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    I dont know why is everyone so upset. BMW changed to a V8 for the e92 M3. The I6 has been gone for a while now...

    There is no problem with a TT V6. The GTR is TT V6 and it rapes
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    I dont know why is everyone so upset. BMW changed to a V8 for the e92 M3. The I6 has been gone for a while now...

    There is no problem with a TT V6. The GTR is TT V6 and it rapes
    Because an I6 is traditionally BMW. If they do a 6 cylinder it should be an I6. They stayed away from the V6 for a reason.

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    Because an I6 is traditionally BMW. If they do a 6 cylinder it should be an I6. They stayed away from the V6 for a reason.
    They broke the tradition with the S65...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    BMW needs something else on top of M. Like what Black Series is to AMG.
    yes...yet maybe a little closer to how porsche does RS models

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    What is BMW going to do with their racing programs if the M3 goes to a FI V6? For example what is ALMS regulations when it comes to GT2? There isn't any manufacturers running FI in GT2.

    They can't make a limited model like they did with the E46 GTR V8. The rules do not permit it, road car must have 100 units and 1,000 engines produced.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    They broke the tradition with the S65...
    No they didn't, the 6 cylinders were still I6's.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    What is BMW going to do with their racing programs if the M3 goes to a FI V6? For example what is ALMS regulations when it comes to GT2? There isn't any manufacturers running FI in GT2.

    They can't make a limited model like they did with the E46 GTR V8. The rules do not permit it, road car must have 100 units and 1,000 engines produced.
    A very good question, we don't know. They might just drop it like they did back in 2002 and how they left F1.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    A very good question, we don't know. They might just drop it like they did back in 2002 and how they left F1.
    My thoughts exactly.

    I think them announcing they are joining DTM, was to save face in the future when they leave Le Mans racing.

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    Here are the IMSA ALMS GT2 regulations: http://www.imsaracing.net/2010/alms/...lmgt2_2010.pdf

    It just seems like a whole lot more work to race FI in the GT2 class, most likely why no one is doing it. I just don't see BMW doing it in the future.

    They will either drop out of Le Mans racing..... Or build a 100 unit F30 M3 w/ the S65...... Or build a Z4 M coupe with the S65 and go racing with that.

    My guess is they go DTM racing and drop out of endurance racing.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    I think them announcing they are joining DTM, was to save face in the future when they leave Le Mans racing.
    I didn't think of that... you may be on to something.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Or build a Z4 M coupe with the S65 and go racing with that.
    They already have that, but it doesn't meet the production qualifications.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They already have that, but it doesn't meet the production qualifications.
    Yeah, but I was talking more of road car version.

    It seems like they should use the S65 in more than one car, like the S54.

    Maybe a swan song for the S65, in the late E9x M3 years. Stuff it in a new Z4M Coupe, produce it for a couple years before the new M3 comes. Then they can continue to race in Le Mans (since like you said they already have the race car).

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    It seems like they should use the S65 in more than one car, like the S54.
    Totally agree, a new Z4 M with the S65 would be.... it would awesome. Make it a coupe like the Black Series SL to lighten it and make a hardcore car for once. BMW has turned into a bunch of hippie pussies though.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Maybe a swan song for the S65, in the late E9x M3 years. Stuff it in a new Z4M Coupe, produce it for a couple years before the new M3 comes. Then they can continue to race in Le Mans (since like you said they already have the race car).
    I'm all for this... but they will likely just up the boost on the N54 or N55 and slap an M badge on it charging $15k more for the honor.

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