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Re: Feb02 Classic & Sports Car M3 article not (archive)

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Posted by Angus on January 20, 2002 at 11:18:09:

In Reply to: Feb02 Classic & Sports Car M3 article not all that posted by LV (OO=[][]=OO) on January 19, 2002 at 20:14:16:

i think you will also find that that e30 320i Sport uses a 2.0ltr version of the s-14 motor ie the difference in torque and hp figures (i seem to remember reading that this had something to do with the insurance rates in italy being based on motor displacement)so to keep the cars affordable they have 2.0ltr engines and were not designated as M3's.


...The M3 feature in this months Classic & Sport Car is really not that informative. If U know anything about M3 models (EVO III), ask most enthusiast do, U will find it basically repeats known information & nothing really written from a different perspective.

The real gem in the Feb issue is on p159. There is a 1/2 page article on an unknown (2 me anyway) BMW from Italy, the 2540 production run of an e30 320i Sport. It's basically an Euro 325i Sport body kit & chassis w/ a s14 engine, but only havin' 155 TRQ compared 2 the 170 TRQ found in the e30 M3. The article also state that the springs are softer & offer a less sporty ride w/ more body roll. So all U ///M wannabe(s) if U really want 2 put a ///M badge on UR e30 3 series, & don't want 2B hassled by the ///M-police, U can make a clone of the (M)320is. All U need is an front & rear ///M badge (only ///M badge on the trunk & no ///M3 emblems please), M-Technic kit & a s14 engine. I don't know if it uses e30 M3 brakes & calipers or if it has 5 lugs, but I believe it does. I hope this is informative 2 many, as it was 2 me.

LV (OO=[][]=OO)

PS- I didn't buy the mag because the M3 article wasn't that good 2 me & basically all the info from the mag on the (M)320is U can read in the above post.





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