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Re: Some help from the M5 Owners? (archive)

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Posted by Paul on January 16, 2000 at 19:47:44:

In Reply to: Some help from the M5 Owners? posted by Mike on January 16, 2000 at 18:42:36:

: ...the only drawback is size the m5 is slightly larger and had standard 4 doors

Yes, "slightly" is the key word. The M3 should be within 2% of the interior space of the M5 since the E46 sedan is 90.8 cu ft and the M5 is 92.5 cu ft. Oddly enough, the E46 also has a bit MORE leg room in the back seat.

: ...i say lower the hp to 300 that way it will be a larger performance gap that is directly related to the 20k price difference?

A 340HP M3 will lag behind some chevy's and dodges on the market if it can only muster a 4.8 second 0..60. Why concede performance leadership even more? I haven't heard anyone argue a 5 series should be slower than a 7 series because it is $20k less, so why treat M3 and M5 differently?

One last word of advice, probably would be a good idea not to put the suggestion about lowering horses on the M3 board unless you want to start a war ;-)




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