I f BMW is going to offer a V-8 in the new M3, I wonder if a the 6
cylinder will still be an option.
I prefer the 6. I had a 540i and did not like the features I gave up
(i.e. rack and pinion steering) to drive a big heavy motor down the
If I run the numbers right, to get a V-8 into this country with gas
guzzler taxes on big motors, my guess this car would be starting at
around 65k out the door, over 70k for the convertible.
You are correct, but I believe there is also a tax on manufacturers
that import large V8 motors. Not sure if it is still in place. But just
look at the cost of a lexus with a v-8 compared to the es v6.
I think something is still going on to help America's auto mfr's
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