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Translated M3 test Drive (archive)

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Posted by M/Pat on November 19, 2000 at 11:40:19:

In Reply to: M3 test Drive posted by Lotus on November 18, 2000 at 05:51:12:

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The BMW m3 always had the appearance of a reference as regards truck sporting, dynamic and general-purpose, rigorous and comfortable it cut a reputation with the height of its ambitions. Turbo tested for you this new version which does not miss a temperament.

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If this third generation remains faithful to the lines of series 3, the designers added to him some specific elements external with in particular expanders of wings, small side grids way Z8 and rims of 18 inches out of alloy equipped with broad extra tires. This new m3 lengthened of 6 cm and widened of 7 cm compared to the preceding version in order to propose a more roomy cockpit. The cockpit remains unchanged. Only the seats sports with electrical regulation with memory of position or the management report inherited M5 come to perfect this unit

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Although it weighs 110 kilos more than its elder, m3 did not lose anything of its swiftness and the feelings of control which it gets. The arrival in series of ESP (electronic system of assistance to control) and of the bridge postpones car-blocant, in addition to the antipatinage, makes the flexible pipe and easy. The soft and precise direction makes it possible to connect the turns without never needing to anticipate. Only the suspensions postpone too stiff are missing to him. As regards security, nothing to repeat, braking with ABS remains as making safe as preceding m3. The conditions of sporting control would have been optimal if BMW had equipped its racing car with one limps 6 reports/ratios with sequential controls at the wheel. We await it impatiently!

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The BMW m3 is equipped with a mechanics much more generous. However in spite of the arrival of 22ch additional the poids/puissance report/ratio is lower than the preceding version. However, with its 343ch, the 6 cylinders 3,2l of 24 valves has sufficient power to satisfy more require conductors. Performances: - maximum Speed: 250 km/h - Average consumption: 11,9l to the 100 km -0 to 100 km/h in 5,6s -1000 meter standing start into 24,2 S 600 specimens are reserved for France as of Mars 2001 and each one of them is invoicees 375.000 F what to calm, perhaps, the heats!

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