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Re: M3/4 vs. S4? (Longish, and PLEASE no flames!) (archive)

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Posted by Bruce on October 19, 1999 at 23:29:00:

In Reply to: M3/4 vs. S4? (Longish, and PLEASE no flames!) posted by Steve on October 19, 1999 at 22:38:42:

: M3:
: -Sportier feel
: -Much more appealing/aggressive exterior styling (I know..very subjective)

: S4:
: -Quattro
: -Seemingly more value for the buck (in terms of features, options, etc.)
: -Comparatively cheaper and easier to modify (a simple chip upgrade from TAP boosts bhp/torque by ~80 each!)

you DO realize this is the E46 forum right? The E46 M3 is not out yet and is not a competititor to the S4. The E36 M3 (the one you are probably thinking of) went out of production in September.

do you really NEED quattro where you live?
any data on the life expectancy of the engine with the increased boost a new chip adds?

: P.S. On a slightly different note, is there ANY possible way to convert your car's transmission to a clutchless manual? Does anyone know of tuners that specialize in this, and whether manual or automatic is better suited for this conversion? (I'd imagine it to be manual)

a clutchless manual using a manual is basically IMPOSSIBLE aftermarket...there are some Euro tuners that have kits to make a "tiptronic" for regular auto cars


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