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#1 (permalink) Old 09-19-2004, 01:41 PM
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hi guys

i am trying to gather some information of your experiences with the m3. ex. what cars have you beaten and by how much. and if someone could say what is faster from a highway roll m3 or the mb c32????

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Different league, but for what it's worth, I smoked an RX-8 off the line, and when I slowed down and he attempted to pass me (dunno why...) I flipped the paddles twice and he didn't even reach my rear bumper before I took off. I don't know "how much" that would constitute, but it was a serious ass-whoppin'.

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ya rx8 are slower than the old m3 no competition for the e46
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Performance-wise, it's not really fair to compare the M3 to the RX-8. The Mazda only looks fast, but when it comes to numbers, the M3 is either double everything or better looking.

A more useful comparison would be to something like the North American STi, which can beat a Mclaren right off the line. Thing is, STi's look immature and are usually driven by little kids, which is nothing to the classy and stylish aura of the M3.

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1/4 mile in low 13's high 12's, top speed limited to 155...if you're looking for a drag car this is not the right one...get a mustang or something,

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[QUOTE]1/4 mile in low 13's high 12's, top speed limited to 155...if you're looking for a drag car this is not the right one...get a mustang or something[QUOTE]

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mustangs may be fat in a straight line but when it comes to twisty roads the m3 is the king but its no evo8
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A more useful comparison would be to something like the North American STi, which can beat a Mclaren right off the line.
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No really, there was a car comparison chart somewhere and it showed the STi leading for like 20 feet.

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let it be the sti may be a little fast but it has no luxury whats so ever
the only thign that can touch the m3 is the c32 or s4 but i dont like the s4 much
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300hp STI vs 333hp M3
1) 0-60, they both 4.8 or 4.9sec, so they r the same.
2) highway, M3 wins becuz he got more hp.
3) STI is not lexury, and it has no shit. M3 more comfortable, the interior, GPS etc.
In conclusion, M3 is better undoubtly.
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Oh btw,
M3 vs C32 and S4

on highway, C32 might be faster cuz she got more hp, S4 might be same with M3 eventhough S4 got 7more hp than M3, becuz S4 is AWD, AWD is usually slower than rwd.

C32 is 5.1sec, S4 is 5.3sec, M3 is 4.8sec
so u know who better in 0-60
C32 and S4 are 4door sedan, not sport, so they not cool compare to M3
M3 better in enjoying driving, C32 good for sitting, S4 good for winter cuz its AWD, lol
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