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dcpmark
07-06-2001, 12:19 AM
Per BMW's 2001 M catalog, the convertible does 0-60 in 5.4, and
the coupe is 4.8. The only difference I can see from the specs is
that the convertible is 370 lbs more with a .03 difference in Cd.
Does this seems right to you guys??

StoneWalk
07-06-2001, 12:33 AM
Nearly 400 pounds is indeed worth about 4 tenths of a second in a 60 mph sprint. Put 3 adults in your honda civic and see if you can't feel a drop in performance.

The numbers you quote sound a little further apart than what we're used to. 4.8 for the coupe and 5.2 for the cabrio is a common number - but it really all depends on conditions, driver, equipement levels, altitude, track surface, inclination to abuse the drive-train, etc.

Both are plenty fast. Sub 6.0 second cars are great fun, and splitting tenths of seconds will rarely matter unless you go to the track to race.

No Mercy
07-06-2001, 05:10 PM
Basic rule of thumb ... for every 100 lbs of extra weight you need 10 more hp to make the same numbers. I have a cab and drove a coupe over last weekend. There is a noticeable difference.

Where are those Dinan upgrades?


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