Originally Posted by Torque
Only thing I'm disappointed by is the fact that it's the engine they use in the SUVs, and the fact that it's only going to have 550hp ... you got damn Cadillac CTS thing that makes that now; BMW needs to step their game up and demolish everything. I'm thinking like a 6 liter twin turbo.
Yeah, that is a valid point. My guess is it's an attempt to keep production costs down and in some ways it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to build an entirely new motor when you already have something that's ridiculous enough as it is.
At the very least, BMW M division should retune the motor, possibly add more aggressive cams, and at the very least update it somewhat for use in the M5. I'm thinking an M5 that does 0-60 in under 4 seconds would be really nice.