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Old 11-08-2005, 03:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by deutsch325

New M roadster, huh. It looks pretty sweet, but isn't it just a beefed up Z4 with an S54 motor? It's not really a "new" M roadster if it shares the same engine as the previous gen M roadster(the old one is probably quicker because of power to weight). AC schnitzer and Hamann have already developed special varients of the Z4 with V8s! e39 M5 motor transplant i think. How far off is the Z4 based M roadster with the new V8(the one that's going into the next M3)? That's more interesting indeed..
I read in Automobile the next M coupe (based on the upcoming Z4 coupe) is going to have a beefed up version of the current S54 putting out ~370HP. I'm not sure if the roadster will have the same engine, but in a lightweight car, I'd say that's very interesting.

*Plus the older M Roadster only had 315HP*

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