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      02-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #89
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The S85 is a magnificent engine...tied with the N54 for the most International Engine of the Year Awards (regardless of category). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...ne_of_the_Year).

Actually, BMW has the most awards followed by Honda.


Does this stuff really mean anything?
The engine is a gas pig, dubious oil sucker, has mediocre low end performance. It's only star attribute is high up. You get an m5/6 up to 80 mph theyre hard to touch.
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      02-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #90
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I still don't understand how someone can complain about MPGs in a V10. I don't think there is a single V10 car buyer on the planet that gives two shits about MPGs.


It sucks when you couple it with a small gas tank. It felt like I was filling the thing every day.
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gas pig, dubious oil sucker, has mediocre low end performance
*talking about a high-revving, medium-displacement V10*

high-revving: will consume gas by nature of more revs, same with oil. is also the same reason why its low end is average.

the engine has a surprisingly linear power delivery coupled with great throttle response. as far as N/A engines near its displacement go, it's extremely impressive.
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I think part of the problem is that the engine doesn't deliver a lot of low RPM grunt and yet the M5/M6 are fairly heavy. If you lay the dyno plots of an E39 M5 and an E60 M5 over each other it's pretty interesting to compare. The E39 generates more torque until something like 5,000rpm. But once the revs climb the V10 plot just takes off. It would have been nice of BMW had put the V10 into a lightened, mid engine car... like their own version of an R8.
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Since you had a e90, get e92! IM not a big M6 fan.
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