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      05-27-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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Motor Trend Engine Hall of Fame

Motor trend put out an article yesterday with some pretty good choices. Yes... the S65 is most certainly included

BMW S65B40: V-8 (2007)
"It’s so cliché, but this has to be one of our top choices. If the GM small-block receives the award for the best simple V-8, the BMW S65 has to win the complicated V-8 award. Four cams, eight throttle bodies, variable everything timing, and 8,400 rpm. Its output (414 or 444 hp) is impressive, its torque curve is as flat as a Kansas interstate, and its compression ratio is high enough to burn diesel (12.0:1). But it’s the haunting, rich sound of this V-8 that is its defining characteristic. Horror-movie soundtracks wish they could raise neck hairs like this engine can. The most horrifying thing about this engine, however, is that it’s a high watermark that BMW shows no interest in beating."

http://www.motortrend.com/news/motor...ine-hall-fame/

It's great that the s65 is known worldwide in the car kingdom to be a piece of history. It is a truly special piece and I feel so fortunate to have one in my garage.

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Nice to see another former engine of mine on that list, the S2000's.
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Nice to see another former engine of mine on that list, the S2000's.
I've had a few of those in the past. Looks like guys who appreciate n/a screamers gravitate together. Too bad there's really nowhere to go at this price point, we've reached the pinnacle. Would have loved to see the s65 tweaked with DFI and put into a lighter body.
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"The most horrifying thing about this engine, however, is that it’s a high watermark that BMW shows no interest in beating."
so true
stop making them same turbo engines and call them different code names...kinda getting bored of it
if building a special car with a special M badge, put a special engine
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In the past, BMW was always about the motor. It's in the DNA of the company. It's the middle initial in its name!
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"The most horrifying thing about this engine, however, is that it’s a high watermark that BMW shows no interest in beating."

The above quote from this article is the most telling and concerning thing in my mind! I have bought BMW's for 30 years and many of them received their "Soul" and "Character" from the Engine. If BMW decides not to further engage in creating benchmark engines, they will lose a big part of what makes their vehicles a BMW.

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I've had a few of those in the past. Looks like guys who appreciate n/a screamers gravitate together. Too bad there's really nowhere to go at this price point, we've reached the pinnacle. Would have loved to see the s65 tweaked with DFI and put into a lighter body.
i'm surprised with the success of the z4 campaign by bmw and turner that bmw didn't produce a z4 with the s65. I would have bought one over any m4. it's the reason the z8 is my favorite bmw of all time.
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I've had a few of those in the past. Looks like guys who appreciate n/a screamers gravitate together. Too bad there's really nowhere to go at this price point, we've reached the pinnacle. Would have loved to see the s65 tweaked with DFI and put into a lighter body.
No where to go?! You need look no farther than the gold crest company also produced in Germany. More power and less weight with more traction...there is no substitute.
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I've had a few of those in the past. Looks like guys who appreciate n/a screamers gravitate together. Too bad there's really nowhere to go at this price point, we've reached the pinnacle. Would have loved to see the s65 tweaked with DFI and put into a lighter body.
No where to go?! You need look no farther than the gold crest company also produced in Germany. More power and less weight with more traction...there is no substitute.
I sold my e92 and got a 997.1 turbo. Didn't like it at all. Also had a Cayman R which was fun, but didn't have the same soul as the s65. I think a gt3 is the only thing that would be more fun to drive for what I find enjoyable. Those are quite a bit out of this price point as previously stated.
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