In Reply to: Re: E30 M3 vs. M-B 190E 2.3-16 posted by Gabe Roy on December 06, 2001 at 14:20:42:
Choosing between the 190 2.3-16 and the e30 M3 is difficult since they are so similar and yet different. The biggest functional difference is the fact that the 190 is a 4 door. Given my choice I'd take the 190 for the street and the M3 for the track. I needed and auto in my street car so I got the 2.6, otherwise I'd have a 2.3-16.
Having owned and worked on both marques for years I can say that Mercedes are built better than BMWs but BMWs offer a more dynamic driving experience in many cases. Viva la difference!
Ya pays your money and ya takes your choices. The world is better off for having both marques in it.