In Reply to: Supercharged 1.9L v/s M Roadster? posted by Cip on March 30, 1999 at 16:39:25:
: I currently have a 96 1.9L Z3 that I have loved since the day I bought it. Recently, I have been wanting more power and was about to make the jump to the M Roadster. Now, after reading the board I wonder whether the power I am looking for might easily be found in a supercharger. In the humble opinion of the board which is the better way to go??
I am going to use the same logic I used on Robert...
The 2.8 was introduced with a different tranny and differential to handle the increased power of the 6 cylinder engine. As we know German s do over engineer a lot of parts. Will the 1.9 drivetrain handle the increased power of the SC? The short term answer is yes because people have done it. The long term reliability? Who knows?
Your call. Both cars will be good, BUT there is more to them M than the engine. If you put an SC in a 1.9 you REALLY need to at least address the braking of the 1.9 (it has solid rotors for crying out loud).