1M Teaser tuned S65 DCT powered 1m3

amg6975

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Its a straight bolt up, electronics wouldn't be hard for someone like Tom from jpl, pretty sure he done it already on a customers car.
Yeah apparently the MSS60 has no issue driving the S85, and has all the DCT stuff already baked in. Definitely a couple of them around. If my S65 ever meets its demise I'm definitely putting an S85 in my car.
 

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Not that easy to put a s85 in, the subframe is completely different than s65 and doesn't bolt up to our cars
Yeah, and the oil pan needs to be modified to fit around the steering rack but making it fit isn't really an issue, as long as the electronics work.
 

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It will be much cheaper and better to get a hard top m6 and stick a dct in that than trying to massage it all into a 135, engine is just to heavy and the wheelbase to small for a v10.

It would handle like shit unless all you want to do is drift and it would be a handfull at the best of times.

But it is the sweetest sounding engine to date from BMW.
 

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It will be much cheaper and better to get a hard top m6 and stick a dct in that than trying to massage it all into a 135, engine is just to heavy and the wheelbase to small for a v10.

It would handle like shit unless all you want to do is drift and it would be a handfull at the best of times.

But it is the sweetest sounding engine to date from BMW.
But why not the M5. Then you can stick you homies in the back with comfort.
 

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IMHO the cars have become pigs. The beauty of the 1 series is the compact size. I saw people doing this stuff with 318tis ... ruining perfectly balanced cars. As marty points out, one factor is wheelbase. And there are others.
 
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