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      04-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by ATX78703 View Post
Question Scott: is it Confirmed that all M performance models will have hydraulic steering, like the _50d models do? Or is it a case by case basis?
I'm not Scott but I can tell you that M currently does not feel the EPS is up to par for them- does that mean that full on M cars will remain hydraulic and the M Performance line can differ I am not sure BUT....

they are designing most Performance models to accept xDrive which does not have EPS so I would imagine to save R&D they would develop one rack and that would be the hydraulic one.

In my talks with M engineers, they felt EPS sacrificed too much feel for the "limited efficiency gains" and they dod not approve. They did more with weight savings than the EPS did to save MPG. (for what it is worth).