December 07, 2010 at 20:49:26 Dec 07, 2010 @ 20:49
How much money does everyone spend on maintaining a BMW?
$0 for me so far, but ive only had my beams for bout 5 months. got the extended warranty so i should be fine till the shit starts breaking.
On a side note, if the F32 M3 looks anything similar to this rendering, count me in.
Melo Gang All Day
what do you call this bland mal-proportioned heavy looking shit?
Aesthetically it may not be pleasing but whats under the hood is what matters most to me. Then again I'm really not interested in BMW's non M models. Lately I've been question the direction BMW Motorsports is take especially w/ the turbocharged M cars. I think it takes away from the classic BMW heritage.
dont see how much more bmw can go with the NA route. Every generation of m3 has been a giant leap forwards in terms of performance, and i dont see how BMW can get much more out of a NA without another significant price increase. Turbos would cut weight, fuel economy, and boost overall performance from the e92 while maintaining the price range.
Dropping displacement and going FI wouldn't add weight. There's a reason every car company in the world is going FI with smaller engines to achieve the same amount of power. Every decision in the world is determined by efficiency.
Turbo lag isn't an issue, especially when exotics have their peak power so high in their rpm range as it is. Most of the time a slightly smaller engine with a well designed system will net not only more power, but a broader and flatter torque curve than that of an n/a relative that is slightly larger.
BMW will probably develop one hell of a twin turbo six if they do it, which will probably force its competitors to go the FI route as well... How else will the RS5, CTS-V, or even Ford (i know) keep up. The question is how the cooling system will be for the turbines
Charge air is cooled through the intercooler, size is dictated by the amount of boost the car runs. BMW needn't set the benchmark for anything. They're still regarded as one of the best car makers in the world.
I just don't see n/a being around much longer TBH. As I said, there's a reason everyone is going F/I. Efficiency. They also need to cover their asses for the stupid owners that neglect maintenance.