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Old 10-30-2002, 05:13   #1 (permalink)
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Question BMW with 600Kw???

Just wondering if anyone has heard of or know of a 600KW BMW......a friend of mine says he has heard of one I thought it sounded a little high.....so does anyone know??


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Old 10-30-2002, 23:14   #2 (permalink)
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From my mate who is still working in Munich at BMW:
>>the 760 doesn't just have 400 horses, it has 445!!!!! bmw's most powerful engine at the moment!!! with 600Nm!!!

Maybe your friend meant 600Nm of torque? This engine is a 6L V12 from memory.
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Re: BMW with 600Kw???

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Just wondering if anyone has heard of or know of a 600KW BMW......a friend of mine says he has heard of one I thought it sounded a little high.....so does anyone know??


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It's true.. it's a single seater, 3 litre n/a v10, weighs less than 600 kg... price over 100 million. If you wanna see one, get yourself some tickets to next year's Melbourne F1 GP
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cool, thx for that, so it does have 600KW, thats a lot!!!,I didnt know mutch about BMW's so I couldnt say for sure......


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It's true.. it's a single seater, 3 litre n/a v10, weighs less than 600 kg... price over 100 million. If you wanna see one, get yourself some tickets to next year's Melbourne F1 GP
I thought that F1 displacements were 3.5L? Still, they make insane power. 600kw and the car weighs 600kg. Don't think school has changed too much since I left, so i guess that would make the power/weight ratio 1:1.
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I thought that F1 displacements were 3.5L? Still, they make insane power. 600kw and the car weighs 600kg. Don't think school has changed too much since I left, so i guess that would make the power/weight ratio 1:1.
V10s with 3.0L displacements have been F1 law since 1995 I think..

From 1989 to the end of 94 you could have at most 3.5L .. not sure on the maximum amount of cylinders you could have - engines varied between v8 and v12. Schumacher won his first championship in a v8-powered Benneton (a Ford engine) in 1994.

Prior to that you had the turbos - 6 cylinder 1.5L twin turbos! I think the McLaren-Renault engine put out 1500hp at one stage. Imagine trying to drive that. Even with power like that, lap tims were slower than the atmo v10 powered ~850hp f1 cars of today.
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