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Old 08-25-2005, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The new M3 gets a V8 based on the V10 M3 engine. The new M3 engine is a 4.4 litre with an amazing 425HP.

*Source: Autoweek (Dutch) weekly magazine from this week.
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Awesome. I am kinda of sad to see one of the best N/A inline sixes in the world be removed from the M3. It had such a rich tradition with the M3. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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I thought it's v8 was based off of the v8 from the e39 m5? That's what Autoweek was saying, anyway...
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Its probably a V-8 that is based on the current 545i engine and the new 6 series engine, thats what i would guess.
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This week the Dutch Autoweek says it is based on the V10 engine. It should be weird if they wouldn't use their new technics in the new M3 engine.
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This week the Dutch Autoweek says it is based on the V10 engine. It should be weird if they wouldn't use their new technics in the new M3 engine.
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Yeah that. The thing I heard about it being based on the v8 was a while back - when the e90 first came out. So I'm sure things have changed. It seems they have to so quickly now, just to keep in front of the competition.
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The new M3 gets a V8 based on the V10 M3 engine. The new M3 engine is a 4.4 litre with an amazing 425HP.

*Source: Autoweek (Dutch) weekly magazine from this week.
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I'm not sure I rank anything quoted with less than 100hp per liter as amazing.

But still it could be another GTR . . . unless Porsche starts crying again . . . babies
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