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    • Bolt on E60 M5 with tune versus bolt on DCT E92 M3 from 50 mph and 70 mph roll

      Nice comparison here showing the difference in the top end strength between the S85 V10 in the E60 M5 and the S65 V8 in the E92 M3. Both motors are basically the same thing but the two extra cylinder and extra liter of displacement in the S85 shows quite well in how the M3 is pulled easily from the 50 and 70 mile per hour rolls. Also, the E60 M5 S85 V10 having an Evolve tune while the M3 does not have a tune makes a huge difference.


      Mods for the E60 M5 are Evolve-R tune, RPI scoops, muffler delete, and secondary cat delete. The DCT E92 M3 has RPI scoops and a full Active Autowerke exhaust but no tune. Enjoy the runs below.

      Thank you to @TZ04XJR for the video.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: e60 M5 vs e92 M3 DCT started by TZ04XJR View original post
      Comments 39 Comments
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        What wheels are on that M3? They look good, look like G1ARs
      1. 5soko's Avatar
        5soko -
        Great runs buddy!! Pulled hard!
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        What wheels are on that M3? They look good, look like G1ARs
        BC Forged HB04. He's on KW's too, it's a good looking setup.

        Crappy pic but the best side shot I got..
        Attachment 24646
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5soko Click here to enlarge
        Great runs buddy!! Pulled hard!
        Thanks bro! She's running very healthy these days!
      1. JonsC63AMG's Avatar
        JonsC63AMG -
        Car pulls hard!
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
        Car pulls hard!
        Thanks!

        I just had a new motor installed and thus far I've been very impressed with the way it turned out.. I was skeptical to use the used low mileage unit I bought, but it looks like it worked out. My first test drive on my stock tune made me aware of how healthy it actually was Click here to enlarge
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Nice rape.

        Hi 5
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        @TZ04XJR IS BACK!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!

        Great to see you back in action and posting fun videos man!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        Thanks!

        I just had a new motor installed and thus far I've been very impressed with the way it turned out.. I was skeptical to use the used low mileage unit I bought, but it looks like it worked out. My first test drive on my stock tune made me aware of how healthy it actually was Click here to enlarge
        New motor?!?! I don't know if you ever posted what happened, but wow, that is one heck of a repair!!!! Glad to hear it all worked.

        I read the E60 M5 Service Manual and it said that the best way to break-in a second hand low mileage S85B50 was to get Evolve Automotive Tubular Headers....BMW's words, not mine, I swear!
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        @TZ04XJR IS BACK!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!

        Great to see you back in action and posting fun videos man!


        New motor?!?! I don't know if you ever posted what happened, but wow, that is one heck of a repair!!!! Glad to hear it all worked.

        I read the E60 M5 Service Manual and it said that the best way to break-in a second hand low mileage S85B50 was to get Evolve Automotive Tubular Headers....BMW's words, not mine, I swear!
        LMAO! I literally think about grabbing those tubular headers every single day.. Click here to enlarge

        And yes my motor failure I kept under wraps for a while just as a precaution for my warranty company.. I think sticky is the only person I told about it. This new motor is very HEALTHY. I can't tell you how relieved I am to be back behind the wheel.. Them damn f10 528i's were so damn boring lol
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        LMAO! I literally think about grabbing those tubular headers every single day.. Click here to enlarge

        And yes my motor failure I kept under wraps for a while just as a precaution for my warranty company.. I think sticky is the only person I told about it. This new motor is very HEALTHY. I can't tell you how relieved I am to be back behind the wheel.. Them damn f10 528i's were so damn boring lol
        Curious what the story is now. You going to post about it, or keep it on the DL?

        Engine is definitely making good power.
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        Curious what the story is now. You going to post about it, or keep it on the DL?

        Engine is definitely making good power.
        I'm all clear now. I just wanted to wait on the bill to get taken care of before I said anything lol..

        To summarize my vanos high pressure pump failed and got metal shavings in my oil. I ended up with a spun rod bearing. The dealer says the shavings from the vanos gear teeth are what caused my rod bearing to fail.. Honestly I'll never really know. But $20k+ and 6 months later I'm back on the road. It feels good to be driving my own car again. I literally forgot how good it feels above 8k rpm. It's my drug Click here to enlarge
      1. spectacula's Avatar
        spectacula -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        I'm all clear now. I just wanted to wait on the bill to get taken care of before I said anything lol..

        To summarize my vanos high pressure pump failed and got metal shavings in my oil. I ended up with a spun rod bearing. The dealer says the shavings from the vanos gear teeth are what caused my rod bearing to fail.. Honestly I'll never really know. But $20k+ and 6 months later I'm back on the road. It feels good to be driving my own car again. I literally forgot how good it feels above 8k rpm. It's my drug Click here to enlarge
        same exact thing happened to my friends e60...now he has a gtr
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spectacula Click here to enlarge
        same exact thing happened to my friends e60...now he has a gtr
        Rod bearings are a weakness on the S85. I would suggest replacing them at 50k miles to anyone with that motor. I have another friend that went through it too and had his motor replaced. I guess we need to re-race on our new motors! Lol Click here to enlarge

        -TZ
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Car runs great man. Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        I read the E60 M5 Service Manual and it said that the best way to break-in a second hand low mileage S85B50 was to get Evolve Automotive Tubular Headers....BMW's words, not mine, I swear!
        Click here to enlarge
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Car runs great man. Click here to enlarge



        Click here to enlarge
        Thanks! I'm loving this new motor. I took it out last night solo run on the open highway. Found me a GSX-R600 to play with. I think I had him thoroughly surprised at my car past 100 mph Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I'm surprised how much you pull on that m3, I didn't know it was that big of a difference, nice runs!
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        I'm surprised how much you pull on that m3, I didn't know it was that big of a difference, nice runs!
        Thanks! IIRC he trapped 116 last time out at the track. I trapped 120.19 with a faulty throttle actuator that same night in the same lane. Hopefully we'll both get back out there soon and my car seems to be completely healthy.
      1. RedBullJnky's Avatar
        RedBullJnky -
        New motor pulls nice!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Nice comparison here showing the difference in the top end strength between the S85 V10 in the E60 M5 and the S65 V8 in the E92 M3. Both motors are basically the same thing but the two extra cylinder and extra liter of displacement in the S85 shows quite well in how the M3 is pulled easily from the 50 and 70 mile per hour rolls. Also, the E60 M5 S85 V10 having an Evolve tune while the M3 does not have a tune makes a huge difference.

        Click here to enlarge

        Mods for the E60 M5 are Evolve-R tune, RPI scoops, muffler delete, and secondary cat delete. The DCT E92 M3 has RPI scoops and a full Active Autowerke exhaust but no tune. Enjoy the runs below.

        Thank you to @TZ04XJR for the video.

      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Nice runs