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#548888 - 19/12/18 10:31 AM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Peter J]
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#548904 - 19/12/18 11:15 AM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Stewart S]
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Originally Posted By Stewart S
The noise at the end of the video definitely sounded like .... ..... .... er, ...an engine

Petrol is my guess ooo


My money is on this...
BMW are updating the 3 Series, the top spec one will be an M340i, with a new 3.0 straight six, 370bhp engine, six speed manual or eight auto
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#548909 - 19/12/18 11:38 AM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: CooperMan]
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Originally Posted By CooperMan
Originally Posted By Stewart S
The noise at the end of the video definitely sounded like .... ..... .... er, ...an engine

Petrol is my guess ooo


My money is on this...
BMW are updating the 3 Series, the top spec one will be an M340i, with a new 3.0 straight six, 370bhp engine, six speed manual or eight auto


That would be the perfect engine! Enough power, ok....no V8 but great sound too.
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#548911 - 19/12/18 11:53 AM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Peter J]
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Also a little room for computer based tweaking once out of warranty. Or even use of the M3 engine in a hot GTN model.
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#548940 - 19/12/18 04:24 PM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Peter J]
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My blue 1968 family Mercedes sedan is a 2.3 straight six with just 120 HP. But her genes come from the gullwing engine, with aluminum head already at that time. The sound is fantastic, really more beautiful than a V6. No V8 sound, but with its own charm and very very silky and rev willing.
I must honestly admit that the V8 in our old 450SL sometimes gets on my nerves. The bubbling can also be annoying on long distances.

A straight 6 BMW engine in the Morgan could be very interesting if it's not too expensive (and if you are allowed to drive in at least another 10 years).

I have to be quiet so that my beloved 4/4 doesn't hear that...and my wife better also doesn't hear or read it... shades

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#549014 - 19/12/18 09:49 PM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Peter J]
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The RB26DETT in my old Skyline 33 sounded utterly wonderful as it rev'd out. I do like a V8 but if a BMW IL-6 is the only option then it's a decent one.


Edited by Alistair (19/12/18 09:50 PM)
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#549251 - 20/12/18 11:24 PM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Peter J]
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#549256 - 21/12/18 07:05 AM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Aeroman]
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Originally Posted By Aeroman


Looks like my Plus 8’s are keepers!


Absolutely... Tarka is with us for the long haul. Simply fun to drive.

(When I feel like frightening myself the M140 is perfect)
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#549444 - 21/12/18 08:07 PM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
The RB26DETT in my old Skyline 33 sounded utterly wonderful as it rev'd out. I do like a V8 but if a BMW IL-6 is the only option then it's a decent one.

Let’s hope it’s a decent one out of the BMW IL6 stable. All are good - just some are better than others.
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#549682 - 22/12/18 07:48 PM Re: Good Bye V8...Hello "Something" [Re: Peter J]
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By Aeroman


Looks like my Plus 8’s are keepers!


Absolutely... Tarka is with us for the long haul. Simply fun to drive.

(When I feel like frightening myself the M140 is perfect)





I have yet to see/hear /enjoy anything that comes close to a new plus 8 !!!!! Especially with side pipes , that sound puts even TVR's on their mettle !
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