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Re: Z3 Coupe 3.0i vs. M Coupe - Better Handler? (archive)

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Posted by JK on January 03, 2001 at 13:58:15:

In Reply to: Z3 Coupe 3.0i vs. M Coupe - Better Handler? posted by Jorge on January 03, 2001 at 08:33:00:

I have a 3.0i Coupe and I am very impressed with the power of the engine. (0-60 in 5.9 sec) I will be adding a new set of springs/shocks to further improve the handling. With the 3.0i's lighter weight it should out corner an M. The 3.0i is the only way to go for autocrossing too, since it is in a better class.

I am considering purchasing either one of these cars but I've read a lot of articles stating that the M can be difficult to drive and handle. How does the M Coupe compare to the handling of the Z3 Coupe?

I've test driven the 2000 M and the sheer "power" impressed the heck out of me, but the last 2.8 Z3 I drove didn't leave me with the same feeling when I pressed the accelerator.

In the curves, which one is easier to drive and handle? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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