That was Gerard Richter (VP of //M).^ They've got an article on Insideline about that.
I think the move to FI is a necessary one. Look at AMG's bi-turbo V12, it's a beast. The (unfair) comparo between the M6 and SL65 on Insideline had the M6 beaten into a pulp. Either BMW increases their engine size like crazy, or they slap some turbos. Otherwise, the competition is just gonna leave them behind.
Past:'08 E92 335i|ZPP|ZSP|6AT|four (4) HPFPs
Present:'15 Mustang GT|401A|PP|6MT|Recaros
Sig pic unrelated. I like to go sideways and stuff.