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Old 05-19-2011, 06:12 AM
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Another year and another victory for the BMW M3 powerplant in the 3-litre to 4-litre division. But far from this result having a touch of a ?new year/same story? tone to it, instead the IEOTYA jury are keen to wax lyrical about an ever-green sporting motor that simply gets better with age.

?My absolute favourite engine, with clever electronics to make this V8 suitable both for screaming track days or pleasant city cruising,? enthused Tomas Hyan from Automobil Revue. Turkey?s Volkan Demirkusak agreed, proclaiming the BMW M V8 engine as, ?still being one of the best around?. And in Thailand, Richard Kajornsak called the M heart, ?Fearsomely powerful and fast. This is one engine that?s off-limits for the faint-hearted.?

Tipping the scales at 202kg, the M3 V8, which has won this category class since 2008, is lighter, and more than 30mm shorter than the legendary straight-six engine it replaced, (and which also won the same displacement Award six times on the trot, between 2001 and 2006). Further technical highlights include an alternator that disconnects from the engine during acceleration to maximise power. The unit only charges the battery during braking in a system that BMW calls Brake Energy Regeneration.

The M engine also features a separate throttle butterfly for each cylinder, with two stepper motors operating them on each row of cylinders. This gives the BMW M3 unit a particularly sensitive response at low speeds together with an immediate reaction whenever the driver presses the accelerator. The prodigious power output ? 420bhp at 8,250rpm ? is carefully managed by a Cosworth Pectel SQ6M ECU.

Such power and performance meant that Bavaria?s V8 crushed Porsche?s hotly-tipped 3.8-litre GT3 and 3.4-litre flat-six DI engines, as well as beating off the McLaren V8 MP4 12C development.



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...and this is why i hate what bmw is doing, to throw away the knowledge and understanding of how to build amazing naturally aspired performance engines in favor of crap turbos is unfathomable, i do wonder if M will ever win another award after the S65
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Well perhaps you do not follow other bmw's but they have won engine of the year in multiple other categories since the introduction of the n54. Every year for that matter and now the n55 wins the same title. It also pulled home the crown for its TT inline 4 engine.

Its winning as many titles with their turbos as their NA cars so if you use that as a comparison its not a good one.
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interesting point, though the n54 shouldnt have won anything with hpfp issues...
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interesting point, though the n54 shouldnt have won anything with hpfp issues...
funny, I made that same statement when the N54 won the award, someone chimed in saying "the hpfp/turbo is not part of the engine", I decided not to take the conversation any further as to avoid
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Originally Posted by GENEaTALS View Post
funny, I made that same statement when the N54 won the award, someone chimed in saying "the hpfp/turbo is not part of the engine", I decided not to take the conversation any further as to avoid
too funny, yeah, lets take the turbos and hpfp off the engine and see how well it does!
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