Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > General BMW

General BMW
Use this forum to talk about general BMW news/stories and to chat with fellow enthusiasts about the direction that BMW is going in for their cars and/or motorcycles!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-06-2013, 12:26 AM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
straight 6 production end??

anyone know when bmw is stopping production of the straight 6 and replacing it with 4 and 6 cylinders turbos ?

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:33 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,368
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
It already happened.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 AM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
ah i see so getting one in a 128i id have to go back to 2013 and before right?

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:30 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,368
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr29 View Post
ah i see so getting one in a 128i id have to go back to 2013 and before right?

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
My mistake, the 128i and the 328i coupe still have the N52 16 naturally aspirated engines. Otherwise everything else is at turbo 4, 6 or 8.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:25 PM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
My mistake, the 128i and the 328i coupe still have the N52 16 naturally aspirated engines. Otherwise everything else is at turbo 4, 6 or 8.

Tim
thanks

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,368
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
You're welcome. Both the 128i and 328i coupe are at the end of their life cycles so BMW hasn't invested in upgrading the engine. As far as I know (before I stick my foot in my mouth again) those are the last two NA engines BMW offers.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:58 PM
Tom K. Tom K. is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,560
Mein Auto: '07 328iT.'13 Boxster
Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
You're welcome. Both the 128i and 328i coupe are at the end of their life cycles so BMW hasn't invested in upgrading the engine. As far as I know (before I stick my foot in my mouth again) those are the last two NA engines BMW offers.

Tim
Having owned both a 128i and 328i, I agree it is a wonderful motor. But the 135i/335i/535i motor is still a "straight six" as the BMW turbo has not resulted in a switch to either a V6 or a boxer 6 configuration.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-06-2013, 02:17 PM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
thanks for the info fellas i knew it was nearing the production so wanted to map out how long i had before they disappeared and wanted to make sure i didn't mess any changes

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-15-2013, 08:02 AM
Vanos4:12PM's Avatar
Vanos4:12PM Vanos4:12PM is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: nashville, TN
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,590
Mein Auto: 2011 328 Saloon
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr29 View Post
thanks for the info fellas i knew it was nearing the production so wanted to map out how long i had before they disappeared and wanted to make sure i didn't mess any changes

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App

Hence why I'm keeping my 2011 e90 last of the saloon's naturally aspirated silky smooth inline six for a loooooooong time. I honestly don't know if I will ever sell it. I have twin boys that will eventually drive it several years down the road from now. I really think the inline 6 represents the heart and soul of a BMW.

A little off topic but anyone catch the Dec Roundel issue where that 83 year man still has his 1968 2800CS I think it was. With over 425,000 miles and the car still looks showroom. I think that is very cool to keep a car that long and take pride in it.
__________________
2011 328i Sedan/6sp mt/Jet Black/Black/Dark Walnut/ZSP/ZPP/Htd seats/steering wheel/rear shades/HK/Sat radio
1997 328i - gone "my first love"
BMWCCA # 367299

ED - 5.14.10
ED Drop off - 5.22.10
Car arrived in Brunswick, GA - 6.21.10
Released from Customs - 6.25.10
PCD Redelivery - 7.12.10

Picking up the car at the Welt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Ulzi58u6I
My 140MPH A92 run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRej5VEQpmc



ED May 14, 2010

Last edited by Vanos4:12PM; 02-15-2013 at 08:04 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-15-2013, 09:32 AM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanos4:12PM View Post
Hence why I'm keeping my 2011 e90 last of the saloon's naturally aspirated silky smooth inline six for a loooooooong time. I honestly don't know if I will ever sell it. I have twin boys that will eventually drive it several years down the road from now. I really think the inline 6 represents the heart and soul of a BMW.

A little off topic but anyone catch the Dec Roundel issue where that 83 year man still has his 1968 2800CS I think it was. With over 425,000 miles and the car still looks showroom. I think that is very cool to keep a car that long and take pride in it.
i agree very sad to see it go away but as they say all good things must come to an end and i agree once i get one i can't see any reason to get rid of it as it will become part of BMW history

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-15-2013, 10:17 AM
cruise_bone's Avatar
cruise_bone cruise_bone is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Atlanta
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,563
Mein Auto: 328i M-sport Coupe
I love my Engine. It sounds so sweet and revs so smoothly I may have to keep it forever. I want the new 328d xdrive and will need to think hard if I want to sell my 328i or keep two 3 series in the garage.
__________________
2010 328i M-Sport Coupe
TitanSilber|Jade|Manual|Premium|Sat|Auto high-beams|iPod|Heated Seats
Euro Delivery - October 20, 2009
PCD - December 16, 2009

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-16-2013, 06:24 PM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
Quote:
Originally Posted by cruise_bone View Post
I love my Engine. It sounds so sweet and revs so smoothly I may have to keep it forever. I want the new 328d xdrive and will need to think hard if I want to sell my 328i or keep two 3 series in the garage.
i like the 328 it would be my second choice in terms of. buying

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-16-2013, 06:38 PM
kmorgan_260 kmorgan_260 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Salem, WV
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 749
Mein Auto: 1997 528i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanos4:12PM View Post
I really think the inline 6 represents the heart and soul of a BMW..
Just to clarify, the turbo 6 (n54, n55) is still an inline 6.
__________________

94 318I (Daughter's car), 96 740IL(current project), 97 528I(DD), 07 335I(Son's car)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-16-2013, 08:48 PM
tturedraider's Avatar
tturedraider tturedraider is offline
Freedom isn't free!!
Location: Chicago, north shore (via Tennessee & Texas)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 14,828
Mein Auto: '06 Sonora/Beige 330i :-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmorgan_260 View Post
Just to clarify, the turbo 6 (n54, n55) is still an inline 6.
Thank you!
__________________

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- Geo. Orwell

2006 330i Sonora w/ ActiveAutoWerke flash tune :-)
2004 330i ZHP Imola/NB - missed
2000 328i TiAg - gone but not forgotten

BMW CCA member #388003 - www.bmwcca.org Use me as a referral, you could win a one day ///M Driving School!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-19-2013, 06:07 PM
domyalex domyalex is offline
Registered User
Location: Vancouver, BC
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: '09 328 xDrive
Exactly my point of view; test drove an F30 but

1) no 6sp offered for the F30 328 xDrive
2) I4 turbo sounds more like a sewing machine.

Both deal breakers for me; on the upside I now enjoy my E90 so much more!




Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanos4:12PM View Post
Hence why I'm keeping my 2011 e90 last of the saloon's naturally aspirated silky smooth inline six for a loooooooong time. I honestly don't know if I will ever sell it. I have twin boys that will eventually drive it several years down the road from now. I really think the inline 6 represents the heart and soul of a BMW.

A little off topic but anyone catch the Dec Roundel issue where that 83 year man still has his 1968 2800CS I think it was. With over 425,000 miles and the car still looks showroom. I think that is very cool to keep a car that long and take pride in it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > General BMW
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms