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    • BMW E82 1M coupe dynojet dyno numbers, horsepower majorly underrated

      Now, the BMW N54 twin turbo has been underrated since inception. The first 335's dyno'd in the 270 whp range which is right around what an E46 M3 puts to the tires. The difference is, the E46 M3 was rated at 333 horsepower and the E9X 335 was rated at around 300 horsepower. M3 owners have fragile egos that need to be protected after all and BMW protected the M3 image. The underrated N54 trend continues with the BMW E82 1M that Insideline dyno tested to 331 wheel horsepower. The car is only rated at 335 horsepower at the crank, meaning this is the most underrated vehicle BMW has ever produced.










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      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        I think people are putting too much emphasis on the engine side of the M division. There are many other aspects of the car such as brakes and handling and general feel on the road. Looking at the track figures its not shy in those departments.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
        I think people are putting too much emphasis on the engine side of the M division. There are many other aspects of the car such as brakes and handling and general feel on the road. Looking at the track figures its not shy in those departments.
        The motor is the heart and soul of the experience. If it wasn't, you could make an M car just by improving the brakes and handling of a standard BMW. Oh wait, they did...
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        lol....for the price i think it could have been better...but given the time they had it isn't bad. I will be sticking with a JB4 and doing M3 suspension components with some coilovers though...even better suspension for far, far less money. I can live w/o the bodykit and orange paint. My 135i already has ///M badges all over the interior, missing one on the outside isn't going to kill me. haha
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Holy torque drop! Click here to enlarge

        Lol it can be fixed, be patient. Click here to enlarge