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      06-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #23
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      06-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #24
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If in 2011 Porsche thought that even the 4.0 iteration would have difficulty closing the enormous points gap that year after year had separated the S65 from the GT3's 3.8., it may not have been coincidence that the 4.0 version was conveniently ineligble for the 2011 competition.
Its still a better engine (3.8 or 4.0), and the winningest in motorsport history by a long shot.

There are rules for eligibility. The car had to have been on sale in more than one country as of June. The RS 4.0 was not.
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      06-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #25
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Its still a better engine (3.8 or 4.0), and the winningest in motorsport history by a long shot.
International EOTY Awards 3-liter to 4-liter category

S65: 5 (2008-2012)
3.8 or 4.0: ZERO

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      06-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #26
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      06-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #27
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      06-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #28
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What's a S65


some kind of big Mercedes I think
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      06-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #29
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This thread seems to have multiplied at BimmerPost, but here is a point I wanted to make on M3Post as well. Sorry if duplicate.

An award is as great as the quality of its nominees. The S65 was crowned #1 with the following competition:
#1: BMW 4L V8 (BMW M3)
#2: McLaren 3.8L V8 (MP4-12C)
#3: Porsche 3.8L Boxer DI (911 Carrera S)
#4: Audi 4L TFSI (S6, S7, S8, Bentley Continental)
#5: Nissan 3.8L Bi-turbo (GT-R)
#6: Porsche 3.8L Boxer Turbo (911 Turbo)

This is a huge win for the not-so-new S65!

http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyear/index.php
I didn't know that. Good to know - thanks!
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      06-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #30
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That's it.. I've seen this too many times now. I'm officially stating that my car has 420 hp when someone asks as opposed to the quirky sounding 414.

Oh yeah... WoooooooHooooooo!
US (SAE) vs Metric hp:

http://www.metrication.us/content/ho...-obsolete-unit

Basically said:

1 Metric hp = .98632 US hp so 420 Metric hp = 420 x .98632 = 414.25 US hp

420 hp does sound better though!
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      06-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #31
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Yours is an 08, it doesn't have the 420hp.
I'm going to lie damnit!

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US (SAE) vs Metric hp:

http://www.metrication.us/content/ho...-obsolete-unit

Basically said:

1 Metric hp = .98632 US hp so 420 Metric hp = 420 x .98632 = 414.25 US hp

420 hp does sound better though!
I'm still going to lie!!
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      06-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #32
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It will be sad to see this amazing engine go, that's why I got me a 2012 and added a few extras...I'm happy as a clam.
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      06-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #33
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Ahhhhhhhhh, the beauty that is the S65 motor, what a winner
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      06-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #34
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Wait the n54 won too? Did i misread?
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      06-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #35
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Hey guys, I'm not trying to flame but isn't the S65 the ONLY V8 in the 3-4 liter category??
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      06-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #36
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Hey guys, I'm not trying to flame but isn't the S65 the ONLY V8 in the 3-4 liter category??

Nope - I think Mclaren and Audi were on the list
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      06-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #37
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I cant help but believe, had BMW wanted, they could have produced a more efficient V8 for the upcoming M3/M4. One needs to look no further the Fords Coyote engine for an example. 18 mpg city, 25 hwy.

Is Coyote mpg helped out by the funky 6th gear? Most certainly, but Ford was able to beat the gas guzzler tax and build a heck of an engine.

I admit, I know nothing about designing automobile engines, but I've always been educable. I know many posters understanding of such things outstrips my own... so learn me up.

Remember those V8 tomato juice commercials? We coulda had a V8!
B.S.

I Drove a 5.0 coyote for a few days and got 19 highway. It's nowhere near the s65 in terms of feel, responsiveness, and sound.
It's lazy, noisy, big coarse muscle car engine and I was glad to be back in my M3.
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