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Old 03-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which is the better 323i engine.

what engine is better the m52tu or m54tu as the the m54tu has a alloy head..
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Depends on what you want to do with it. How much power are you trying to make?

And in my opinion, neither. I would pick an S52 or S54 over either one.
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2.5 version FTW !! The better one !
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Why 2.5l? I think the M52B28 to be a much better engine.
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Simply because it already has the Manifold and bbtb, and can achieve a better "power per cc" ratio !
Just not certain how the twin vanos M54 can be extra special !!
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