Originally Posted by ZiMMie
It doesn't matter how you word it.
The next time i do a job on an m52 motor the require me taking out the throttle body, ill take some pics/vid for you.
The throttle Butterfly on an M52E46 its not electronic controlled.
If you are wondering what connects to it, its the TPS which is built inside the actual throttle.
This'll be the last I mention this as I don't want to take this thread too far off topic and I have no desire to start an argument with you Zimme as I know that you aren't an idiot.
Read this doc for an overview of the Siemens MS42.0 system used in the e46 M52. It clearly shows that the throttle uses a motor driven throttle with input from the cable.