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THE NEW V8 POWER UNIT FOR THE BMW M3

Its name alone spells out the epitome of ultimate driving pleasure: the BMW M3. And now the new version of BMW M GmbH's most successful high-performance sports car bears out this claim once again, at the same time providing a thrilling answer to the question asked by so many sports car fans around the world whether a further improvement is still possible at all. And the answer is yes - for the new BMW M3 offers more in every respect.

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Engines, Drivetrain

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* European press kit - US specifications not finalized at press time. Page 2: Description in Brief Page 3: Short Version Page 8: Long Version Page 23: Specifications Page 24: Output and Torque Diagram

•First eight-cylinder for the BMW M3 sports car.
•Supreme performance ensured by 309 kW/420 hp from 4.0 litres.
•Maximum torque of 400 Newton-metres (295 lb-ft) at 3, 900 rpm,
85 per cent of maximum torque over a speed range of 6,500 rpm.
•Unique thrust and muscle ensured by consistent implementation of the M
high-speed engine concept, maximum engine speed 8,300 rpm.
•Consistent lightweight construction of engine and ancillary units,
new V8 power unit one of the lightest eight-cylinders in the world,
lighter than the straight-six power unit in the former model.
•Variable camshaft control, low-pressure double-VANOS for an
optimum charge cycle, system offering full power and performance even with
normal engine oil pressure.
•Eight individual throttle butterflies for spontaneous engine response.
•Consistent and reliable oil supply with longitudinal and lateral acceleration
up to 1.4 g ensured by two oil pumps and wet sump oil lubrication optimised for
supreme dynamic behaviour.
•Exhaust system optimising cylinder charge, optimised for weight and function
by means of internal high-pressure remoulding, exhaust emissions fulfil EU4 and
LEV 2 standards.
•Upgraded MSS60 engine control unit for optimum coordination of all engine
functions with the various control systems in the car.
•Ion flow technology recognising and distinguishing engine knocking phenomena
as well as misfiring and miscombustion by measurement of ion flow in the
combustion chambers.
•Brake Energy Regeneration with intelligent alternator control.

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