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View Poll Results: Given the performance potential of the new 335i...M3, or 335i?
E90/92 335i 6 35.29%
E90/92 M3 11 64.71%
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brand spankin' V-8 m3

I don't know if anyone has had an opportunity to post spyshots of the new M3 or not. Here is a little taste for those of us who are anticipating it's release.

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It looks cool, and it has more HP, But it's kinda sad. If what they say is true about 0-60 time 5 sec. Cause I'm pretty sure the e46 does 0-60 in 4.7. corrrect me if i'm wrong. (p.s. i guess there's always S/C)
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It is a little dissapointing, not that I would ever complain if a set of keys happened to come my way though! I would have expected more from the new v-8. I heard a rumour the power numbers would be higher, closer to 450(to be closer to the new S4)...must have been a bad source, off with their head!
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sorry but 335i is a wrong move on bmw part if they want to protect their M cars
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Why do you say that? Too much power for a non-M with the turbo'd 6? It looks like it would be a real kick-ass car(the 335i) with great performance numbers.
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Why do you say that? Too much power for a non-M with the turbo'd 6? It looks like it would be a real kick-ass car(the 335i) with great performance numbers.

That's just the problem. The 335i is one chip re-flash away from equal horsepower to the M3. Let's see, buy the M, or buy a much cheaper 335i, spend $500 on a tuner software set, and spend another $3,000 stiffening up the suspension. If I feel really flashy, I'll also spend some money upgrading the differential. All of a sudden I have a car that can perform just as well as an M3 for much less than an M3.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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All of a sudden I have a car that can perform just as well as an M3 for much less than an M3.
For as good as the 335i looks, and with the relatively minor modifications, you can get yourself one helluva' car. Especially if you can do most of that yourself. You guys think BMW shot the M3 in the foot with this one?
Good poll question.

Now, if they bolt a S/C on that V-8, it's a completely different story...
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e46 m3 looks better any day of the week
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Granted, I agree completely...but that's not the question, you silly people.
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That's just the problem. The 335i is one chip re-flash away from equal horsepower to the M3. Let's see, buy the M, or buy a much cheaper 335i, spend $500 on a tuner software set, and spend another $3,000 stiffening up the suspension. If I feel really flashy, I'll also spend some money upgrading the differential. All of a sudden I have a car that can perform just as well as an M3 for much less than an M3.

That's true, but, I'm sure within 6-9 months of the new M3 coming out, some performance shop (ie: Dinan,AA) will come out with S/C and other bolt-ons.
But I agree with M3uond on that the 335i is really only a hair away from M3 potential.
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that m3 looks way more sleeperish
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