It won't last but maybe 100K. It will be fast, but it will have an early death.
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AMG can't build an NA engine that can compete with M engines, so they stick in a supercharger and say their cars are faster. BMW could simply do the same, but they don't out of principle.</span>
[/QUOTE]it would be great for straight line power.[QUOTE]
Why can't a 5.0 ENGINE turn?
I always thought that the body dynamics and suspension were the important factors? Since the 5.0 will be inheriting an E30's body and suspension, as long as they sort out the front suspension to compensate for the bigger engine, there should be no problems, right?
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Originally posted by 24valve+May 22 2005, 10:13 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(24valve @ May 22 2005, 10:13 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-RealBMW 02@May 22 2005, 01:08 PM it would be great for straight line power.* Wouldn't handle very well, and all the torque would shake a the car to death.*
My opinion -* * 5.0 in E30 = no good
What basis do you have for saying the car wouldn't handle well? It's the chassis that makes the car go around corners, not the engine.
Let us not forget that iron block BMW engines are by no means light weight.
that may be true but the suspension on said car is set to handle well with the weight of car and 302 is way bigger and heavyier then a m20.
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Whataver, the 302 isn't that big.. Ironically the new 4.7's weigh more, and are monstrously bloated in comparison.
Pushrods > OHC imo.
Kind of like the LS6.
Most efficient motor to date. ASE journal's got the BSFC #'s to back it up. Highest power output per quantity of gasoline of any production motor. Not to bad for one cam, and 2 valves per cyl
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