In Reply to: Re: an M7? posted by Bump on December 27, 2000 at 07:48:21:
The powerplant was developed exclusively for the MCClaren (spell?) F1, whose cost was about $1M. BMW retained the rights and when the F1 went out of production they used it in the LMRs to win LeMans. I've read somewhere that it costs over $250K to produce each powerplant, so there is no way it will make it to regular production.
The X5 LeMans was described in some mag (I forget which) as a rolling power play!!!
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