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      06-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #51
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Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

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The lack of torque feel may also be due to the very flat torque curve of the M3. It is like a table from 3000 to 8000. There is no sudden push as the torque comes in hard and climbs rapidly to a peak. The tuned 335i has a huge rush of torque, then the torque flattens out and then it drops like a rock. Take the ends of the M3 torque curve and squish them together and you can have a higher peak -- BMW could have done this with the 4.0L V8 but the engine would have to be designed differently and the rpms and peak horsepower would be reduced.