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      10-26-2008, 08:51 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by BMW-M-Mexico View Post
This is more of an issue of too much torque. The V10 also makes the car much more front heavy and affects rear wheel traction. Also affects the carīs balance. Now this V10 must be a hell of a best after 100kph etc...

Anyway, if you keep the engine NA with a stoker kit, you actually do avoid all these issues as the front of the car is made a tad lighter but you get all that additional power and retain the absolutely great thottle response. FI will undoubtedly add weight albeit perhaps at a lower cost. Although I really doubt anyone will come up with an under 10K FI kit for these cars.
Originally Posted by BMW-M-Mexico View Post
Oh, I should also add an important point, the car in queston did NOT have an M3-differential that would make a hell of a difference as well. If I recall, it had an SMG tranny, but not the differential.
I'm not sure of the details, I just assumed it had an M3 rear. Still, after a few years, you could spend $15k on an s/c kit for an E46 M3 and get a 50%-75% gain in whp. Only time will tell but I'm thinking that s/c kits will come out much faster for the E9x M3 than it did for the E46 M3. It took a couple of years to see reliable kits for the E46.

Personally, I think I will leave well enough alone with my future car
2015 F34 328iX GT Glacier Silver
2011 E90 M3 Monte Carlo Blue
2004 E46 M3 Imola Red