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New M5 and M3 stored 2 blocks from my house... (archive)

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Posted by andy s. on September 27, 1999 at 12:15:55:

In Reply to: Re: European M in the US? posted by Bruce on September 26, 1999 at 18:42:26:

: : Some guy in my town has a blue M-coupe right from Europe. Are they allowed in the US? And if so, why does the US offer a different version??? He saw my coupe and I asked him if his was much faster than mine (just out of curiousity) and he said "no, maybe once you get over 100 mph range". Anyway...

: he must be a diplomat of have some kind of exemption from the emissions rules, but yes you can get a Euro spec car here but the cracks are is true the Euro spec cars have similar perf under 80mph (I have heard a BMW employee say "both the US spec and Euro spec cars have neck snapping acceleration under 100, the Europ spec car still have neck snapping acceleration over 100mph" the Santa Monica airport. I saw the M5 about 6 months ago when leaving Home Depot in Marina Del Rey. The M3 has been spotted chasing the M5 down the 10 West heading toward the mountians.

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