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      06-15-2007, 12:27 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by bmwzimmer View Post
Well, regardless what the actual Loss percentage is, BOTTOM LINE is E60 M5's are making between 390-435 hp bone stock at various Dynos across the USA under various environmental conditions and fuels.
Wow, the BMW marketing guys really got you hooked. I don't think there's such thing as a car with less than 10% drivetrain loss. Mabe a Prius or Civic Hybrid???

So you say.

If you look at the numbers for the 335i, it is showing 6% loss. Either the 335i is "underrated" or BMW have made some innovations on the efficiency....which will carry over to the M3 (which is what this thread all about).
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