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      11-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #46
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I think that if BMW is to issue a legit ///M stand-alone supercar, it should use the M5's twin-turbo 4.4L V8 tweaked to at least 620ps and massively focus on weight reduction... which is not a done deal at all, I was checking the weight of the "ground-breaking" i8 concept, extensively using carbon fiber and a tiny engine - still 1480 Kg which is quite puzzling. The M10 should match the MP4-12C performance-wise.

BMW definitely has the engineering proficiency to also make an M12 hypercar using its twin-turbo 6.0L V12 at around 850ps in order to rival Ferrari and Lamborghini, but it probably wouldn't sell due to a very high selling price for a brand lacking this much prestige.

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