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It is the new M3 engine (archive)

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Posted by Tim (UK) on January 03, 2001 at 18:14:17:

In Reply to: Not new M3 engine... posted by Hankdoll on January 02, 2001 at 12:40:30:

Autoweek said it will have the 315hp EURO motor that was in the e36 M3/Mcoupes. This is not the identical 330 HP engine from the new M3 (though close).

It is the new M3 engine and it isn't a deliberate attempt to detune. There are two reasons for the disparity in horsepower, one is the reduced space available in the roadster/coupé for an optimised gas-flowed exhaust, the other I can't remember at the moment.


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