replied to the thread New video-DCT m3 takes down a FBO 335 with jb4, downpipes, FMIC and intake
" [QUOTE=inlineS54B32;468321]You didn't read my post - I said:
"The S65 has made 700 HP (post said this hasn't been seen on the S65) - and it makes torque across a very wide power-band, something the N54 is INCAPABLE of doing - why isn't that seen as important?"
The power-band of the S65 and the N54/55 are two completely different animals. I was referring to the shape and length of the output curve. One is perfectly flat and long - the other is not. An engine builder strives to have a torque curve that is perfectly flat - like an electric motor as an example. The longer that plateau extends (RPM) - the better also.
The redline of the N54/55 isn't going to increase to S65 levels without some insane amount of work - and turbos that can breath. As you said - they shouldn't even be compared at this level. One is made for a completely different purpose.
For motorsport, I personally don't see how they can be compared - but that's not everyone's concern - which is completely understandable. For tractability purposes - and overall fun, I can definitely see an argument here - but after driving both, would still be disappointed with lag. For mashing down the gas - and having a fast fun car that makes a ton of power for not much money? Yes, no doubt - the N54/55 has it beat. No argument there. "
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