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      02-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #23
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Do you have any idea what the engine is built after or the process/location that some of the engine parts are made?
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I love the car, but seriously, a race car? More like a nascar, which, imho has nothing to do with racing. Ever heard a F1 car?
Errrrrr ok.....

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      02-13-2008, 08:38 PM   #25
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      02-20-2008, 01:10 AM   #27
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      02-20-2008, 03:18 AM   #29
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I'm going to the M3 facination day in March at Eastern Creek Raceway. Should be a great day after seeing this !!!!
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I love the car, but seriously, a race car? More like a nascar, which, imho has nothing to do with racing. Ever heard a F1 car?
and the award for most ignorant statement of the month goes to........

Dude, if you think the M3 sounds more like a nascar engine than a formula one engine, well, I'll let someone else rip into you.
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Errrrrr ok.....

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high rev motors aren't jokes...incredible
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@ Epacy, OC Kid, and OZStryker...nicely done.

@fm3o, you just got SERVED!

All three vid here are teh freaking sex for my ears. I really dig that SauberF1 vid, excellent find.
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      02-20-2008, 12:29 PM   #34
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Nice post! I actually at one point considered trading in my E46 M3 for a new 2008 Corvette with the 430HP engine. I can thank my wife from preventing me from making a tremendously poor decision. That engine is work of art, kind of reminds me of an old side oiler from the Cobra days, but in a modern twist.

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Great videos. Thanks for posting.
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      02-23-2008, 03:16 AM   #39
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I have to say, its sounds more like a NASCAR motor than an F1 motor. But I don't think that's bad at all. I love the sound of the NASCAR V8s. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that the M3 and a nascar motor are both V8s turning about the same RPM at speed.

Regardless, I love the sound and it doesn't seem overly quiet as some have described. I can't wait to take delivery.

I'm really curioius if they were using stock brake pads and also if there was any brake fade on the track. I heard a little squeel from the brakes a few times during the video, so I'm thinking they were race compound pads.

OzStriker, any idea on the brakes? Did you notice any fade?
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Here's some well done recording of the M3 noise (even of the ACS M3 one...)

http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/en/bmw-ca...-video-bmw-m3/

http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/en/bmw-ca...er-acs3-sport/
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Hi guys,
Did a day of driver training with BMW today.

Absolutely awesome.

The car sounds like a race car at full noise, the video I took today captures it pretty well, the scream is hard to describe.....

EDIT: Whoever edited my post and slotted in the second video, I have already placed that in a separate post here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113160





that first vid was wonderful!!
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      02-25-2008, 02:00 AM   #42
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It's an amazing engine... and not too much in common with NASCAR... but one thing the M3, and virtually every piece of American iron, do have in common is a cross plane crank. I found some good pics here if there's any question on this one:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/bmw/m3/2007/engine.htm

A flat plane crank would give the sugary sweet Ferrari-esque / F1 / Champ Car / etc. ripping sound, but it comes at the cost of increased vibration, so is probably out of the question for a BMW production car. Physics is conspiring to make the M3 sound like a Vette and there's no way around it! Damn.
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I'm really curioius if they were using stock brake pads and also if there was any brake fade on the track. I heard a little squeel from the brakes a few times during the video, so I'm thinking they were race compound pads.

OzStriker, any idea on the brakes? Did you notice any fade?
I don't know what pads they were using at the track, I have stock pads and they squeak when they get hot.

I have not noticed any fade on the track or in my own car during some pretty hard consistent stopping.
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