I agree, if there bumping up to a V8, there better be some fucking huge improvments.
IMHO they should bump the displacement up on the 6 cyl, a V8 IS
the easy way out.
Something reminicent of the s38 would seem to me to be a better choice.
Going turbo on a base model car is a kind of strange move.. I never thought i would see a turbo on any gas powered 3 series, ever, but as long as they do it right and dont fall into the hole of gping turbo as the easy way out.. its ok i suppose *sigh*
e36 4 life, for me at least.