SAN DIEGO — The hunger in the U.S. for more power, as well as increasingly stiff competition, are driving BMW AG to bulk up its inline 6-cyl. engines. The current flawless 2.8L DOHC I-6 is soon to be replaced by a new 3L variant with considerably more horsepower — 225, up from 193, and torque, 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm), up from 206 lb.-ft. (279 Nm). BMW says to expect acceleration from models equipped with the new 3L engine to rival the previous M3 model, with 0-60 mph times in the low 6-second ...
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