In Reply to: Real difference b/t 2.8L & M versions posted by Kwan on June 13, 1999 at 06:43:00:
The Euro-spec M goes 0-60 in 4.9 secs, the 2.8 does the trick in 6.2 seconds. Difference in performance? YES!!
Everything I've read suggests that the 2.8's ride is somewhat plush. Car and Driver did an article on the Z3 2.8 Coupe -- which has the same suspension as the 2.8 Roadster. They said the ride was softer, and perfect for a daily driver.