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      02-20-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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BMW to design boats

Here's worth a read.
BMW designers make waves with new Intermarine 55 motoryachthttp://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/08/b...55-motoryacht/
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      02-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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Nice, I sold my boat in 2009 to buy some foreclosed homes. Now if the market would turn I could possibly buy a BMW boat. That is a little large for my liking but looks great, wonder if they will make a 1 series (smaller) type of boat. I wonder what motor drives it?
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      02-20-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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Motor? How about motors. Probably a pair of turbocharged diesel V-8's with about 350 HP each. Cummings and Cat are popular marine engines here in North America. For Europe, I have no idea. Those engines are not cheap, could be $40K each, or more. Usually intercooled to keep the salt water out of the block.
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Yes, I would need a 1 series boat too.
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I have a friend who has a boat powered by 3 lamborghini countach V-12s

I'd love to see BMW use their engines in boats. ///M V-8 powered boat anyone?
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off-topic but what part of Cincy are you from OP?
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Nice this would be interesting to see.
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BMW has made marine engines for many years.

http://www.bmwmarine.com/
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BMW has made marine engines for many years.

http://www.bmwmarine.com/
I actually never knew that. Learn something every day.

Btw the v8 from an M3 in a boat would suck.... it would suck wayyyy too much fuel and it doesnt have a ideal torque curve for marine applications... matter of fact there is no torque.
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I actually never knew that. Learn something every day.

Btw the v8 from an M3 in a boat would suck.... it would suck wayyyy too much fuel and it doesnt have a ideal torque curve for marine applications... matter of fact there is no torque.
It was more of a joke than anything. Lighten up
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looks really good inside.. I wonder how much it will be
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