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#1 (permalink) Old 12-30-2003, 06:34 PM
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i'm either gonna buy a 330, or a 540. which one would be better racing wise, also luxurious wise? and what can the 540 beat in a race with a manual?
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Racing? You mean autocross or time trial? For these purposes, I would guess the 3 series would be a better choice. Weight to power ratio is important. The 3 series (in my opinion) is more nimble where the 5 series is more a high speed cruiser (though the 540 is very fast from a standstill). However, in cornering a fully suspensioned 3 series can probably out maneuver the 5 in a tight course such as an autocross.

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well i'm talking like 0-60. the 330i would beat the 5 series?
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