29th October 2007, 02:14
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kingdom of Sweden
BMW M3 DCT Sedan / Limousine
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My M5 was about close or even with the new M3 = kills the Audi RS4 sedan, humiliates the RS4 avant.
I drivethe Vishnu V2 and you cannot compare it to the M3. I LOVE the M3 handling and I have serriously ache in my arms now fro msteering so much a full weeekend with the M3
You just want to push and push and poush the car n the corners and the 335i is just a different level, it feels like an even mroe comfortable E39 M5 with less gas response and steering feedback. But straigh line at low temperatures the V2 is a beast, for sure! But the buyer of a 335i and a M3 are totallt different,s the cars are night and day different is my impression. Specifically, steering feedback, handling feedback, throttle repsonse and chrachteristics.
Originally Posted by JIDEX
Hmmm...just as I suspected (and posted earlier on a previous thread of Gustav testing the new M3).......BMW will live to regret entering the V-8 engine class with such a weak weapon
The new M3 - is going to have a really really tough time competing in this class. It's underpowered by about 20hp at least.
The modded 335 beat all the cars except the M6 and 997TT - (to which it lost by about 5 car lengths)
I own a 2005 M3 and I think BMW should have done what Porsche is doing and improve upon that brilliant in-line 6 period.
They could easily get 400hp out of that engine , but instead are in a HP war with AMG ( and losing by the way).
Lets see how powerful a 415hp V-8 M3 looks in just 1 year!!
Who wants to be in the new M3 and have a guy in a chipped 335i take you. Insult upon injury! Kudos to the 335i
Nothing beats the v-10 engines in the M6 and M5- not even a chipped 335i.
Great job putting this event together Gustav as usual- excellent work. I think the vids are a foregone conclusion - unless I missed something here.
I definetly will not be getting the new M3- plus I bet BMW will be releasing a version of that engine with forced induction in the not too distant fututure in a galaxy far far far away