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      05-19-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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BMW M3 Wins Engine of the Year 2011 Award

Ferrari takes the prize with the Best Performance Engine with the 4.5 liter V-8 in the 458 Italia.

Fiat takes Best New Engine of the Year

And the folks at M Division win the "Best 3 to 4 liter" engine category with the 4 liter S65 M3 V8 engine!

For the 4th time since 2008.

BMW also wins the best 2.5 - 3 liter category with the 3-liter Twin Turbo with the N55 in the 1- and 335 series, including the 1M.

Congrats to one amazing engine, time and again, the M V8 is pure bliss.

http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyear/categories.html

More info: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532642
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      05-19-2011, 02:30 AM   #2
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^You beat me to the post. Just saw that on autoblog. For our engine:
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      05-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #3
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      05-19-2011, 08:10 AM   #4
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Hope that the M-GmbH decides to take this wonderful engine in the future F3x M3.

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      05-19-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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It's painful to watch, ya know? The poor S65 gets all this attention and good fortune, but the guy has no idea he's about to get taken out back and put down. Cruel, this.

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BMW also wins the best 2.5 - 3 liter category with the 3-liter Twin Turbo with the N55 in the 1- and 335 series, including the 1M.
Oops - 1M has the older N54. But yeah, that one took the award in the past too, before the N55 came onto the scene.
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      05-19-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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It's painful to watch, ya know? The poor S65 gets all this attention and good fortune, but the guy has no idea he's about to get taken out back and put down. Cruel, this.
It really is awful.....BMW should have found a way to keep her, if not in the base ///M3 at least in some higher end CSL. It would allow them to bring a CSL to this country more easily as it would have an DOT approved engine, as they could bump her to 450bhp and rework things to get a bit more torque. Wish they would go the route of Porsche and offer both FI & NA engines.....

God I love this engine........

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it really is a shame they don't try to squeeze some more efficiency out of it and make it work for the next generation. I know it would take a huge redesign, but there are things like direct injection that could be added for more power and better efficiency. their experience with direct injection hasn't been so great - i.e. HPFP issues - but they could figure it out.
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I also laughed when I read that Fiat won an award. reminded me of the old acronym Fix It Again, Tony. I'm sure their quality has since improved.
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it really is a shame they don't try to squeeze some more efficiency out of it and make it work for the next generation. I know it would take a huge redesign, but there are things like direct injection that could be added for more power and better efficiency. their experience with direct injection hasn't been so great - i.e. HPFP issues - but they could figure it out.
There is some good hope that the S65 in modified form could make its way in the new M3 generation!

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I also laughed when I read that Fiat won an award. reminded me of the old acronym Fix It Again, Tony. I'm sure their quality has since improved.
That, and let's be honest - it appears that quality isn't one of their most important criteria here. If it were, the N54 never would have made the cut in the past. Even the N55 still has HPFP issues. I honestly doubt that any Fiat engine in recent history is as unreliable as either of those two.
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      05-19-2011, 09:14 AM   #11
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Cheers to the S65B40!! Time to go fire her up and hear her sing!
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Why cant BMW just throw some turbos or a SC on the S65 for the new M3? Is that too much to ask for!
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I'm gonn keep my S65+DCT forever and just swap them into a new and more modern body shell every fews years. I lie, but actually, as I think on that, that would be amazing.
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That, and let's be honest - it appears that quality isn't one of their most important criteria here. If it were, the N54 never would have made the cut in the past. Even the N55 still has HPFP issues. I honestly doubt that any Fiat engine in recent history is as unreliable as either of those two.
So sad, yet so true......I had two e92s with the N54, the first one was built in June '06, and was one of the first failures. Took them 2 months to get the replacement parts in because they got caught offguard. I got a loaner though and a collateral exchange, so it worked out great. The second one was pretty much flawless for 60k. Got to say that when it works, that N54 was a fenominal engine as far as power vs. efficiency.

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I'm gonn keep my S65+DCT forever and just swap them into a new and more modern body shell every fews years. I lie, but actually, as I think on that, that would be amazing.
Boy oh boy are we on the same page......I don't want to ever give this engine up, but I also drive 15k a year, and love every moment, at some point I will have to garage queen her or something...


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SehrSchnell, EPIC quote in your sig bud

Love the S65, what an incredible powerplant, might just buy out my E92 lease and keep her forever.
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