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Old 05-10-2009, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BMW Working on Their Answer to the Geo Metro?

There aren’t that many 3 cylinders on the market right now. Fact is, if you think of 3 cylinder engines, you’re probably thinking of the old, discontinued Geo Metro. Now it looks like BMW is willing to try to reinvent the image of the 3 cylinder, though it’s debatable if they will offer the engine [...]Related posts:
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do want! But it won't fit my whole family
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Serious power from a tiny engine. It seems to me like BMW doesn't really do things wrong, so this will be interesting to see.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My guess is its turbocharged.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wonder is it will be well balanced or not.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Take a Metro and multiply all the costs of ownership- purchase, parts, service, tabs, insurance, etc.- by 3x or so, and presto! there ya have it.
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I thought that was the smart!

I'm eager to see the new 3 cyl engine. It sure is packing much for its size.
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Hmm, it sounds like a modified engine from one of their bikes?

High revving, high bhp, relatively economical..
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The 1-series is 3252 lbs. The Metro was 1832 lbs. It seems like comparing a firefly to a tank. The engine sounds like an M52 engine (a straight-6) cut in half and updated for more rated power output.

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