In Reply to: Why would it be??? posted by Lincoln on June 19, 2000 at 11:47:30:
Break the timing chain, break your engine.
: The obvious reason for building an 'Interference' engine is for timing belt breakage. Since the current engines have a chain (which rarely breaks) and the old belted BMW engines were NOT 'Interference' (I know this from personal experience!!!)...My answer (still a guess) is NO, the current E36 M3 motor is NOT an interference design!!!