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Re: M3=200HP @ wheels (more)... (archive)

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Posted by William Ow on November 27, 1999 at 02:30:15:

In Reply to: CLARIFICATION: I DID NOT BUY THIS (YET)! posted by (got the tests from ESS) on November 26, 1999 at 18:15:16:

Not quite right, a stock 3.2L M3 is good for about 200HP at the real wheels... if the 328i Supercharger is putting out 245HP at the wheel your looking at +85HP (give or take a few) thats very impressive.And more importantly way more torque...then stock or a M3.
Typical drive line loss is 17% so multipuly the factory HP numbers by .83 to get a number closer to the rear wheel.

William Ow

: I sent ESS an email and asked if they had any dyno runs that can show the claimed +100 hp increase at the very mild 6lbs of boost pressure.

: If they could, I'd get one immediately. It would be an amazing bargain for that much power (~300 hp).

: Sadly, the chart they sent listed a much-more-to-be-expected +50 hp.

: If you've driven an M3, that's what you can have in your stock 328 by getting this s/c.

: See the results for yourself, as soon as it gets posted.

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