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re: vr6 and bmw v8's

folks, some more info for the debate...

according to "car" mag, porsche/ford/vw is to release a sporty minivan (sigh)
based around a turbo'ed vr6...

the bmw v8's have had major difficulties in the usa because the high sulphur
content of the petrol over there causes the nickel silicate linings of the
cylinder walls to disappear.  result is a major engine seizure obviously.


re: audi v8,

while loosely based on the earlier unit, it's a completely fresh design, or so
i've been told.  a great unit with nothing to fear from the likes of bmw, lexus
or mercedes.  i like the way in which audi made it produce just more hp than
the competition.