Originally Posted by Bmw135er
With trailing arm suspension in the rear, the traction is a joke. MZ3s are 240hp & 315hp. Even those cars are snap oversteer machines. The S52/S54s are iron blocks vs the M70 aluminum block, so the weight difference shouldn't be as different as you think.
The S54 was about 326lbs. If memory serves me correctly, the M70 was at least 380lbs, if not more.
Not a huge difference, but enough with the engine hanging that far over the axle to be a problem