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      08-25-2020, 01:44 PM   #45
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Maybe that's the new M4 and bmw has been fooling us all along! 😛
It might as well be

They both are land yachts

I am hoping this car is all Electric
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BMW dont have the brains or heart to make a mid engine sports car. They are now gonna bend over to the gaudy Chinese market and focus on electrification for the rest of the brands life.
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BMW dont have the brains or heart to make a mid engine sports car. They are now gonna bend over to the gaudy Chinese market and focus on electrification for the rest of the brands life.
It's a domino effect

Disruption is already in play

BMW can either lead, follow, or get out of the way
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      08-25-2020, 02:49 PM   #48
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Nice to see one of you has been paying attention.
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The mule has been spotted on the Nürburgring

From 6:04

Sounds nice as well the P58 engine.. 😉

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It is interesting one report mentions it sounding different than other BMWs but it sounds exactly like the M3/M4 to me. This would indicate the P58 as mentioned earlier. Are my ears deceiving me or did anyone hear anything different?
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It is interesting one report mentions it sounding different than other BMWs but it sounds exactly like the M3/M4 to me. This would indicate the P58 as mentioned earlier. Are my ears deceiving me or did anyone hear anything different?
P58? Is this a tuned/modified B58 engine?
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The sloping nose & intercooler would preclude an obnoxiously HUGE, asymmetrical, immunocompromised grille.
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P58? Is this a tuned/modified B58 engine?
I'm assuming an S58 with a dry sump but I could be wrong
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I'm assuming an S58 with a dry sump but I could be wrong
A hybrid variation would be my guess
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My guess: twin-turbo V8 with Hybrid add-on.

Most likely a powertrain mule for consideration in the next-gen M5.
I'am with you. The X8M has repeatedly being announced with a hybrid drive. This is what CAR recently wrote:

The plug-in hybrid M5 will use the same powertrain as the upcoming X8 M, with a V8 petrol engine and e-motors totalling around 750bhp and 737lb ft of torque sent to all four wheels.
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It is interesting one report mentions it sounding different than other BMWs but it sounds exactly like the M3/M4 to me. This would indicate the P58 as mentioned earlier. Are my ears deceiving me or did anyone hear anything different?
It does sound different to the current S58.

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P58? Is this a tuned/modified B58 engine?
P58 is the Racing/Prototype version of the S58

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A hybrid variation would be my guess
It is a P3 MHEV.
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It does sound different to the current S58.
Didn't you say the M3/M4 will have a different version of what is available currently in the X3M and alpina versions? I'm just going comparing it to the M3 and M4s in that video which sound exactly the same from my laptop's speakers
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Didn't you say the M3/M4 will have a different version of what is available currently in the X3M and alpina versions? I'm just going comparing it to the M3 and M4s in that video which sound exactly the same from my laptop's speakers
The mule here has another version. It sounds different because TERS.
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So they let this (interesting) thing drive in the wild to distract us from m3/m4 grille bashing..

Nice try BMW..

*off to instagram for some expressive comments..*
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The mule here has another version. It sounds different because TERS.
What's TERS?
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The sloping nose & intercooler would preclude an obnoxiously HUGE, asymmetrical, immunocompromised grille.
Unless thatís the goal of moving the engine to the rear. The front end now can just be one gigantic grill covering from the ground to the windshield, unencumbered by the presence of an ENGINE.

Why was my previous post in this thread removed?
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The mule here has another version. It sounds different because TERS.
I am unfamiliar with TERS. Is it some sort of driveline mounted electric motor?
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The mule here has another version. It sounds different because TERS.
What's TERS?
Turbine Energy Recovery System (electric-compound turbochargers)
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Turbine Energy Recovery System (electric-compound turbochargers)
So this would work like the quad turbo system on M performance B57's except two the turbos are electric instead of exhaust driven?
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Unless thatís the goal of moving the engine to the rear. The front end now can just be one gigantic grill covering from the ground to the windshield, unencumbered by the presence of an ENGINE.

Why was my previous post in this thread removed?
There's no engine in the rear, that part has been debunked on page 1 I think.
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Looks exactly like an 8 series to me....the proportions would make it difficult for the car pictured to be mid engined. It's likely CSL or testing some future hybrid assist tech
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