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      07-11-2019, 12:12 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by kyrix1st View Post
Days of offering DTM/F1 inspired engines with exotic powertrains are gone.
Ironically, now that DTM has pivoted to turbocharged four cylinder engines, it is perhaps the perfect time to capitalize with a P48-based PHEV.

Sure, the Vision M NEXT (sans the paint-by-number motif) is at least a step in the right direction toward an electrified flagship that has some excitement. But even with 600hp, it feels like it would be something of an also-ran by the time it reaches the market. If they start with a slightly toned-down P48 for the combustion side they can take it a step further yet. And while I understand they were trying to echo the M1 with the exterior direction, I think that something more a long the lines of the 3.0 CSL Hommage (particularly the R version) would provide a better link to the homologated racing BMWs of the past.