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Old 01-31-2008, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally, honesty in displacement naming schemes!!!


From the April 2008 issue of Bimmer magazine, page 4:

"The arrival of the X6, it should be noted, will coincide with the implementation of new model designations. Starting next year, the Federal government will require that any model identification that refers to displacement will have to refer to actual displacement, thus putting the kibbosh on the use of names like "335i" for cars with 3.0 liter engines."

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Old 02-01-2008, 05:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Will they recall all the chrome nameplates from previous years? Or send you a "0" in the mail to replace the "5"?
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wonder what theyll start calling it

330its?

330it?

It'll be hard because the euro market still has 330ti/330tis models which are the compact hatch models.

Or just start calling it the 330i turbo.

either way, good thing, but loses some of its panache
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If I didn't have DINAN 5 on the back of my car, my next choice would have been to manufacture a 544 badge, and my next choice would have been 520d :-)
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april 2008? damn nathaniel, i didnt know ur car could go back to the future

this is going on teh front page
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This is worrying news because the m30 is actually a 3.4 liter engine. Someone send me a 4 for my 534i.
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I don't see why the federal government cares. What I would do if I were BMW is that I would put out a press release that states that the first digit indicates series and that any trailing characters are used to differentiate trim levels without bearing any specific significance.

My guess is that BMW will just adopt the same nomenclature they are already using with the z4 and x3, where the base model 3-liter is indicated as 3.0i, while the more powerful one is a 3.0si
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so will the V8 M3 now turn into a M4?
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why would that be?
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Shahid is making reference to the 4 liter engine, but that doesn't apply, because the ///M cars have never had badging meant to identify engine displacement.
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Shahid is making reference to the 4 liter engine, but that doesn't apply, because the ///M cars have never had badging meant to identify engine displacement.
i know....

just wanted someone to get all worried
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This is worrying news because the m30 is actually a 3.4 liter engine. Someone send me a 4 for my 534i.
I don't care. My E30M30 is still going to be a "335i"
But that's probably because I'll go ahead and get the B35 head. Then turbo... so.. 335ist?
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they would call the e92 TT the 330tits
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um...so are they going back to the 70's and 80's and enforcing this? BMW and Mercedes have been doing this since the beginning of time...so i guess i have to re badge my E30 a 327es??

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This is worrying news because the m30 is actually a 3.4 liter engine. Someone send me a 4 for my 534i.
wrong..its a 3453cc engine...by every standard on earth that rounds up to 3.5...not down...
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fuck it, im rebadging my car a 32693es LOL...thats as specific as i can get...

for those who dont get it 2693 is the cubic centimeter displacement of my car...2693cc=2.7L
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