Monday, December 29, 2008

BMW retires the Z4 M's straight-six engine



Fantastic engines are to car people like a fine vintage is to a wine enthusiast - not just to be used, but enjoyed, savored as some of the highest expressions of the art of their creation. But like all such things, they are fleeting. BMW's S54B32 engine, the straight-six 3.2L cast-iron motivator that powered such greats as the E46 M3, the Z3, Z3 M, Z4 M, and even the Wiesmann MF3, has now headed into retirement. The final Z4s, built at the tail end of 2008, housed the last of the S54 straight-sixes, reports CAR.

 

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