In Reply to: it will have at least 220hp (eom) posted by Bruce on August 11, 1999 at 11:55:39:
You originally said that BMW's 3.0L I6 will put out 210 horsepower. Now you are saying 220. 220 horsepower sounds more realistic. My guess is that the torque rating will be at least 230 pounds/feet. The competitors 6 cylinder engines (some have an I6, some have a V6) put out this much horsepower and torque. In order for the 3.0L I6 to be just as or slightly more fuel efficient that the 2.8L I6, the 3.0L would have to be all aluminum like BMW's V8 and V12 engines. Oh, the 5 speed manual transmission will be standard and the 5 speed stepronic automatic will be a $1,275 option. Just my $0.10 worth.