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Old 08-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by arghx7 View Post
Ok. You go engineer a high revving naturally aspirated engine that meets emissions targets, output targets, and costs targets. Then get back to me.
Porsche 3.8 liter X51. 408 naturally aspirated H6 power.

Lamborghini/Audi 5.2 liter V10.

I am not an automotive power-train engineer, but others are.


BMW ///M division used to make statements about their engineering ideals, and how naturally aspirated high revving engines were their focus, and for real technical reasons. That isn't me talking, that was them, some time ago, now.

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Originally Posted by Autoweek
BMW's M division has always had a strict philosiphy for its M engines. Flexible, fast-revving and with racecar-like rev-limits, BMW's M engines really were racecar engines for the road.
Evidently they hold to that about as well as Subaru holds to All-AWD, All-the-time.
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