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      03-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #25
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Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

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I thought the Road & Track article was interesting in that it compared the acceleration figures of the new F10 550 with twin turbo V8 against the old E60 550i with naturally aspirated V8. The two sets of figures were about the same at around 5 seconds flat to 60 and 13.2 seconds at 106 mph in the quarter. Probably the extra 400 lbs of pork in the new F10 and some fuel economy oriented gearing that are responsible. Certainly a Dinan or other tune that adds 100 hp and 100 lbs of torque will make the new car faster and maybe push it close to or into M3 territory.