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      10-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #23
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      10-11-2010, 06:21 PM   #24
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LS power plant in BMW would be amazing, partnership will probably produce silly and not fun things though. I don't know why you guys rip on GM, they've been tearing up the turbo 6 world since the 80s.
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NO!

I'd rather see a partnership with Ford... They at least are making progress with their engine program and make things people want.
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Angry Embarrasing to say the least...

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great, can bmw partner with ford instead?
you have got to be flipping kidding me.

BMW to affiliate, especially on a publicly mentioned level is disgusting. There is a reason anyone with at least 1 working brain cell buys an import, regardless of which brand. BMW owners are distinguished consumers that don't accept garbage like the 3 Stooges have been making for the past 20 years.
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Oh NO!.... Im sorry but of all the US companys BMW should not consider a partnership with Government Motors.... last thing I want is Obama having a liber eco friendly say on performance engines.
Oh please! Take your crazy somewhere else, you tea party whack job.
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BMW already uses GM transmissions in the 328i automatic.

This happens all the time whether we know about it or not...
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GM makes rolling turds

bloated fat rolling turds. someone at bmw needs to be "retired"
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N54 corvette FTW.
I'd take an LS7 BMW instead.
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i hope this potential merger doesn't cheapen the brand of BMW.

don't care if GM has BMW engines (as w/ Saab), but i will move on if BMW starts incorporating GM.

BMW already uses GM transmissions.
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you have got to be flipping kidding me.

BMW to affiliate, especially on a publicly mentioned level is disgusting. There is a reason anyone with at least 1 working brain cell buys an import, regardless of which brand. BMW owners are distinguished consumers that don't accept garbage like the 3 Stooges have been making for the past 20 years.

All brand snobbery aside, Ford's been kicking butt lately.
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I hope this doesn't happen. :\
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N54 corvette FTW.
Thats stupid, N54's make less power than LS3,LS7 & LS9

LS3 3 Series would be badass.

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you have got to be flipping kidding me.

BMW to affiliate, especially on a publicly mentioned level is disgusting. There is a reason anyone with at least 1 working brain cell buys an import, regardless of which brand. BMW owners are distinguished consumers that don't accept garbage like the 3 Stooges have been making for the past 20 years.
You know BMW has been using GM automatic transmissions right?
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damn i guess i gotta move onto benz...
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You know BMW has been using GM automatic transmissions right?
Only fairies drive auto's...so no sweat off my back
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Interesting idea of them working together on engines.

Agree with much of the sentiment here that BMW should be partnering with Ford rather than GM, they are much closer aligned in terms of technology and engineering. Not to mention Ford is in a much better financial position than GM is.

I like the idea of being able to buy BMW engines or engine components for cheap in 10-15 years time as they are all in GMs or Fords haha.
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im sure this is some how beneficial to them...but i can figure it out for the life of me.
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      10-12-2010, 05:23 AM   #41
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You ridiculous fanboi snobs. GM has developed technology and sold major components used by almost every other manufacturer. From transmissions used by BMW to suspension systems used by Ferrari.
Yeah, even as they know how bad their German built HPFPs can be, and how solid the 328i is with the GM AT Pride is sometimes an over-rated thing.
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...... I just dont want to see the company diluted to to point they are in the trouble GM is in...

..there is something special about smaller, well built, non obsessed with expansion companies.... granted even Ferrari "grew" into Gruppo Ferrari ...

...I second earlier comments on comaprisons to Chrystler and MB, its just too big..

Agan, this is just engine sales not merger, also case in point Opel Omega B
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I just dont want to see the company diluted
There are already too many BMWs out there, it is a foregone conclusion


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to point they are in the trouble GM is in...
BMW's only trouble (ok there are others only viewed by the BMW fanatics so it is beside the point) is it is perceived to be less reliable than its competitors. In this regard both GM and Ford have done better in improving their own reliability.

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there is something special about smaller, well built, non obsessed with expansion companies
Most of us will not be able to afford one, if we do, will have to settle with the cheapest models. The fact one can drive away in an M3 for 1/2 to 2/3 the price what someone else pays in Europe or China partly has to do with the US being the biggest market. For that to continue to happen, they have to cater to those non traditional BMW buyers.
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So much blind perception based image snobs in here it is not even worth it to even try to correct them......

All I bet will happen is BMW providing diesel engines for GM to use( and maybe the V10 or V12 engines). Although I wouldn't mind a Small Block V8 in a BMW( the only engine BMW would have a use for considering they will hopefully never ditch the I6).
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