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Old 04-04-2004, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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iv seen it so many places, they say its a V6. i mean it just makes them seem like morons if you ask me.
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because people understand that a v6 means a 6 cylinder engine. They dont relize that the v represents a 45 or so degree angle in the alignment of pistons. When you say an L6 to a person they would never think of a engine. However you say v6 and thats immediatly the first thing a person thinks of. And all that deduction comes from 2 arbitrary digits.
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^^ i agree with fox. not everybody understands BMW's like we do.
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I just dont understand how a website shown in the picture doesn't know it... they are trying to tell you about the car, and they give you misleading info.
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Perhaps you missed what I wrote.

Besides its not misleading, if someone that is a racing enthusiast doesnt know that bmw doesnt use a split engine design they shouldnt own a bmw anyway.
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Torque, I agree with you. When I read a 'reputable' car website, I EXPECT it to have accurate information. Saying a car has a V6 when in fact it has an inline six is just plain innacurate - no matter what the underlying motive is. There is NO excuse.

In this case, I actually think that the author is just as uninformed as his intended audience. I have serious doubts that the auhor purposely used "v6" for the benefit of the uninformed masses. If you need to "dumb" things down, just say "6 cylinder models" insted of "V6" models. Don't say that a car has something that it does NOT. It erodes your credibility.
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