► BMW M3 V8 Engine production (S65B40)

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S65B40 /3,999 cc (244 cu in)/ Power 309 kW (414 hp) @ 8300 Torque 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) @ 3900/ Redline 8400/ Year 2007 Bore 92mm/ Stroke 75.2mm.
The S65 shares the same 92 mm (3.6 in) bore and 75.2 mm (3.0 in) stroke cylinder dimensions with the S85 V10, along with the Double-VANOS variable valve timing system and 12.0:1 compression ratio.
A conventional wet-sump lubrication system with two oil pumps replaces the three-pump dry sump system used on the V10, further decreasing weight. The alternator disconnects from the engine during acceleration to maximise power, only charging the battery during braking and decelerating whenever possible, in a system BMW calls Brake Energy Regeneration.
S65 engine with the top plastic air plenum removed to reveal the 8 individual throttle bodies.
An updated version of the Siemens MSS65 ECU (used in the S85 V10) is fitted to the V8. Claimed to be capable of more than 200 million calculations per second, the new ECU (known as the MSS60) comfortably exceeds the 25 million calculations of which the S54’s ECU was capable.The MSS60 was actually produced before the MSS65 control unit, although it was not put into production vehicles until the M3 in 2007. The newer M3 control units are manufactured by Continental and are no longer labeled Siemens.
The resulting engine weighs 202 kg (445 lb): 15 kg (33 lb) ligher than the straight-6 engine it replaces, while also being shorter.
The firing order for the S65 engine is 1-5-4-8-7-2-6-3, which is different from the typical BMW V8 firing order of 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2

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