In Reply to: Are M3s high-strung? posted by Doug H. on January 28, 2000 at 19:41:20:
: I was reading this article about the E30 M3 which said
: that the engine had to be revved high in order to get
: any power out of it. Also they said that the M3 didn't
: sell well because the 325i was just about as fast and
: less expensive than the M3. Any comments?
You really need to drive an M3 before passing judgement and listening to others' comments. The 4 cyl. 16 valve is a high HP engine that needs to be above 4000 to seriously get going. Now 4000 RPM may seem like alot, but considering the engine redlines in the 7000K (higher with chip) range it's just beginning to stretch it's legs. The 325's are great cars but when I just look at my M3, there's no question that this is the ultimate 3 series.