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OwnedbyDuncan
03-23-2007, 07:48 AM
There is an excellent article on the new M3 V8 engine on the Speedtv website. Wonder if it will fit in a 2002?

Dave Apker

SMOODY
03-23-2007, 01:24 PM
There is an excellent article on the new M3 V8 engine on the Speedtv website. Wonder if it will fit in a 2002?

Dave Apker

I am sure that with enough tweaking you could get it to fit under the hood of an '02, but the rear wheels would probably come of the ground in heavy braking :tongue:

ErikT
03-24-2007, 11:56 AM
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=16061


Vroom!

Scotty
03-26-2007, 07:44 AM
What's up with the low torque? A quick scan of the specs for the BMW engines listed on Wikipedia shows torque numbers that usually equal or even exceed the horsepower ratings for a variety of I6 and V8 engines.

This engine, with 295 ft-lb of torque at 400+ horsepower, seems out of whack. Is BMW inflating their horsepower numbers or is this engine a bit on the weak side?

ErikT
03-26-2007, 08:04 AM
Good question, I read the other day that it's a rev-happy engine with the horsepower peaking at a pretty high rpm.

ChosenGSR
03-26-2007, 09:37 AM
I think it reaches peak torque extremely early as well as having something along the lines of 75% of peak torque available at 2,000 rpm.

chicane
03-30-2007, 02:33 PM
There is an excellent article on the new M3 V8 engine on the Speedtv website. Wonder if it will fit in a 2002?

Dave Apker

http://www.speedtv.com/articles/automotive/technology/36191/