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Old 12-09-2011, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by d geek View Post
Now I understand. I thought you were complaining about the current BMW diesel designs, which are head and shoulders better than they ever were before in terms of power, responsiveness, economy, and emissions.

As far as gassers go, whats not to like about better power and economy that are available with turbocharged vehicles? It appears that all automakers who are concerned about both aspects have turned to turbocharging. This indicates that they've gone as far as they can with injection systems and variable valve timing. Turbocharging is the most practical means available to them for mass produced vehicles.
Because BMW never used turbo gas motors even though they had the engineering and r&d in place from turbo diesels, they still never did a turbo gas motor until the mid 2000's. Also, a turbocharger is great, but they consume more oil, use more fuel if you drive aggressively, plus there are more components that can fail, and what are BMW components good at doing? Eventually failing.
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