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Posted by Lee on January 07, 2000 at 08:00:33:

In Reply to: WTB E30 M3 prefer cheep high milage or no engine posted by Sam Schultz on January 05, 2000 at 19:54:18:

I usually race a 2002 with a souped up engine. I drove an E30 M3 and found the engine very similar to a 2002 engine. Not enough torque, and a desperate need to work the engine to make the car go fast. Most 4 cylinder engines have that same feeling. Then I tried a US spec E36 M3 with the 3.0 engine. Wow. The chassis is so well balanced, but the engine, man, what a powerhouse... So I believe that such an engine in a lighter E30 can be a big hit. And as for the weight difference, just remove the AC, install a lighter flywheel and swap the hood for a fiberglass one...

Even a stroked 2.5 4 pot misses the grunt the 6 has. You canít beat a 6 cylinderís torque.

By the way, Frank Gray has an E30 M3 with a 3.2 Eurospec M3 engine. And it flies.
Frank is a Canadian Club Racer and Race chairman for BMWCC.

Lee
1969 2002 Racer
1979 Euro 635 with MM 4 litre engine.
1983 Euro H2.3 Hartge E30
1984 533



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