Aero plus 8 with a couple of cylinders missing and a fan to make up for it, must make Peter J and the others happy their cars can only firm up in value
They may firm up the value, but that is unimportant unless I want to sell.
Don't know yet
I will try one before making any decisions:
I know what the engine is like as I have the same BMW B58 straight 6 in the M140, .
It has a couple of advantages over Plus 8: peak torque from low revs and instant throttle response.
Power: 250 kW (335 hp) at 5,500–6,500 rpm
Torque: 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,380–5,200 rpm
Assuming it has the same 8 speed gearbox as the M140 and the new chassis is as stiff as Aero platform, it could well be a better drive.
The M140 weighs 1500kg, it is the sort of car that demands some driver skill: it has a lively back end and even with traction control it is easy to lose traction with a heavy right foot. I'm assuming the Mog will have better developed suspension than the 1 series but no traction control and will be lighter than the M140.
So like the +8 it will be "interesting"
The BIG question is the name!
With a turbo Straight 6 I go for one of the following:
Plus 6 is logical as it fits into +4 and +8
We shall see.
Also, will there be a "modern (Aero like) body as well?