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      03-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #15
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Over 300 is still conservative!

Originally Posted by lakerfan007 View Post
Is it just me or is the sub 300 lb-ft of torque also a very conservative number?
I'd make a huge wager we get over 300 ft lb.

E60 M5 is at 384, multiply by 4/5 = 307. So again if no improvements to the engine since that was designed (YEARS AGO) we should still see 307 or so. I suspect we will get DGI as well which will help torque. Shame on BMW if we don't get it, RS4 has had it for some time as well as other much less sporty cars. I'd bet DGI would surely push things over 310! Any other minor tweaks to the engine (intake, software, VANOS, etc) should get us to 315-320.

My conclusion - definitely don't worry about sub 300!