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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2014, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2015 BMW M3 and M4′s New Turbo Inline-Six


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You canít build a truly great car without an exceptional engine. Powertrain is the heart and soul of every vehicle on the road; itís the mechanical equivalent of life. Without propulsion systems cars are little more than expensive, over-engineered pieces of yard art.

Certainly one of the most desirable performance machines ever built is BMWís M3. Over the course of nearly 30 years this car has become a demigod, earning the worship of faithful enthusiasts all over the world because of the exhilarating dynamics it provides.

Giving customers lots of choice todayís M3 has been offered in a trio different body styles: coupe, sedan and convertible. But going forward the company is changing things; the two-door has been spun-off as the new M4. Of course the M3 will continue, but only in sedan form.

The 2015 iterations of this legendary performance car are reaching back into M3 history by eschewing todayís high-winding V8 in favor of an engine layout thatís quintessentially BMW. The Bavarian automaker is basically synonymous with the inline-six configuration the way Leonardo da Vinci equates to visionary genius or the NSA to unscrupulous privacy violation. These two-cars are powered by an exciting new twin-turbocharged powerplant, and hereís an in-depth look at this exciting new M engine.
For even more exciting details about the 2015 BMW M3 and M4's Turbocharged Inline Six-Cylinder Engine visit AutoGuide.com.
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What a surprise - the BMW press release has not said "these are two new Mini 1500cc engines joined end to end". Interesting to see that it uses twin turbos for each three cylinders. Also interesting to see that it makes over 400 fl-lb of torque and 425hp, so the 1500 Cooper could be wound up to 200 ft-lb and 200hp if Mini wanted to. 7600rpm max is pretty astonishing.
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