Surprises in the Used Car Listings

You just never know.

Think of any car, no matter how rare, that you might want to own. Almost anything you want can be found in used car listings somewhere, whether a classic Mustang or a pre-owned Lamborghini. The truth is, somebody, somewhere, probably wants to sell the car you want to buy. The trick, of course, is finding it.

Every once in a while, a car so rare comes up that it should be crossing the stage at a Barret-Jackson auction, rather than showing up in the classifieds.

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Too Much Turbo? Next BMW M3 Could Pack Tri-Turbo Straight Six


The good people over at British magazine Auto Express have never been ones to back away from a rumor.

One of the most intriguing products the rumor mill has churned out lately is this: The next BMW M3 could come packing a tri-turbo straight six.

Yup. Three turbos. Well, more precisely, two conventional exhaust-powered turbochargers and a third electric turbo. Which sounds to me more like a supercharger, but I suppose “supercharged bi-turbo M3” doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like “tri-turbo” does. I have heard rumblings of electric-assisted hybrid turbos, to help spool up boost before exhaust gases can take over. Maybe that’s what BMW has up its sleeve.

Regardless of what it’s called, the rumor signals yet another change in engines for the legendary M3.

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