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Posted by Gilbert on November 28, 1999 at 18:39:30:

In Reply to: Final Drive Ratios same with Auto, WHY? (more) posted by Keith S on November 28, 1999 at 14:09:25:

I think you are looking at it wrong. I believe the 328i ratio of 2.93 is the way it is so that it didn't compete with the remaining '99 E36 M3. The 328i manual was is hindered by it's ratio. I theorize that you may see the 328/330 get a different ratio once the E46 M3 is out. Keeping the manual 328/330 a full second slower than the M3, and a full second faster than the 323/325. Just a theory.

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