Originally Posted by xsperf
they are coming to the US in the fall, so approximately september, and they are going to run well over 40K, which means you could spend a little more and get an e46 m3
You could, but you wouldn't want to. I'm sure if you just gave it a better tune it would be more powerful than the E46 M# they probably detuned it a bit from the factory so that soccer moms who know nothing about cars that just want the expensive one don't kill themselves.
So give it a better tune will probably = E46 M3
Upgrade the blower and then tune it = WOWZER!
EDIT: Didn't realize it was a twin turbo....
So upgrade the Main blower and then tune it =holy shit
(for thsoe who aren't into FI, on a twin turbo, the smaller turbo is there to get thebig turbo going, essentially eliminating the turbo lag from just one big blower. )
I bet you could get some crazy HP out of this setup with a little bit of tuning and some choice parts. Look at it this way. The 97' supra twin turbo had 327 HP at the crank from the factory. without upgrading internals, people have been able to turn them into 600 RWHP beasts just by taking out the turbo setup and putting one massive turbo in there. The potential with this car will be endless. I see this as the new tuner car for BMW enthusiasts who want M3 horsepower without the price tag.