What is faster from 0-60 and say 0-100? Just got a new 2001 z3 3.0, 5-speed, and mybrother got a 2001 330ci auto (steptronic?). Of course they are both incredibly nice cars and very different - flat out who would kick who's ass - straight line, no twisties? I am thinking my Z-3 would beat the automatics ass all day long, but I am still kind of getting used to the shifting (and bounding off the rev limiter) i know top end sucks in the z-3 but thats ok - i'll live. how often can I exceed 130 on public roads anyway?