The m3 model of the e90e92e93 3 series range was powered by the bmw s65 v8 engine and was produced in sedan convertible and coupe body styles.
Bmw m3 v8 engine.
This engine needs to be wound out to make power.
The new m3 v8 follows bmws other m engines which is to take a small engine and develop power through high rpms.
Its main use was in the bmw m3 where it replaced the bmw s54 straight six engine.
Brought to the race by the french pilot yannick.
Derived from the bmw s85 v10 engine as used in the e60 m5 the s65 shares.
The bmw s65 is a naturally aspirated v8 petrol engine which was produced from 20072013.
As per the race m3 gtr the roadgoing version was powered by the bmw p60b40 40 l v8 engine.
The engines that beat out the m3s are all.
While the e92 bmw m3 and its brilliant v8 placing eleventh in a list of seventeen engines might not sound like too high of praise but it is.
Prototype v16 engines have been made however they.
Engine oil transmission clutch the s65 40l naturally aspirated dual overhead cam v8 under the hood of the e90 generation m3 is an engineering marvel.
The bmw e90 m3 service guide covers all three body styles of this generation.
So precisely here the new bmw m3 again sets a new standard with engine weight of just 202 kg or 445 lb making this v8 one of the lightest eight cylinder engines in the world.
The e9x is the first and only standard production m3 powered by a v8 engine as its successor would revert back to using a straight 6 engine.
The more common inline four and v8 layouts are also produced by bmw and at times the company has produced inline three v10 and v12 engines.
In order for the m3 gtr race car to compete in the american le mans series bmw produced 6 examples of the m3 gtr strassen version road car in 2001.
Torque is ordinary but the throttle and valvegear is bmws usual magic allowing higher rpms.
I have filmed this impressive 590hp bmw m3 e92 gt2 widebody a real hillclimb monster during the fia hill climb masters in gubbio italy.
Bmw is well known for its history of inline six straight six engines a layout it continues to use to this day despite most other manufacturers switching to a v6 layout.