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      04-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Went on bmwvin and !!!!

I was just on bmw vin and im a little confused about what it says. It says my m is an 06-02-2008 production with the s65 displacement 4.00, and then heres the tricky part, power 309?!?!? Why does it say that? Theres no way that can be correct i mean the e46 had more crank hp than that, and theres no way a website can tell you wheel hp. Can somebody plz chime in and help me relax.
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      04-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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you better check under the hood, you either don't have a M3 stamp logo or you got a N55 instead.

Additionally, you may also have to considered the non-ZCP "Civic" dial-back in HP. At times the moon on your roof also weighs in heavily on the HP figures.


In any rate, good luck and god bless on this journey you are about to embark on to getting this one fixed.

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      04-10-2013, 09:22 AM   #4
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you better check under the hood, you either don't have a M3 stamp logo or you got a N55 instead. good luck and god bless on this journey you are about to embark on.
How does that make any sence at all?? The bmw vin says its the s65 engine displacement 4.00 im not a tard i know wat an m3 looks like i know wat a v8 sounds like thats not helpful at all.
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better check your hood son!

You probably don't have a real M3s, otherwise it would have a M3 stamp under the hood.

NOT REAL M3:



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I was just on bmw vin and im a little confused about what it says. It says my m is an 06-02-2008 production with the s65 displacement 4.00, and then heres the tricky part, power 309?!?!? Why does it say that? Theres no way that can be correct i mean the e46 had more crank hp than that, and theres no way a website can tell you wheel hp. Can somebody plz chime in and help me relax.
The June '08 cars had an error in production that resulted in 309hp instead of 414hp. Depending on how you look at it, you are either very lucky, or very unfortunate to own one of these rather unique M cars.
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I think you just got played
+1 take it back to the dealer and complain. He must have thought you were a "tard" based on your poor spelling ability.
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I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the metric system...

You drive a car made in Germany
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The June '08 cars had an error in production that resulted in 309hp instead of 414hp. Depending on how you look at it, you are either very lucky, or very unfortunate to own one of these rather unique M cars.
will this model likely increase in value due to the unique power dip?!
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I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the metric system...

You drive a car made in Germany
that metric system is the tool of the devil. My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!
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People WTF???...309 are the KW...not the HP!
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How does that make any sence at all?? The bmw vin says its the s65 engine displacement 4.00 im not a tard i know wat an m3 looks like i know wat a v8 sounds like thats not helpful at all.
They had a recall for cars made on 06-02-2008. Call your dealer ASAP.
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They had a recall for cars made on 06-02-2008. Call your dealer ASAP.
alright, the gig is up. Stop it before you get infraction points...
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Here's a helpful link for you OP:

http://americanmachinist.com/horsepo...ons-calculator

Enter 309 in the Kilowatts field under the "Kilowatts to Horsepower".

Hope that answers your question!
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People WTF???...309 are the KW...not the HP!
to bring some value to this thread... please post some pics of your individual paint!
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To the real guys on here who said its 309 kw not hp thank u ur a big help to the community to the rest u bring a bad name to this forum and to this car. This is a place to find answers and help each other out. Thanks again to those helpful few
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Thank to those helpful few.
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People WTF???...309 are the KW...not the HP!
Best comment yet, and also true. Good job.
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Gotta hit the "power button" on the center console to get the 414 HP! other wise its 309
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Gotta hit the "power button" on the center console to get the 414 HP! other wise its 309
you're late to the game... the gig is already up.
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Don't confuse KW with HP ...

BTW in Germany the boys call it 420 PS (stands for HP - translation in German is Pferdestärke true translation Horse Strength).
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