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Old 01-30-2005, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Fifty_Cent
well, i is again a meaningful number isnt it? I mean, you want a normal aspirated car, and say, you want a "true roadster" convertible.

You have(new and used)

Z3 1.9is, 140 hp, 73.68bhp per l
Z4 2.2i, 170 hp, 77.27 bhp per l
S2000(Honda), 240 hp, 120bhp per l

Now tell me, which is the most technologically advanced engine????

Of course it has a point, to all the fanatics.
In 1992 BMW was making the 1.8 litre engine with 140 bhp, producing 78 bhp/litre and 72 bhp/torque. For an engine revving to only 6,500 rpm, this was very respectable. It was also 13 years ago. I have no doubt that in 13 years' time we will be looking at the S2000's 120 bhp/litre and thinking "ha, those old-fashioned turn-of-the-millennium types. I bet they thought they were something really special".
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