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Jason
04-01-2002, 08:55 PM
Highlights:
Lambo Murcielago roadtest
Hamann 360 Spider, Hamann Z8 and Techart 911
M3 vs. M3GTR (racing)

1st thing I noticed about the Lambo specs is this thing is DAMN heavy. Heavyweight class at 4020Lb. Even with the added HP it ran the same acceleration specs as the Diablo 6.0 (0-100=8.7 0-=12.0@121) but suffered on the skidpad due to it's weight. (Murc- 0.91g vs. Diablo 0.99g).

Again R&T praised the M3. One comment that was strange though "With more horsepower and torque, and one of the industry's sexiest exhaust notes, the engine alone is worth the price of admission". The folks at R&T should visit here and see everyone spending big $$ on mufflers and resonators trying to remove the rasp ;-). One compliant was the steering, "The steering, on the other hand, could stand some firming up and a bit less power assist. It lacks some of the trademark feel of previous M3s, instead coming across as overboosted and a little on the light side. This probably doesn't hurt lap times around a racetrack, but it certainly affects the overall driving experience on a day-to-day basis. This has been a common complaint of E46 owners in general, so let's hope BMW has been listening." The gist of the comparison was that the M3 and M3GTR shared very little in common and are "worlds apart".

sirchman
04-01-2002, 09:21 PM

Speedi
04-01-2002, 09:36 PM

admac
04-01-2002, 10:27 PM

t00h0t - 02 LSB SMG
04-01-2002, 10:29 PM

Gary B.
04-01-2002, 11:08 PM
about the steering. I think that's the first criticism of the M3 steering response and I just don't agree.

eatapc
04-01-2002, 11:31 PM
but it is a bit numb compared to the previous M3. The rasp from
the exhaust is incredible.

s.s
04-01-2002, 11:51 PM

tiggs
04-02-2002, 01:38 AM

M3Bruno
04-02-2002, 05:02 AM


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