announced that on every new “M” car going forward that they will be utilizing some type of forced-induction system. Now while I completely understand the “why” behind the decision, I have to say that for purists like myself, it’s a hard pill to swallow. The next generation BMW M5 for example will be equipped with a new twin-turbo V8 which replaces the current V10 that resides under the hood.

The same is true for the next generation M3. Gone will be the high-revving V8, and in its place will most likely be a small displacement turbocharged six-cylinder. It’s sad really as the removal these natural aspirated beasts will mark the end of an era for one of the greatest auto manufacturers in the world. Hmm, makes me wish I hadn’t sold my old E39 M5…

Source: Autoblog.com

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2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    HA THAT’LL LEARN YOU! Just kidding….Man that blows though. Does this mean they’ll bring back the straight 6?

    • Alex says:

      Seems like it Chris. I don’t know if it’ll be as powerful going by what this article says…

      Can’t they just use the old inline-6 engine again and turbo charge that, and make even more power? Or will this inline-6 just be extremely weak, and then turbocharged will be as strong as the old inline-6?

      Come on BMW!