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Andy C

BMW 150d

http://www.carscoops.com/2015/11/...-150d-crams-m50ds-engine.html?m=1

I love the idea of this !
JohnC

What a tyre shredding monster that would be. Acceleration would be fantastic once rolling.
PhilD

JohnC wrote:
What a tyre shredding monster that would be.


because the wheels are too big for the arches?  
Martin

Make mine an xdrive without the bodykit please.  

No, scrub that, just make the M550d X Drive Touring version of the next 5 series available in the UK!
Big Blue

Make mine an M135i
Nice Guy Eddie

Big Blue wrote:
Make mine an M135i


+1

I don't get this at all
Martin

That's really easy as it already exists!

Thinking about it, I'm not sure I would have an M550d as it's a lot more expensive than the 535d (in Germany) for a bit more performance and broadly the same spec.  I'd rather spend the extra on an M5, but even then, I'm not convinced as I'm not sure how often I'd be able to use the extra performance.  

So on reflection, I'd rather spend the M550d money on a nicely equipped lightly used 991.  
Alf McQueef

Martin wrote:
That's really easy as it already exists!

Thinking about it, I'm not sure I would have an M550d as it's a lot more expensive than the 535d (in Germany) for a bit more performance and broadly the same spec.  I'd rather spend the extra on an M5, but even then, I'm not convinced as I'm not sure how often I'd be able to use the extra performance.  

So on reflection, I'd rather spend the M550d money on a nicely equipped lightly used 991.  


Quite right - it would not be usefully better than a 535d, and personally I'd far rather a 535d than a 150d, which would just spin like a top!!
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

That's quite restrained by Schnitzer standards, though they'll take some forgiving for their abominable chavving up of the i8.
Blarno

The answer to why it has been done is simple:

Because it can be done.

More power to them, that is mental.
Grampa

Blarno wrote:
The answer to why it has been done is simple:

Because it can be done.

More power to them, that is mental.


Racing Teatray

It seems an expensive way to go very slightly faster than an M135i.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Hmmm... just been reading the back pages of a recent Autocar where they re-visit their test drive of Tom Walkinshaw's old DB7 that had a V12 engine fitted to it as a "special project" which he then drove regularly (whereas the standard cars only had a V8)
Martin

Didn't the DB7 have a supercharged V6 initially, then a V12 later in its life?
Scouse

Supercharged straight six shared with Jaguar's XJR initially, then the Cosworth V12 later. Walkinshaw's DB7 was fitted with a Jaguar V12 bored out to 6.4ltr and given 4 valve heads.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...itter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

So. Much. Want.
Scouse

danged double post
Alf McQueef

The late model V12 DB7's are quite interesting, I expect they have jumped in price but were good value not long ago...
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Racing Teatray wrote:
It seems an expensive way to go very slightly faster than an M135i.

There is that ... especially as 400 bhp in an M135i is just a chip away.
Blarno

It won't have 600 lb/ft of torque though.
PhilD

Alf McQueef wrote:
The late model V12 DB7's are quite interesting, I expect they have jumped in price but were good value not long ago...


Neighbour used to have a V12 and it sounded glorious. Late model GT would be nice, but running costs would be pretty high I imagine and I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that the V12 is such a tight fit that any work is problematic (i.e. costly). DB9 was also a big leap forward for AM in many ways, though I think the DB7 is a better looking car.
Big Blue

Blarno wrote:
It won't have 600 lb/ft of torque though.


But it will have tyres!

And won't sound like the local station cab.
Sav

Big Blue wrote:
Blarno wrote:
It won't have 600 lb/ft of torque though.


And won't sound like the local station cab.


Indeed. The concept of this doesn't appeal to me, even though it's mighty impressive with what they've produced. If you've got the money for such a performance car, I'm sure you can afford the extra fuel that a petrol equivalent would require. Buy a 116d if fuel consumption is a great concern. I agree with others that the M550d makes greater sense, somehow a super fast diesel hatchback isn't appealing at all.

This will surely be close to or exceed the amount that an M2 will cost, no contest for me. If a hatchback is a must, the M135i would be my choice as well.
Roadsterstu

The performance figures sound exciting but I'm not quite so enthusiastic about how it might sound and a narrow ish power band.
JohnC

Roadsterstu wrote:
The performance figures sound exciting but I'm not quite so enthusiastic about how it might sound and a narrow ish power band.


No such thing as a narrow power band on the 3 litre diesel - just the constant shove in the back that is so strong you can't help smiling.

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