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BravoMikeWiskey
12-10-2010, 08:28 AM
I'm not quite impressed by the 7k redline in the 1M, seems a bit conservative. :rolleyes:

jatbeni
12-14-2010, 12:22 PM
Agree - one thing that makes this less than pure M is no screaming 8+K red line...

Time to reset expectations about what an M product is? Specially after this and the x5/X6 M?

Chris90
12-14-2010, 12:57 PM
Are all future M engines going to be turbos? Seems like that's the trend.

Bruce
12-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Yes M cars are going towards turbos due to gas mileage reasons. I doubt you will see the high redlines anymore but they should be a bit higher than the regular models.

Hu99
12-14-2010, 07:38 PM
I'm not quite impressed by the 7k redline in the 1M, seems a bit conservative. :rolleyes:

Ignore it and see if they're really being conservative.

TerraPhantm
12-22-2010, 06:57 AM
E34 and E39 M5 both had a 7K redline didn't they? Both of those cars seem to be well respected by M enthusiasts.

mhrir
03-28-2011, 03:11 AM
M5, M3, Z3/4M all have real M engines. The 1M has the same engine as the 335is, which is pretty potent but is NOT an M engine. Basically the 1M is a body kit, suspension, limited slip, and M seats. Sounds like a sport package to me. BMW has totally sold out the M brand with this car (I'm not going to mention the X5/6M). A huge part of the M mystique are the special engines they have been blessed with. I personally hope the 1M is an epic fail but unfortunately it won't be.

mecodoug
03-28-2011, 09:00 PM
With FI the torque curve is flat so you don't need the high RPM bandwidth.

mhrir
03-28-2011, 09:50 PM
With FI the torque curve is flat so you don't need the high RPM bandwidth.

If you haven't experienced the S54B32 at full cry you'll never understand.

Stuka
04-16-2011, 04:40 PM
If you haven't experienced the S54B32 at full cry you'll never understand.

I did, and then it blew up on me at Button Willow.:rofl:

No seriously, if the car has the WBS, a diff, and is massaged by the M, why not?

If you want to talk about selling out, the X5M and the X6M are the ones to complain about.

mohrgan
04-29-2011, 08:26 AM
If you want to talk about selling out, the X5M and the X6M are the ones to complain about.

:thumbup:

mhrir
04-29-2011, 09:33 AM
I did, and then it blew up on me at Button Willow.:rofl:

No seriously, if the car has the WBS, a diff, and is massaged by the M, why not?

If you want to talk about selling out, the X5M and the X6M are the ones to complain about.

I did not make any statement about the durability of the S54 but I bet it will be better in the long run since it won't have HPFP problems. I personally don't believe it is a M if it doesn't have an M engine. If they called it the M Sport or M Track Package, I would have no problems.

Don't even get me started on the XMs.