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    BMW M3 V8 engine

    There is an excellent article on the new M3 V8 engine on the Speedtv website. Wonder if it will fit in a 2002?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwnedbyDuncan View Post
    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
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    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?
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    Good question, I read the other day that it's a rev-happy engine with the horsepower peaking at a pretty high rpm.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwnedbyDuncan View Post
    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/auto...hnology/36191/

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