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      04-10-2021, 04:14 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by JamesNoBrakes View Post

Even the M3 V8, only 295lb of torque. While not totally pathetic, it's definitely not very impressive either. Area below the torque curve is low due to peak torque being low. I guess it's "notable", but it's not much more than that.
I don't have firsthand experience with the E9x M3 but I have to think that the car's weight is the hindrance, not necessarily its engine. S65 is similar to a GT3 power plant with high Hp and lower peak Tq with free/high revving ability. I think if the M3 were closer to 3000 lbs, it's perceived lethargic low end wouldn't be as noticeable. Additionally, like the GT3, the S65 is better suited for the track where a driver can wind it out and really enjoy what the engine offers.
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