E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by flatpopely » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:39 pm

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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by YNWaN » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:04 pm

Red is the only no cost colour option - the blue is a lot nicer though.
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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by Jamster » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:35 pm

flatpopely wrote:I have had two and it's successor the E92.

I'm convinced it's the best sports car of the last 30 years.

Thoughts?
Then I think you are wrong. It may be a good sports car.....
But Im sure a Nissan GTR (and a host of others would pee on it).

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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by YNWaN » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:01 pm

In terms of outright acceleration but that doesn't necessarily make it the better car.
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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by flatpopely » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:45 pm

I know two guys who went from E46s to GTRs and whilst bonkers fast were not as well balanced all around as an E46 M3.
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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by Jamster » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:23 pm

What exactly do you mean by well ballanced. ?

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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by flatpopely » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:25 pm

The relationship between speed, chassis, steering, brakes etc are balanced. The E46 M3 is by any measure a supremely well balanced sports car; one of the best. An example of an unbalanced sports car is a 996 GT2.

Have you driven an E46 M3?
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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by Jamster » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:04 am

Well I would think for the GTR to lap the Nurburgring in 7.08 as opposed to the E46's 8.22 it must be pretty damn balanced indeed.
I heard the driver got out at the end and had time (1.14) for a quick pint and a fag before the M3 crossed the finish line. ;)

Have you driven an E46 M3? - I have not.
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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by flatpopely » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:21 am

All the electronics in the GTR made it quick, better balanced no.
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Re: E46 M3 - best sports car ever, discuss.

Post by Jamster » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:25 am

Now Flat you are starting to talk shite........ :roll:

Take a nice deep breath and just admit the E46 M3 Is far from the best sports car ever.

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