Stolen from MSC F1 engine testing Output of the BMW P83 is over 900 bhp. Maximum engine speed is 19,200 rpm. In a race, engine speed is limited to 19,000 rpm. Idle speed is 4,000 rpm. The engine weighs less than 90 kilograms. The air intake volume is 1,995 cubic metres per hour. Maximum piston acceleration is 10,000g. Piston speed peaks at 40 metres per second and averages 25 metres per second. Exhaust temperatures of up to 950 degrees are reached. Maximum air temperature in the pneumatic system is 250 degrees. The engine block and cylinder head are made of cast aluminium and are manufactured at the BMW Formula One foundry in Landshut using a special thin-wall casting method.