Originally Posted by ONEOF40 FS M3
I currently own an e92 M3 and have owned an e39 M5; both cars and their respective engines are automotive masterpieces.
IMO there is no let down in neither one, it is not just the engine, it is about complete package.
Bulletproof engine, instant torque feel, smooth highway cruiser = S62 . e39
High rpm strung engine, more flexible, pure driving excitement at all times = S65 . e92 / FEI - there is plenty of torque available in the
S65 engine, just have to drive the car like it is meant to be driven...
If you really like driving you would enjoy both with its own characteristics.
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Thank you for the unbiased reply. Respectively the S65 and S62 were obviously designed for 2 different market segments. Both are great engines but, as you stated the S65 isn't about lazy speed - you have to wring its neck. Perhaps that the overall misconception for those who drive the S65 and end up with larger displacement V8's. As is often discussed on this board many would do better with a 335. Perhaps thats why those of us who enjoy the character of the S65 are of less concern in the overall focus for the future of ///M. Ironically the folks in ingolstadt have decided to give it a go
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