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08-07-2013 01:32 PM
Cologero This new alternative for sure isn't cheap I mean making that much horsepower from such a small displacement is huge. It is something to consider but the price could drive me away from this one.
08-07-2013 01:29 PM
M4S
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Originally Posted by Forget Me Now View Post
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.
08-07-2013 01:27 PM
Beemer-Bammer
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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.
08-06-2013 04:20 PM
Forget Me Now 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.
08-02-2013 01:53 PM
cfrp
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Originally Posted by Cologero View Post
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.



08-02-2013 11:45 AM
Beemer-Bammer 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?
08-02-2013 11:42 AM
Cologero 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.
08-02-2013 11:39 AM
M4S 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.
08-02-2013 11:37 AM
Marachi 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
07-29-2013 06:41 PM
cfrp 310hp out of a 3 cylinder engine? That is a lot of boost.



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