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      01-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #92
bruce.augenstein@comcast.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rated ///M View Post
Yes, FI engines usually are good for tuning, but that's about it. That is the only advantage they have.
How about:

- more power at a given engine weight (including intercooler paraphernalia)
- an infinitely tunable torque curve (great for coming off corners)
- better mileage

Bruce

PS - Anecdotally, my old SRT4 (bone stock except for track sneakers and pads) would give E46 M3s all they could handle around a given track, except on a long straight. It was well down on power to weight (230 HP, 2920 pounds full of gas), but it would come out of corners like a striped ape while riding the boost.

E36s were for breakfast.

I'm really looking forward to the new M3.