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      09-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by kardboard View Post

M3/M4 Engine

Does anyone think the engine looks the same? I don't. I believe they will give this engine a proper S designation.

Anyone think its larger than a 3.0L?

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It will be a proper "S" just like the X5/X6/M5/M6. From what I heard early on is that we have never seen the engine in this form before- block, head, etc... not saying that it is "all new" but this is a huge revision. That is why I earlier pointed out the oil, its in a different location than the stock N55 (thanks for posting those comparos) Meaning there is a new head, not a reworked base head- can't make that big of a change without recasting. There are also some other changes that are not just for the turbos...