In Reply to: That explanation is a pile of crap... posted by Brian Y. on March 10, 2002 at 12:47:46:
EVERY BMW I have owned over the past 20 years have consumed more oil on average than any Porsche or MBZ I've owned over the same period of time. The excuse of BMW engines being "race bred" as the reason for their high oil consumption is laughable. Porsche engines can also use the "race bred" line and generally do not even come close to burning the amounts that my BMWs did. An example; all of my 911 based cars NEVER burned more than a quart every 1500-2000 miles, on or off the track and with up to 100k miles on the odometer.Yes, MBZ may not be as techically advanced as BMW, (aka overly complex and fragile)but for a car who's life will be mostly spent doing pedestrian work on public roads, I'll lean toward reliability with my horsepower, thank you. Regarding the V10 vs blown MBZ, I can just begin to imagine the mechanical bull$hit owners of the V10 will be going through and I look forward to hearing all the whining on this board. :-)
You guys want all the reliability of a Ford truck but can't handle the hassles that come with a "race bred" engine. I know for a fact that many of you have never owned and dealt with a REAL race built engine. I have, and for what you expect to get as far as performance, the maintenance is intensive, time consuming and very expensive. What are you going to do when the warranty expires, and you have to actually PAY to play??...Hilarious.