BMW is launching a new high-performance, 3.0-liter inline six for its M cars. No surprise yet. It also has three turbochargers, produces 381 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, and only revs to 5,400 rpm. Ruh Roh. Yes, it's a diesel.
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As we've already shown you, the new BMW M3 is a hot bit of precision machinery. While it is essentially a modified 3-series, the real difference is the M3's 4.0-liter V8. Trouble is, nowadays you pop the hood and you're overwhelmed with all sorts of plastic and coated metal covers. So BMW decided the M3's V8 engine…