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Old 03-24-2020, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Overboost View Post
Can't go wrong with the M54. I am currently at 189,000 miles and headed for 300,000 miles with minimal maintenance.

Slightly underpowered as you point out but unless you are racing the car next to you, a solid decision.
Yes, after working 15 years on many M52 / M5TU / M54 vs M62 / M62TU, the inline 6 is my favorite.
I was also never a fan of air ride. My understanding that air ride was optional on 3.0 and the one I'm looking also doesn't have it.
Another cool thing about 3.0 I'm about to check out (hopefuly this weekend) is the 08/06 production date which puts it one of the last ones built. Real oem shows 09/06 as the last month of production.
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