There's your break.
There's your break.
'05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels, plus a couple more. Mustang dyno'd at 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ.
I would bet if camaro lt goes to 270 ford will follow suit with the mustang.
Meh, who cares. I have my SS. Once I get something as a daily driver to replace it, the modding shall begin and everything from a 318i to M3 shall be seeing nothing by my taillights and exhaust tips...
Again, where are you getting this? I think you just don't care to examine anything.Originally Posted by 70eldo
The 335i will have a 6 cyl engine, still. Period.
The 335i WILL have a turbo 6. The 328i WILL have the turbo 4. What is so hard to understand?Originally Posted by 70eldo
It's going to be a 6. It's too bad because an 8 would have been awesome.
If it doesnt get a V8 I will be getting a V wagon or more probably a E550 or a 300 srt8 when I trade my 120K V in.
Aside from what my instructor said, I'm guessing it won't. One of the selling points of the ATS with the 3.6 is a 50/50 weight balance. An 8 would hose that up and throw off the handling of the car. I can't blame you for getting a V wagon though. That's badass! When I was on track with one, being in a station wagon was the farthest thing from my mind when driving it.
It has nothing to do with balance. The LS V8s actually weigh less than a 3.6DI (LS3=350lbs, LLT=370 lbs, LFX probably a little lighter). What weighs more is the transmission and powertrain, but that's distributed along the length of the car. There is one simple reason why the ATS-V is going to get a turbo 6; because the M3, its target, is going to have one.
The M3 is not going to have a turbo V6; it's going to have a turbo I6. Huge difference.
No one said the M3 was going to have a turbo V6. We said "turbo 6."
Regardless, who cares. An inline 6 does not run on magic dust like BMW would have you believe. It's an internal combustion engine. Nothing more.
If no one cares about the difference between a turbo V6 and a turbo I6, why would the difference between a turbo I6 and a NA V8 be a problem? Your "one simple reason" doesn't really make sense.
The difference between an 6 and SBC is 60 years of V8 development, and 15 years of LS aftermarket .
a SBC V8 ATS would be an *instant* hot-rod sedan. One that would totally, and completly, take over the M3 for the younger tuner crowd.
an I6/V6 would sort of just 'be keeping up with the Germans' so to speak(even though the B8 RS4 has a 4.2).
The CTS-V is a perfect example of this. Both generations *easily* eclipsing the aftermarket support of any german super sedan, and they are freaking tweaner cars!
You're also considering the implied reliability of an established platform (the SBC) and the linear powerband a N/A engine provides.
There's also the noise consideration...
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