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      05-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #46
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Drives: 2009 E90 M3 ED
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Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast. View Post
Nobody I know has bitched about any "peaky" nature of the E46 model
Make some new friends.

because in fact it enjoyed a very flat torque curve. Just not as flat as the current model.

If the current M3 had that sort of proportional power and torque, it would be quicker on a drag strip or a race circuit, and it wouldn't lose anything to the current model in terms of low-end driveability.
Not sure I agree. You're just speculating, essentially second guessing countless hours of R&D from some very good engine designers. I'm not suggesting those people are infallible, nor do I know how well grounded your technical expertise is, but I can comment on the futility of the exercise.

Because it's all very academic isn't it - you don't own a current model M3 and complain about it's engine, I do and and don't.

2009 E90 M3 ED
2014 X1 28i ED