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      11-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Let me start by saying I love this X6 but there is one thing in particular that bothers me. The engine bay. A fine piece of machinery is a thing of beautify so why does BMW go to such great links to cover it all up.



I want to see an engine when i raise the hood not a BMW placard with BMW logo. The pictures of the 4.4 engine that I've seen ( out of the car)show a very handsome engine. Does this engine cover serve any function other than advertising!

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      11-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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I agree! I think most high-end cars, if not all others, now have these covers. I have no idea of what purpose they serve. Just more crap for our landfills someday.
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      11-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Hey Guys,


Let me start by saying I love this X6 but there is one thing in particular that bothers me. The engine bay. A fine piece of machinery is a thing of beautify so why does BMW go to such great links to cover it all up.



I want to see an engine when i raise the hood not a BMW placard with BMW logo. The pictures of the 4.4 engine that I've seen ( out of the car)show a very handsome engine. Does this engine cover serve any function other than advertising!

ricosan
Agreed. I wish the cover were made of some kind of aluminum alloy instead of (gross) plastic.

Plus, over time, the edges of the plastic turn brown.

I think the cover hides what would otherwise be an unimpressive sight. I don't think the engine looks particularly muscular with the cover off.

At least a cover made of lightweight alloy designed to be impervious to heat would look sweet.

Not to mention, a few added fins might cool the beast a bit.

Anyway, I think the true design of the cover is to block concentrated heat patches from deforming the aluminum hood. I noticed on two of my 750li that the hood deforms slightly over time revealing the presence of a strut whilst you look at just the right angle of the drivers side hood.
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      11-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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interesting, you learn something new every day. thanks.
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