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      11-29-2013, 04:49 AM   #55

Drives: 2011 E92 M3 (ZCP/DCT/ZCV)
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Originally Posted by Kadema View Post
40% more torque at 7500rpm would be 530~555hp, at least much more than 430 - I highly doubt that.

Also, at 2000rpm it seems to be much more than 70% more torque. More like 230%.
Uh, what? It sounds like you're confusing torque and HP.

The S65 engine will produce a max of 295ft-lbs of torque. 40% more at the optimal point in the torque power band would make it 413ft-lbs. This is more than reasonable with a turbo-charged high performance engine.

As an owner of a E92 M3, I can tell you the S65 produces shit for torque at 2k rpm. It really likes to rev high, not low. I don't know the exact number, but if the S55 is 70% higher at 2k rpm than the S65, that's more than believable.