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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.

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Old Fri, Oct-13-2017, 04:22:15 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Drewster View Post
Some folks love to marvel at their intricate watch that needs constant winding and maintenance, others appreciate their old alarm clock that does the same thing and just works... both are respectable, but you'll never get the guy who loves staring at his expensive watch to understand why the old alarm clock is awesome, sometimes.

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Well, ya know, G-Shock watches are literally used for military grade durability and they do the job, Rolex's aren't. Similarly, that V10 did the job in trucks just fine, and even set 1/4 mile times on par with stock M3's - can't say BMW ever stuck the S54 in an SUV with its legendary torque and reliability ...

Funnily enough, I share the same attitude toward watches. Love my manual movements as well as my G-shock. They’re different tools built for different purposes and they’re all immensely enjoyable and impressive in their own way.

Originally Posted by e46Dawg View Post
Which 63's are you looking at?

Like others, I can appreciate the high hp/per liter the s54 makes. It's great fun to rev it out and work for all of that power, but on the other hand, the m156 is a beast. One thing I love about the m156 is that compared to the new m178 (think that's the right code) the 156 is still fun to rev out and it does it quite well for its size. Sure, there is a lot more torque available from the minute you hit the throttle, but power still builds smoothly as the revs grow. It's not just a shove in the back like the new c63. It's a great compromise of linear power and instant torque, imo. Plus, the sound. Secondary cat and resonator delete with H-pipe and tune.
Likely a W211 E63. I’ll pick up a 2014 C63 Sedan with 507 and LSD down the road, but this seems like the best way to get into a well cared for M156 at a reasonable budget.
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Discussing E46 M3 with Viper V10 in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006. at BMW M3 (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)