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|5th August 2010, 16:33||#16|
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The original BMW Mini was running Superchargers with a Chrysler engine. The revised Mini runs a PSA turbo unit.
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1. L5 will definitely need to be elongated engine bay plus a RWD configuration. And cost of suspension development will be much higher for comfortable ride. We all know why Mustang uses age old technology at rear even after being so expensive. Tuner company have added multilink at rear in Mustang. and we all know their price.
2. L5 if used transversely will need more modification to front suspension and drive-train system. I think Volvo uses this and we all know what Volvo costs.
3. Cost of developing a complete new chassis for larger engine.
I was thinking about this too, And i created an "Available Engine option" thread somewhere and up till now there is little response.. Cooper Corp, (Not Cooper of Mini Fame) an indian company manufactures a two cylinder turbocharged engine which develops 55bhp and 110Nm of torque.
Now this is good on paper. Now problem will be to develop a new gear box which will put those horses on wheels.
Again Cost of development is the main question.
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