inside high-level source at BMW cited saying they are entering the forced induction realm... most likely being entered at the next geneva auto show. badged a 335i, will be a 350hp twin turbo 6 cyclinder monster. with this information, surely the new V8 M3 will now be packing ~450hp to separate the gap from the 335i and the M3.... this jump will more than likely cause the price for the M3 to jump from 50k (currently) to ~70 thousand for the new E90 M3. :shock:
if all this holds true, i may have to trade my M3 in for the twin turbo 3 series in about 3 years. :wink:
many bimmerphiles are not pleased about this since BMW, aside from 2 former models that offered a turbo, has stayed away from forced induction. they have set their pride on power coming from ALL MOTOR, ie: McLaren F1.
i think that as long as they leave the Motorsport division naturally aspirated, it would be ok in my opinion.