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?
In answer to your question,yes and no.Let me explain I've been lucky enough to own several 325i's and they are fantastic cars they are great around town and you can almost drive them like an automatic by which I mean you can potter around in fifth and not have to worry,the torque they have is one thing I really miss about them.They're are also fast and reliable and easy to maintain.On the other hand an M3 is a different car all together it is faster much more agile and more fun,don't be offended.Are they highly strung yes,they cost a lot more to maintain and service and are more fickely.I use mine everday and find it a good and acceptable daily driver,you have to rev it more to get around but thats fine because it's an engine that loves to be reved.I also get better mileage out of it than I did with my 325 Touring!.I would say to anyone with a 325i wishing to trade up to an M3...go for it!!!.These cars are very addictive and you will want to drive them quick down a desserted A road at high speed and at the end of the drive you can go and pick the kids up from school and go and get some shopping from the shops and the M3 will do it all without protest!!!!