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      11-26-2005, 01:23 AM   #1
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Interesting article and pics of the N52 engine

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jk/051123.htm

Some pics: You can actually see the different shading between the magnesium and aluminum castings.


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Interesting...Thanks for the info...
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Cool! Thanks for the pics, very interesting.
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Great article. Only on e90post.com!
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The pics are from BMW when they released the N52 in 2004

Here is one where the magnesium is only on half the block
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Bottom Magnesium piece with Hard inserts where bearings will touch
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Fascinating. Thanks, BMW, for pushing the boundaries.
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Great article, and photos. Thanks.
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Great article, and all very very
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Open deck design is going to make it difficult to boost beyond a certain point in a forced induction application. Not that I would.
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Looking at the pics again, does anyone know if there's any way that BMW can push it to 3.5L?
As in the much-talked-about 335i?

It sure doen't seem possible to me on this casting, so BMW must be planning a newer bigger casting for the 3.5L...
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Looking at the pics again, does anyone know if there's any way that BMW can push it to 3.5L?
As in the much-talked-about 335i?

It sure doen't seem possible to me on this casting, so BMW must be planning a newer bigger casting for the 3.5L...

They dont mind making other casts, the European 325i has a different one.


But we will still have to see if there will be a 3.5L or a 3.0L Turbo or both ( different markets geting different things )
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