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Old 11-29-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dominoaz View Post
Maybe I'm just too enamored with the BMW six and it's long and glorius history, but I just can't get past a $60K BMW 5-series with four cylinders. On top of that, the horsepower is miserly. Little Korean crossovers offer 280 turbo HP. My gearhead friends would laugh me out of the group if I showed up with a I-four Fiver. While there is no accounting for what the public will accept, I personally feel that BMW is killing off a significant portion of its buyers. When combined with continued threats in build quality and performance from other, far less expensive competitors, BMW really needs to watch its back. I'm on my sixth BMW, but my eyes are starting to stray...
I agree. But, where are you're eyes straying? Jag? Merc? Infiniti? Lexus? RWD Hyundai? Something not RWD?

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Originally Posted by wildvlad View Post
Korean horses tend to be smaller, much smaller (due to lower torque and narrow range on high RPMs where it achieved).
There's an "old" saying, "BMW horses are stronger than others' horses."
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