quote: On the other hand, large displacement 4 cylinders can be efficient but I agree they aren't very smooth.
quote: I'm pretty sure this isn't true any more. It used to be that way.
quote: In my opinion, I think a 1.5-2.0L turbocharged inline 6 engine would be sweetness as it would provide the smoothness and balance of a V8 with the fuel economy of a 4 cylinder engine.
quote: Looking at the big picture here, we have 3.5l V6s that put out the same or even more than their old larger V8s did. Who needs a V8?
quote: BMW is putting out some insanely impressive numbers. 240HP 23/27/34
quote: I used to think there is no replacement for displacement. But a super light car, that handles well, with a responsive throttle, is WAY better than a heavy V8 powered lead sled. I also could really give a fig about "smoothness" if I need to pay double gas price for that benefit. I'll stick to my "underpowered" subarus thanks.