If I honestly felt that the S54 engine without some MAJOR modifications to the engine, be able to reliably handle F/I, I would've kept my M3. Jeez, there's been hundreds of S54 engine's self destructing STOCK. To my knowledge, BMW has never fully explained why, let alone positively address the issue.
If the engine is redone to handle that extra power, it would be prohibitively expensive for the setup. Remember, the S54 engine is pushing the envelope of technology, so it's not an easy/inexpensive engine to modify, unlike the LS6 in my Z.
Additionally, has anyone priced out a new S54 engine from BMW? :huh:
2011 X5 M-Sport 3.5i
2010 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
2010 GSX-R 750
2003 C5 Z06
LS7 427CI w/ECS Novi 2000 : Caravaggio Widebody and Full Leather & Alcantra Interior
903rwhp/815rwtq : 10.3@152mph