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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:34 AM
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BMW made a V12 Z3!

Check this out - BMW shoehorned a V12 into a Z3 for a prototype!

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/08...prototype.html
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:40 AM
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Seems like that would ruin the weight balance for such a small power increase not to mention aweful gas milage.


Either way though, badass.

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:06 AM
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It is the torque that would have been amazing. 361ft/lbs is no joke(100 more than the Z3M had). The power band is also completely different - it would have been a beast from a dead stop vs the peaky S54 motor.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:43 AM
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It is the torque that would have been amazing. 361ft/lbs is no joke(100 more than the Z3M had). The power band is also completely different - it would have been a beast from a dead stop vs the peaky S54 motor.
This is true.
People will hate me for suggesting it but what about a 335d engine mated with a 6 speed in a Z3? If I had too much money and too much time, it would be on my list of things to try. (Though probably in a Z4)

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Old 08-07-2012, 04:06 PM
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It would be interesting to see what the diff mount and trunk floor looks like on that beast. Without modification I bet it would last 5 mins under the strain of all those torques!
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:44 PM
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you'd be batsh** crazy to drive that thing around.... death would soon follow.
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