In Reply to: Re: it will have at least 220hp (eom) posted by BMW 5er Man on August 11, 1999 at 16:59:48:
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: 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.
Are you sure? In the past BMW kept the 528 to 193 bhp and that goes for Audi 2.8 engines too. Reason? Something to do with the tax law or some government law where cars having more then 193bhp is on a higher tax. Don't quote me on this though. I am not 100% sure. However if this was the case, I doubt BMW would want to change the bhp for that model. Or would they? If they did then my V8 535 E39 would be deleted for sure. Why would anyone want to buy a V8 engine with 235bhp and 234poundfeet torque when the 6inline model has almost the same power output. Minus the extra weight a V8 carries and the better fuel comsumption a 6 cylinder engine gives, I personally would go for the 6 inline engine anyday.