replied to the thread The 2014 F80 M3 leaks early - High resolution pictures and ordering guide
" ^ Yeah, I get why it could/will be efficient, just didn't think it could possibly be that efficient. It's remarkable if it's accurate to have a 425 HP engine and ~400 ft-lb of torque mated to that efficiency is all I meant.
Regarding the turbochargers + market, yeah that's probably true. The thing that isn't good about this, is that for a true track car, you want the aspects of the S motor of the past. High revving, constant torque, static (or very close) heat properties, engine response, dethrottling, etc. - all of those components are "ideal" for a race car to assist the driver with balancing the chassis/control into + out of corners...
The next gen M3/4 will allow for "pre-spooling" to get the response better than we see for other turbo cars, and will shut down cylinders during deceleration/gear changes to help with the dethrottling, but they are already saying it's going to be "for a period of time"... For guys who do track their cars, I am not sure what that means - and only time will tell; point is, it's nice to have an option until it can be done perfectly (like Porsche) - however, I understand why BMW isn't doing this (money). I think it's going to be a great car, but am curious how the engine really performs relative to what we have seen in the past...
Not to get off topic, as this can turn into a book with the pros and cons, just saying (like the electric stuff earlier) - I would prefer if it was released after getting everything dead nuts perfect. "
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