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Old 10-26-2010, 06:25 AM   #3
Jean H.318TI
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true but still the turbo m44 would be lighter than the m52 engine but yeah i get ur point they r gonna be close enough and yeah ur right with the stock m52 whp numbers im wrong, but my m44 is pushing ~140whp, last dyno was 130whp and ive done some more mods so the hp diff between my m44 and the m52 wont be that much

Originally Posted by BimmerBum View Post
I would go with the M52, with some minor mods you will be over 230 hp... reliable hp. Not to mention the fact that you will have a whole doner car to complete the swap.

What is the weight savings of an M44 with a turbo over an M52 without a turbo? The turbo, exhaust manifold, intercooler and piping are not exactly light.

I think you might be off on your hp numbers... stock M52s do not put 190 to the wheels, and stock M44's don't do 140 to the wheels. A US spec E36 M3 will make around 200-205 hp to the wheels depending on the dyno. It looks like you are quoting flywheel hp numbers.
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