Thread: S65 vs. S62
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      01-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #95
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It appears that BMW could have went with the AMG philosophy and shoved the S62 - as Mercedes has done with the M156 (6.2L V8) and numerous models - into the M3. By basing the S65 V8 on its bigger brother the S85 V10 we are the recipients of the newer techhnology (for the time) a higher revving, higher horsepower, lower displacement masterpiece.

That being said the S62 is no slouch, and still very much relevant -

3 S62 engined DP cars took the top three starting positions for this years Rolex 24.
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