BMW M3 / C32 AMG - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 07:00 PM
n00b
 
bmw_545i_v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: CANADA, vancouver
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bmw_545i_v8 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bmw_545i_v8
(Thread Starter)
which car will win? i want to know because some magazines say C32 is faster and some say M3 is faster, so i want to know the true answer. thanks.

<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m34-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m32-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab7-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab8-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

the BMW M3 is better at the straight but the AUDI S4 is better at the coner.
bmw_545i_v8 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 08:12 PM
4th Gear Member
 
Bmw1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: St. Joseph Michigan
Posts: 967
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bmw1990 can only hope to improve
Send a message via AIM to Bmw1990
Actually my friend u are in luck. Road and track did a comparison between the M3 and a C32, there was a audi s4 also thrown into the mix. I read the article and the M3 beat the C32, but loss to the audi.... remember road and track does the whole car not just performance. When i was looking through the article the showed the 0-60 times and 1/4 mile, and slalom, trac times etc....The M3 scored perfect scores in all those categories and blew away both the audi and the c32. So performance wise the M3 will smoke the C32. This comparison is somewhat unfair being that the C32 is a 4 door. The C32 has more horsepower, but the M3 is lighter. So on the track the M3 will win hands down!! As R&T said the M3 is like andy roddick serving 140 mph serves, while the C32 is compared to the grace and touch of John Mcenroe.

here is the article
http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?se...mber=1&preview=

<img src='http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4284/bmwlogo2new17jy.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Black 4 door 1990 325i
15&quot;x7.5 Ronal LS-wrapped in 205/50-15 Bridgestone Potenza G009
Bmw1990 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 02:09 AM
n00b
 
bmw_545i_v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: CANADA, vancouver
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bmw_545i_v8 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bmw_545i_v8
(Thread Starter)
so how is the audi S4?

<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m34-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m32-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab7-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab8-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

the BMW M3 is better at the straight but the AUDI S4 is better at the coner.
bmw_545i_v8 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 01:55 PM
1st Gear Member
 
545ismg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SOCAL BABY
Posts: 166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
545ismg is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to 545ismg
///M3...wtf is a c32

545i SMG Delivered June 13, 2004= PREMIUM SOUND, PDC, HUD, NAVIGATION, SHADES, ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS, ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-46-1092097472.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Sig by: SKAWFUL
Other cars...
2003 MBZ E500...Pewter Silver... delivered January 2 2003
97 RANGE ROVER...Purchased 10-10-04
91 318is
93 325i alpine white
545ismg is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 03:00 PM
4th Gear Member
 
Bmw1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: St. Joseph Michigan
Posts: 967
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bmw1990 can only hope to improve
Send a message via AIM to Bmw1990
Quote:
so how is the audi S4?
The S4 is the slowest of the three. It does 0-60 in 5.4 secs, and the quarter mile in 13.9 @101.2mph. Its also the heaviest of the group. So if u are looking for straight up performance the S4 is not the way to go. But if u want a luxury liner with a 340 hp V-8 to take the kids to soccer practice in style the S4 is for u. If i had the money i would buy the M5 over the S4 if i wanted a 4 door.

<img src='http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4284/bmwlogo2new17jy.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Black 4 door 1990 325i
15&quot;x7.5 Ronal LS-wrapped in 205/50-15 Bridgestone Potenza G009
Bmw1990 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 03:15 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gulelin is an unknown quantity at this point
Also depends on where you live. Remember that with AWD the S4 can be driven year round.

Titsilver metallic 2004 330 Xi 6speed manual
Gulelin is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 03:04 AM
n00b
 
bmw_545i_v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: CANADA, vancouver
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bmw_545i_v8 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bmw_545i_v8
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by Bmw1990@Jul 17 2004, 02:40 PM
Quote:
so how is the audi S4?
The S4 is the slowest of the three. It does 0-60 in 5.4 secs, and the quarter mile in 13.9 @101.2mph. Its also the heaviest of the group. So if u are looking for straight up performance the S4 is not the way to go. But if u want a luxury liner with a 340 hp V-8 to take the kids to soccer practice in style the S4 is for u. If i had the money i would buy the M5 over the S4 if i wanted a 4 door.

u know, the M5 is for the S6 not the S4.

<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m34-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m32-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab7-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab8-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

the BMW M3 is better at the straight but the AUDI S4 is better at the coner.
bmw_545i_v8 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 03:06 AM
n00b
 
bmw_545i_v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: CANADA, vancouver
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bmw_545i_v8 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bmw_545i_v8
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by Bmw1990@Jul 17 2004, 02:40 PM
Quote:
so how is the audi S4?
The S4 is the slowest of the three. It does 0-60 in 5.4 secs, and the quarter mile in 13.9 @101.2mph. Its also the heaviest of the group. So if u are looking for straight up performance the S4 is not the way to go. But if u want a luxury liner with a 340 hp V-8 to take the kids to soccer practice in style the S4 is for u. If i had the money i would buy the M5 over the S4 if i wanted a 4 door.
u know the S4's traction could be better then the M3 because the S4 is AWD. i think the M3 is better in straight and the S4 is better at the coner.

<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m34-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/bmw/m32-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab7-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> <img src='http://www.highresautoimages.com/audi/s4cab8-small.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

the BMW M3 is better at the straight but the AUDI S4 is better at the coner.
bmw_545i_v8 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 03:30 AM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Slvr e39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 3,867
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Slvr e39
For not being all wheel drive, the M3 is a beast in handeling... it is cheap to compare a rear wheel drive to an all wheel drive. I was in an 05' Subru WRX STI the other day (yes, I said 2005, cannot even buy it yet but this one kid had it) and we went crazy in it. I have never driven or been driven that crazy, it would definatly take the m3 in handeling. The kid also owns an 02' M3 coupe (his name is M3smurf on e46fanatics.com) and he says that the STI is faster. Sorry about off topic...

Dinan Stg 2 Phoenix Yellow M3
Slvr e39 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 11:47 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
kid667's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Salt Lake Shitty, UT
Posts: 605
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kid667 is an unknown quantity at this point
Great article BMW1990, thanks!

But you'll notice that the M3 is the real winner because it kills the other two in every category except exterior styling (totally disagree), interior styling (agree), seats (who f*cking cares), and luggage space... the only really noteworthy area it lost in was ride.

In fact, the rating system adds everything about the car itself up and at that point the M3 was up 13 points, but then there was a "price rating" where it somehow docked the M3 15 points for being $5,000 more than the S4 ($55k vs $50k) and ended up losing the overall by 2pts.

Whatever... someone's getting a bonus check in the mail from Audi!

Kid

<img src='http://myspace-197.vo.llnwd.net/00195/79/17/195587197_l.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kid667 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
H&R Cup on an E36 Convertible RJHD3 3-Series (E36) 7 10-19-2005 02:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome