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      02-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #106
clarence
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Originally Posted by Ron Scott View Post
Still can't get my head around buying a new 4-cyl engine in a bimmer.
Why not? Most of BMW's motor racing heritage (& success) come from 4 cyl motors. Whether it's the dominant F2 motor, to the most powerful ever F1 engine (according to BMW Motorsport's then boss, it's so powerful it can destroy the test bench), to the all conquering S14 engine, they're all based on the M10 4-cyl block. In recent years, BMW won successive WTCC titles with the N45 engine.