BMW Axes Legendary Straight-Six Engine

BMW Axes Legendary Straight-Six Engine
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And now, a moment of silence, for a passing legend. BMW has finally killed off the engine that once brought it to greatness: its venerable inline-six. Due to fuel efficiency concerns, the straight-six is being phased out in favor of turbocharging and four-cylinder engines, like in the next 1-Series. The six was known among enthusiasts… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Mulling Six-Cylinder Engines, the Return of the DB7?

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Aston Martin Mulling Six-Cylinder Engines, the Return of the DB7?
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With the debut of the Virage, yet another V12-powered luxury exotic this week, it appears as though Aston Martin might actually be making plans for non-V12-powered cars. And no, we’re not talking about V8s, like the Vantage, but a return to the straight-six. According to PistonHeads.com, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the top man at Aston, commented… Continue Reading...