Welcome to Throwback Monday where we take a look at how things once were, or at least how certain famous cars were once built. This week we get to see how BMW’s M Factory assembled the legendary S54B32.
Considered at the time to be one of the best engines in the world, BMW’s 343-bhp S54B32 helped establish the E46 M3 as the model for which all other sporting coupes would be judged. The engine itself won Ward’s Engine of the Year Straight Six class for three years running in 2002, 2003, and 2004. What allowed an engine to make such power and still meet the standards of composure and durability so as to be so feted? Well, it’s possibly the care that went into its creation. … Continue Reading