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      01-09-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by woderd View Post
Does anyone think BMW will have the technology to put a v8 under the hood then flip a switch to only run on 4 cylinders to save gas?

I heard of another manufacture already doing this but cant remember what one.
The Honda Odessy and Chrysler 300C have a variable displacement system. I think M-B also did it on their V12 engines.

BMWs have a low power Transport Mode for shipping new cars, but I think it's n electronic limiter rather than shutting down cylinders.