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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 02-03-2006, 10:16 AM
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mt says 4.4ltr

in the march issue of motor trend displacement is said to be 4.4ltrs. with output of 425 echoing statements in road and track 1 or 2 issues ago. so is it 4.4, 4.0 or something in between?
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:36 PM
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4L makes the most sense. 80% of 5L = 4L.

There were rumors of the M6 getting a 5.5L 550 hp but that never materialized.

Just because you read it on the internet doesn't mean it is true.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:57 PM
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4.0 or 4.4 liters?

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4L makes the most sense. 80% of 5L = 4L.

There were rumors of the M6 getting a 5.5L 550 hp but that never materialized.

Just because you read it on the internet doesn't mean it is true.
4.0 liters does make the most sense, but I think BMW may be under some pressure to get more than 400 hp to equal or better the competition (e.g., RS4 = 420 hp, potential C63 = 476 hp). Upping the displacement 10% is probably feasible without too much effort.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:15 AM
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Just because you read it on the internet doesn't mean it is true.


bruce, por favor!, where did i say it was true?, just passing along the heresay.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:45 PM
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And like MT is EVER right.
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And like MT is EVER right.
....sarcasm maybe?

sometimes they get it right http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4767
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....sarcasm maybe?
You think???
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As widely known, BMW is notorious for underrating their cars. Ex: There have been dynos of M6's/M5's with the V-10 and they have gotten around 530 hp outta it, i've seen the dyno papers somewhere, i'll look if you want me to find it. Stock that is, what a coincidence, my 530th post!
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Wrong, BMW actually tells the truth about HP. BMW stated HP numbers are are such that all engiens delivered range something like +10%/-3% . Other manufacturers state the single highest HP figure thay have ever seen on any engien they tested.
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4.0 liters/415 hp?

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in the march issue of motor trend displacement is said to be 4.4ltrs. with output of 425 echoing statements in road and track 1 or 2 issues ago. so is it 4.4, 4.0 or something in between?
GermanCarFans says 4/0 liters and 415 hp. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:36 AM
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GermanCarFans says 4/0 liters and 415 hp. Guess we'll have to wait and see.


yeah, just saw that, i have a feeling that it will be 4.0 based on the preponderance of the evidence, but 4.4 would be nice.
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