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      07-21-2018, 01:50 PM   #23
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This will very much be an inevitable direction long term, in part due to a governmentís perception that electricity is better. Studies are still far from conclusive based on life-cycle considerations.

Our (positive) experience will very much depend on the level of electrification and the technology employed. At the core can still be a pure M car complemented with the positive properties of electric motors.
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This will very much be an inevitable direction long term, in part due to a governmentís perception that electricity is better. Studies are still far from conclusive based on life-cycle considerations.

Our (positive) experience will very much depend on the level of electrification and the technology employed. At the core can still be a pure M car complemented with the positive properties of electric motors.
Part of the M experience is the noise. Just like AMG.
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      07-21-2018, 05:12 PM   #25
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Yeah because everyone races on Le Mans every day right? lol :P
well it'd also be ridiculous to assume that a hybrid m-car would in any way resemble a prius. my point is that we don't need to get all worked up about hybrid technology when clearly it can perform at the highest levels.
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ICE engine sound combined with electric motor instant torque from 0 RPM and fuel economy savings? Sign me up.
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We can only hope a hybrid setup would allow the return of high-revving naturally aspirated engines a la Porsche 918 Spyder (9150 RPM 4.6L V8).
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      07-22-2018, 10:34 AM   #28
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Bad news for aftermarket parts business.
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Bad news for aftermarket parts business.
Not if you are an electrical component business.
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      07-22-2018, 02:00 PM   #30
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Bad news for aftermarket parts business.
Didnít even think if that. Goodbye aftermarket exhausts, downpipes, intakes...
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Didnít even think if that. Goodbye aftermarket exhausts, downpipes, intakes...
Akrapovic will be selling titanium speaker sets to mount in the rear bumper
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      07-22-2018, 03:13 PM   #32
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Yeah and I'll be creating high quality recordings of Mezger flat-6 engines, Shelby flat-plane crank V8's, Lamborghini and AM V12's and selling them together with loudspeakers and suction cups.

None of you fuckers steal my idea! Running to the patent office now...
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Akrapovic will be selling titanium speaker sets to mount in the rear bumper
Knowing BMW, itís going to be an option to upgrade the engine noise.

ZFE Fake Exhaust Package -$4,300

-B&O 1,700 amp speaker in the trunk provides the driver with best sounding
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