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      09-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Boss330 View Post
CanAutM3 has pointed out that there seems to be a slight "problem" with the quoted HP and Torque figures:

BMW's dyno chart actually shows that there isn't a overlap of HP and Torque... So, spot on observation

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Nothing is inconsistent in this because power and torque have different units and therefore must have different scales. The curves will cross at different points depending on units or not at all. In US units if the dimensions of the units are removed, the curves cross at 5252 rpm.

Now that being said there are inconsistencies with 395 ft lb and 430 hp at 5500 rpm, that point is simply impossible. I think its obvious that when BMW said more than 369 ft lb they were not being inconsistent. ~410 ft lb actual is a much better and self-consistent estimate if ~430 hp is the actual power (i.e. not underrated).
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