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      12-22-2020, 04:38 AM   #67
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EU models had following
S38 - 340
S54 - 343
S54 - 360 (CSL)
You've mixed the figures using different standards of measurements.
For clarification and a fair apples-to-apples comparison, here are all the configurations measured in DIN HP (aka PS):
S38B36 - 315 DIN
S38B38 - 347 DIN
S54B32 - 343 DIN
S54B32 (CSL) - 360 DIN

Granted, the CSL still had highest output NA six in the grand scheme of things, but the 'standard' spec crown still belongs to the 3.8L S38 in the final iteration of the E34 M5.

In reality, this type of comparison is basically splitting hairs as both are really good engines: 1) the S38 for being the last true heir of the Motorsport/Racing Inline-6 that spanned decades of development from the 3.0CSL to the M1 and the original M5 / M6, and 2) the S54 for being the last NA Inline 6 from BMW M, pushing the limits of what a modern NA Inline-6 can do from the factory and eventually in the aftermarket as well.


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And US models were 315 for the e34 and 333 for the e46, so still less in US trim.
Point of clarification that it's not a US trim issue but rather the 255 kW 3.8L S38B38 was not brought to market in the USA.
232kW / 315 hp (DIN) is the figure for the S38B36 on either side of the pond.
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One special item I'm surprised he missed was the a feature of the computer to the right of the radio. It had a code button on it where you could put in a number to prevent anyone from starting the vehicle. Really nice security feature way ahead of its time. I miss my E34!
I had that on my e36 M3. I thought it was great too until I came back to an empty parking space where my car used to be.
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I'd rather lay my balls across a hot exhaust manifold than listen to this guys voice.
I like Doug.

Perhaps you could start your own channel with this as your thing? You might get a cult following.
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