Mini News MINI's Three Cylinder Shown

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  1. Crashton

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    I'll always like MINIs too. Even if BMW makes something that is no longer a MINI I'll still love the ones they did make. :)
     
  2. Steve

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    This article is really about the new engine(s), not the car.

    BMW 1 Series with B38 three-cylinder engine (Autoblog.com)
    Article and pics here.
     
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    I'm liking the sound of this. Could be getting "S" performance with "justa" mpg. Win, win in my book. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     
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    "The first thing that became apparent is that BMW has been working hard on making this three-cylinder still sound like a Bimmer that BMW fans would happily buy instead of a cracking four-pot."

    Gawd..... I hope they aren't doing the sound through the radio speakers....:mad:
     
  5. Crashton

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    Don't worry guys at least you will only need to walnut blast 6 intake valves. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    That's funny.... I don't care who you are :lol:
     
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    I thought it said they were getting rid of that, so it would all types of fuel.

    Jim
     
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    Good catch Jim...
    Getting rid of the stratifying of the DI engine.... Should mean moving the injection out of the cylinder and back to the intake runners.... If that truly is part of the design of the new engines the intake valves will get a regular woarshing of dino mist.... Hope that's the case....
     
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    I loathe the speaker exhaust notes

    Just put a better Cat on the exhaust
     
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    Maybe the German version of SU carbonators.... I'm all for losing the DI stuff. :biggrin5:
     
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    I now the BMW motorcycle division (who is making the 3 banger) makes all the German Police bikes and those suckers are FAST. This could be a real good thing. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     

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