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The 3.0l M52 wasn't used in E46s after 2001. The 3.0l M54 replaced it through the end of the E46 model run in the US. The 2006 E90 used the 3.0l N52 motor. There were substantial engineering improvements (materials, valve train, fuel injection, etc.) made in both M54 and N52 engines that go way beyond intake, exhaust, and software to account for the differences in power.

 

Typo - I meant N52 and that should have been obvious. In the e90 model line, there weren't any significant differences between the 325 and the 330 motor.  BMW basically dumbed down the output by changing the intake manifold, putting in a more restrictive exhaust as well as different software.  They even have the same ecu.

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Is there a fanboi test one must write and pass at BMW dealerships before they'll sell you one of the special ones?
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

The 3.0l M52 wasn't used in E46s after 2001. The 3.0l M54 replaced it through the end of the E46 model run in the US. The 2006 E90 used the 3.0l N52 motor. There were substantial engineering improvements (materials, valve train, fuel injection, etc.) made in both M54 and N52 engines that go way beyond intake, exhaust, and software to account for the differences in power.

Typo - I meant N52 and that should have been obvious. In the e90 model line, there weren't any significant differences between the 325 and the 330 motor.  BMW basically dumbed down the output by changing the intake manifold, putting in a more restrictive exhaust as well as different software.  They even have the same ecu.

It wasn't obvious because of the talk of both E46s and E90s. You're right about the N52B30 being used with various degrees of external tuning in both the 325/328 and the 330.
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Is there a fanboi test one must write and pass at BMW dealerships before they'll sell you one of the special ones?

Careful, one of the questions is about AWD traction in snow.
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Is there a fanboi test one must write and pass at BMW dealerships before they'll sell you one of the special ones?

Knee pads.
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Spoilered the full CTS views in case some arent interested, I like it alot more than I expected, pretty sharp lines are distinctive enough without being too contrived or dull, a bit big at the rear end but not too too bad. 

is it just me? it reminds me of a MB E Series...
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Not just you, previous gen 5 series is in there too, IMHO.
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It wasn't obvious because of the talk of both E46s and E90s. You're right about the N52B30 being used with various degrees of external tuning in both the 325/328 and the 330.


In my first post I talked mostly about the e90 and the only reference to the e46 was the relatively low prices on 330s and a copy of a craigslist ad for a zhp.  In my second post (where I effectively shut impolyt_one up ), I noted that the e90 328 hp output was between that of the normal e46 330 and the zhp model:  regular 330 was 225 hp, zhp was 235 hp while e90 328 was 230.  The reason I brought all of that up was that there is plenty of unlocked power potential in the 325.  Even bringing the torque up to 328 standards would be a worthwhile exercise IMHO as the performance gap between a 330 and a 328 is smaller than the gap between the 328 and 325.


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 3/31/13 at 7:47pm
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Watch out, we got a 325i high performance specialist over here

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Watch out, we got a 325i high performance specialist over here

 

Stop crying.  You were rude and wrong and got called out on it

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Your forumming aggressiveness is about an 8 right now; we're gonna need to you crank that back to about a 4 or so.
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In my first post I talked mostly about the e90 and the only reference to the e46 was the relatively low prices on 330s and a copy of a craigslist ad for a zhp.  In my second post (where I effectively shut impolyt_one up laugh2-smiley.gif?1292867631), I noted that the e90 328 hp output was between that of the normal e46 330 and the zhp model:  regular 330 was 225 hp, zhp was 235 hp while e90 328 was 230.  The reason I brought all of that up was that there is plenty of unlocked power potential in the 325.  Even bringing the torque up to 328 standards would be a worthwhile exercise IMHO as the performance gap between a 330 and a 328 is smaller than the gap between the 328 and 325.


Fact Check Mafia posts can be eyewateringly boring.

This, on the other hand is good:

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Watch out, we got a 325i high performance specialist over here

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Your forumming aggressiveness is about an 8 right now; we're gonna need to you crank that back to about a 4 or so.

 


So says the person who chose to chime in with this

 

 

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Are you just making this shit up? Nothing you've said is correct.

 

 To a post that wasn't even addressed to him.  Pots & kettles man, pots & kettles

 

 

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Fact Check Mafia posts can be eyewateringly boring.
 

 

 

Sad but true

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