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Old 01-30-2005, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by atyclb
okay, I meant a meaningful number from a consumer/driver's standpoint
It *should* translate into a sales-winning differentiator of some sort ("if we can do this with the engine, think what we can do with the rest of the car!"), since this kind of engineering doesn't come cheap - and therefore cannot compete on cost. 100 bhp/litre was a winning formula for the old E36 M3, and various Hondas in recent years. Unfortuntely it doesn't always translate accurately, and stuff blows up now and again .
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