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post #1 of 11 Old 07-29-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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BMW considering three-cylinder engines in FWD M models

Just read that BMW is considering using three-cylinder 1.5-liter engines in its FWD M division. These engines would be able to get up to 310 HP or more. That means that these would be compact FWD M cars that pack a punch.

What do you think of this move? Could you get used to a three-cylinder, or is the change a deal breaker?
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-29-2013, 06:41 PM
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310hp out of a 3 cylinder engine? That is a lot of boost.



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That is a little over 100hp per cylinder. sounds impressive but hows the reliability of them. And how will the engine tone be like, I really would hate driving around a bmw that sounds like a lawn mower
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Well they are still just "considering" at this point. I mean if they can get that much then sky is the limit for the future of this newly discovered tech.

it's unheard of for a three cylinder to make that much but I have a feeling it relying solely on the turbo to pump out such high numbers.
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Come on guys... Tell me your not impressed its a god **** 1.5L 3 cylinder thats making over 300hp what more do you guys want. I'd seriously give it a go, but i am still waiting to hear about the mileage this engine would get.
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I'd be curious about how long these engines would last without having issues and of course would these be a cheaper alternative to the straight six turbo or will it be an option that cost double?
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Come on guys... Tell me your not impressed its a god **** 1.5L 3 cylinder thats making over 300hp what more do you guys want. I'd seriously give it a go, but i am still waiting to hear about the mileage this engine would get.
Probably sounds like crap.



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I would definitely try one out. I'd be interested to hear what the mileage is on these engines. As long as the car has good acceleration and handling and such, I can't be too upset if the engine doesn't rumble enough.

It all depends on what the trade off is.
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Probably sounds like crap.
oh for sure I wouldn't doubt that. There hasn't been any three cylinder engine in the world that has impressed me with it's voice. I don't think this one would be any different.
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I would definitely try one out. I'd be interested to hear what the mileage is on these engines. As long as the car has good acceleration and handling and such, I can't be too upset if the engine doesn't rumble enough.

It all depends on what the trade off is.
Definitely something to consider if the price of gas sky rockets out of control. The only trade I can see at the moment is the tone or sound this 1.5L 3 cylinder makes.
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