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      12-20-2010, 10:38 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by shift@red View Post
I am still skeptical.
I would be willing to place a wager on the first character of the F1x M3's engine name being an "S".

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And just because they throw tune on an n55 and call it an s55 doesnt mean its truly an 's' motor.
Well, I suppose if they literally just rebadge the motor then perhaps I'd agree. But the liklihood that they will be able to squeeze 450hp+ out of an N55 with no changes other than to the ECU to me is basically zero. I mean sure you can probably do that with after market tune and mods today, but we are talking about a production motor with a warranty.

IMHO the "S55" (working name for now) will share less parts with an N55 than today's S63 shares with the N63. I suppose that isn't saying much, but my point is that I believe as time goes on, the M motors will likely veer more from the series motors. At the same time, I expect that the shortblock and probably much of the longblock will stay. Though I could easily see M specific heads and valvetrain for the F3x M3 and/or F2x 1M.
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