BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-09-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
BevoRules
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: '08 M3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas, USA

Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

Still early but BMW currently #3

the team must finally have that V10 power tuned in better this year. only completed two races and still early obviously but the team is currently #3 in the contructor points and that is solely riding on Heidfeld's performance because the polish driver hasn't done squat so far.

don't know if anyone viewed yesterday's race and qualifiying but the anouncers on the telecast briefly mentioned the new pending release of the M3. pretty cool.
BevoRules is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-09-2007, 09:40 PM   #2
Goober M
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: Z4 M Coupe, Silver Grey
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington, DC

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BevoRules View Post
the team must finally have that V10 power tuned in better this year.
It is a V8. All of F1 is running V8s this year; most teams were running V8s last year (a few were running detuned V10s).

Yes, they are doing better this year. We'll see if it continues. Kubica has had a bit of bad luck thus far, I expect him to show better as the season moves on. I think he's a better natural driver than Heidfeld.
Goober M is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-09-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
BevoRules
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: '08 M3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas, USA

Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

really, i didn't know F1 changed and forced all the teams to run on V8s this year. well now that really explains why BMW is already gotten off to a better start this yr...they are using the engine that will be in our new M3s. very cool.

thx for info.
BevoRules is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-09-2007, 09:56 PM   #4
Goober M
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: Z4 M Coupe, Silver Grey
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington, DC

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BevoRules View Post
really, i didn't know F1 changed and forced all the teams to run on V8s this year. well now that really explains why BMW is already gotten off to a better start this yr...they are using the engine that will be in our new M3s. very cool.

thx for info.
No problem. While it's not exactly the same engine, I believe the engine block is made in the same factory, is similar in design and many of the engine dynamics and operations (e.g., throttle-bodies dedicated to each cyclinder, etc.) are similar.

I think the BMW V10 was always considered one of the better, if not the most powerful, F1 engines back when it was being used. I think it was more so the hacks at Williams that couldn't put together a quality chasis to quite match the quality of the engine. (I'm sure Williams fans would vehimently disagree w/ me, but hey, I'm just sayin'...) Either way, the infighting between Williams and BMW (and the dominance of Ferrari at the time) had a lot to do w/ the inability of BMW Williams to win it all. Last year was the first for BMW Sauber, so it was unreasonable to expect more than was accomplished last year (and what was accomplished was actually above expectations).
Goober M is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-09-2007, 10:59 PM   #5
SpencerM3
Sauce
 
SpencerM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 SSII E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 2,026
iTrader: (1)

Kubica is KILLING me in my fantasy F1 league. Then again having the Spyker Engine/Chasis, is probbaly hurting more since they haven't finished an f-ing race:mad:
__________________
2009 E90 M3 | Silverstone II | Black Novillo | HRE P40's | Akrapovic Exhaust | Eibach Pro Kit | Jet Black Kidney Grilles | SSII Side Reflectors | SSII Side Gills | LUX H8 Angel Eyes | Macht Schnell Filter | Tecnocraft Envy Charge Pipe

"M3 drivers have no friends." - Jeremy Clarkson
SpencerM3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-10-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
brandonlowe
Private
 
Drives: 04 M3 SMG
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Jackson, TN area

Posts: 61
iTrader: (1)

F1 started running the 2.4L V8 in 2006, although the Torro Rosso team was still using a detuned 3.0L V10 at about 15500rpm rather than 19k rpm. What is really pathetic is that teams like Honda and Toyota have been unable to get to the front of the grid with any regularity . It is a great time for BMW to capitalize on that .
brandonlowe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST