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Old 10-24-2017, 06:33 PM   #51
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I'm so glad they got rid of that amazing sounding V8 and put in a terrible sounding turbo six cylinder so they could vastly improve the fuel economy to ... 24MPG highway.
Don't get me started. But hey, torque.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:47 PM   #52
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Still have not seen one in person
I’m not an orange guy but this has red in it and in person it looks REALLY good ... it looks like a road trip is in order, you need to see this car in person.


Here is the dealer ...
https://habberstadbmwofhuntington.co...iAAEgKrlvD_BwE
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:15 PM   #53
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Don't get me started. But hey, torque.
Yes. turbocharged torque. You'll get it.... after this brief intermission.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:23 PM   #54
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Yes. turbocharged torque. You'll get it.... after this brief intermission.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:30 PM   #55
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Cute. But there is no appreciable turbo lag in either my 240 or my spouse’s 718s—just gobs of power when you want and need it. And it has nothing to do with gas consumption.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:45 PM   #56
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Cute. But there is no appreciable turbo lag in either my 240 or my spouse’s 718s—just gobs of power when you want and need it. And it has nothing to do with gas consumption.
A tiny amount of turbo lag doesn't bother me either actually. Despite liking manuals, I'm often lazy and don't downshift. Rolling on the throttle and having the power kick in is kind of fun.

Not that I have ever owned any cars with any actual power.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #57
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The modern M3/4's certainly offer a lot of material for ridicule, but lag is well controlled on the F8X. The gap from a performance driving enjoyment POV has never been bigger between an M and a non-M 3er.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:54 PM   #58
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I'm so glad they got rid of that amazing sounding V8 and put in a terrible sounding turbo six cylinder so they could vastly improve the fuel economy to ... 24MPG highway.
Well I was lucky to get 15mpg with that v8 with no torque
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:05 AM   #59
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I got 13mpg on the 987S and the 997TT and get 18mpg on the Miata.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:41 AM   #60
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Anyone considering fuel economy on an $80k car needs to have their head examined.
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