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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Aug-04-2017, 04:22:42 AM   #91
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Default Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

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And also it's biggest 'downfall'.

Peak power is at 7400rpm, redline at 7600rpm. So to get the max out of it, you really need to rev it out.

But absolutely, it just keeps going on going all the way to the limiter like a neverending story, which is a blast.

It's kinda cool with SMG having the shiftlight and you just wait till it first starts flashing rapidly, then becomes solid, all in an eyeblink, flick the shifter (or paddle in my case), next gear bangs into place, repeat proces.

Yeah it's cool.




I've still seen people being on the fence about that. I've never seen a 100% proof of this. Some say it's the manual only, not the SMG.

If anything, since the MSS50 is being reverse engineerd, it should be easy to see if there is some different 1st mapping and if so, should be able to be flashed out.

Since I only use 1st to get the car going, it's not really something that would bother me.
its pretty simple clutch out in first gear 1000 rpm go WOT until 7400rpm you can feel the shape of the torque curve via the acceleration its very linear. do it in 2nd and the difference is noticeable the midrange has a hump or kick from 2200rpm in 2nd and above gears. it is very evident they are hurting the midrange to help with traction with the stock MAP
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Old Fri, Aug-04-2017, 04:27:35 AM   #92
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Default Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

BMW's own documentation states the S50b32 has more bottom end torque below 3500rpm, it might not be at all rpm below this but it certainly is not a torque advantage for the s54 at all rpm
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its pretty simple clutch out in first gear 1000 rpm go WOT until 7400rpm you can feel the shape of the torque curve via the acceleration its very linear. do it in 2nd and the difference is noticeable the midrange has a hump or kick from 2200rpm in 2nd and above gears. it is very evident they are hurting the midrange to help with traction with the stock MAP
LOL yeah, I understand. But I have SMG...

Otherwise I'm sure I would've noticed.
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