NEW M3 V8: LISTEN TO IT HERE PH obtains exclusive sound files! The new V8 The web is alive at the moment with technical details of the new M3 V8 engine, and we know many of you already have much of the details. If you don't, this is the full set of information released by BMW. To hear the engine being worked hard, click on the links below to hear what our man came back from BMW with... Sound file 1 (MP3) Test bed 0-200km/H Sound file 2 (MP3) Nurburgring The key details are: 3999cc 414bhp @ 8,300rpm 295lb ft @ 3,900rpm (251lb ft available from 2,000rpm) 8,400 max engine speed Engine weighs 202kg – 15kg lighter than old ‘six’ Aluminium silicon alloy crankcase, iron-coated pistons run directly in the bores of hard silicon crystals Bedplate structure Crankshaft weighs 20kg – 5 main bearings Oil cooled pistons High-strength steel magnesium alloy connecting rods weighing 623g each Single piece alloy cylinder heads with 4 valves per cylinder Double Vanos variable camshaft control Double chain-driven cams Oil system works to 1.4G with 2 pumps 8 individual throttle bodies. Accelerator pedal position monitored 200 times per second. Takes 120 milliseconds to reach maximum opening point. No air mass sensor – ecu does the calculations from the range of data available to it Two, 4-1 ‘fan type’ exhaust manifolds 4 cats MSS60 ecu – development of the one found in the V10 M engine. Three 32bit processors. Can handle more then 200 million individual operations per second. New M3 V8 engine specs FuelRON 98 (95)Max output bhp414 at 8,300rpmMax torque lb ft 295 at 3,900rpmMax engine speed8,400rpmStroke mm75.2Bore mm92.0Displacement cm33,999Distance between cylinders mm98Cylinder arrangement 8-cylinder V-engineValve plate diameter, intake mm35.0Valve plate diameter, outlet mm30.5Compression ratio 12.0:1Fuel injectionIntake pipe fuel injectionFuel injection pressure bar3–6Average combustion chamber pressure bar12.6Maximum combustion chamber pressure bar100Engine weight to BMW standard kg202Output per litre bhp/litre 103.5CrankcaseAluminiumValvetrain Infinite camshaft adjustment and hydraulic valve clearance adjustment for intake and outlet (double VANOS) :wink: ..q pasada!!!!!!!!!!