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Point well taken, but.... (archive)

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Posted by Afshin - 99 M Coupe on April 19, 2000 at 15:37:08:

In Reply to: Safety and cost posted by Horst on April 19, 2000 at 14:38:28:

1. The 911 also has to abide by the same government safety regulations.
2. The 911 also has stereo, CD changer, power windows...
3. Look what the use exotic materials in the Z8 did: nothing. It still weighs ~3500 lbs! I remember when the prototype Z07 came out, BMW projected curb weights well under 3000lbs, which would make sense given the use of light components, but that didn't happen.

I agree that in general BMWs handle weight very well, but imagine how much better it would be if they weighed more on par with other sports cars.

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