| Originally posted by scottish_evo@Dec 8 2003, 08:53 PM |
i mean they dont have the 3.0 or 3.2 mpower engine its just either a 3.0 out of a 330 coupe or a 2.8 out of a 328.
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you are making incorrect assumptions.
you are assuming US M3s use M50/M52/M54 engines instead of S50/S52/S54 engines. that is wrong.
US M3s have S50/S52/S54 engines.
ALL US-spec M3s begin with the VIN WBS..... which is the factory designation. WBS = BMW Motorsport Gmbh, Munich.... BMW Motorsport
, i.e., ///M
Vehicles with M50/M52/M54 engines are made by BMW-AG in Munich (WBA) or US (4US). BMW-AG is separate from BMW-Motorsport... but of course you already knew this right?
S50 = 3.0 L 6 cylinder DOHC M power, variable cams (VaNoS)
S50US = 3.0 L 6 cylinder DOHC M power, variable intake cam (VaNoS)
S52 = 3.2 L 6 cylinder DOHC M power, dual VaNoS, multiple throttles
S52US = 3.2 L 6 cylinder DOHC M power, variable intake cam (VaNoS)
S54 = 3.2 L 6 cylinder DOHC M power, dual vanos, same on both sides of the pond
from the list above, you can see that on the E36 they did things like change the valve timing to comply with EPA emissions. i belive they also changed the injectors and emissions downstream.
| Anyway is it or is it not the proper euro,from the factory,321bhp 3.2 96 onwards or pre 96 the 3.0 285bhp.thats what i mean U.S. cars dont have.this is the verry essence of the "m" range in europe so without these engines how can they truely be m3's........I rest my case! |
they do have those engines. I rest my
anyway, since you had already formulated your answer before you even asked your question, why did you even bother asking the question in the first place?