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      11-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Are you trying to argue that the S63 isn't easily tuned? If anything, the switch to FI on S series engines is making tuning potential much easier and cheaper than on the previous n/a motors.
Not at all. I'm arguing that the S63 is more than just an N63 with a different tune, and thus that even in the new FI era you can't turn a regular series engine into an M engine with a simple tune. At least that's how it's been thus far with the sole exception of the 1M, and I hope that's how it continues. The 1M is a great car, but its engine doesn't feel as special as full-on M engines; I think they just got away with it because the N54 is such a great engine in the first place, but still not up to full M standards.
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