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European governments failed to make the most of schemes
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8 June 2010

The potential of scrappage schemes around Europe hasn't been maximised, according to BMW board member Ian Robertson.

"I don't think any government made the most of what could have been achieved out of the scrappage system," Robertson told the Daily Telegraph.

"They didn't really stimulate green, efficient cars for example, they stimulated cheap and cheerful cars, largely manufactured outside the European Union.

"Governments had a great opportunity if they stimulated the market. They missed some chances and now there is some fallout."

Daniel Thomas

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Straight Six Man 10 June 2010

Re: BMW boss slates scrappage

il sole wrote:

reeeeaaallllyyyy....????

oooooohhhhh my mind might be almost made up!!!

Some of the older, pre-Valvetronic ones certainly will... I don't know absolutely about the modern Valvetronic Double-VANOS lumps, but you can find out easily enough from the usual BMW tuners and chippers, I'm sure...

il sole 10 June 2010

Re: BMW boss slates scrappage

Straight Six Man wrote:
Of course, you can get that limiter removed, and they'll happily go beyond 8000rpm...

reeeeaaallllyyyy....????

oooooohhhhh my mind might be almost made up!!!

Straight Six Man 10 June 2010

Re: BMW boss slates scrappage

il sole wrote:
hhhmmm i know the e91 is quite small, but i'm fed up with my unwieldy barge (aka A6 avant) and now my children no longer need all the silly baby paraphenalia, i'm quite happy to sacrifice some room to have a more direct driving experience...also, i've always had diesels and to be honest the 330d engine with 240bhp is probably the best out there, so i'd love one, BUT, my brother has just bought a clio 200 renaultsport and it's amazing...i'd forgotten just how lovely the sound is of a revved petrol engine...hhmmm decisions, decisions!

An E39 will feel like a Lotus Exige compared with your overpriced rebadged nose-heavy Hitlermobile =P

Also, if you think the 330d is amazing, just you wait... I am led to believe there's a 400bhp triple-turbo version of that engine under development... and if you think a Clio four-banger sounds good, just wait until you get at a BMW straight-six... even with the 6500rpm rev limiter, they sound great. Of course, you can get that limiter removed, and they'll happily go beyond 8000rpm...

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