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BlueAngel M3 Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:07:45 AM

Which E36 M3 is lighter? Sedan or Coupe?
 
What is the curb weight of the M3 sedan and Coupe?

fitchesbass Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:10:07 AM

I would think coupe stock for stock. Esp. if the coupe doesn't have a moon roof.

Sedan is said to be stiffer.

KnudsonsM3 Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:14:38 AM

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Originally Posted by fitchesbass (Post 3103368)
I would think coupe stock for stock. Esp. if the coupe doesn't have a moon roof.

Sedan is said to be stiffer.

Proof?


Curb weight for coupe and sedan i belive is 3175.

Mine weighed in @ 3140 with 1/2 tank and full interior and spare.

BleedsBlue Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:15:32 AM

3175; They weigh the same. At least, close enough that the options on specific cars make the difference. Automatic is heavier than manual, etc. The cars are also the same length exactly, the sedan is just a little taller. The sedan is said to stiffer because it has actual B-pillars, and two more doors (acting as more bracing)

BlueAngel M3 Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:17:34 AM

Some guy told me the sedan was but he couldnt confirm that. However BMW did race the sedan and not the coupe so maybe???

BleedsBlue Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:24:08 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueAngel M3 (Post 3103374)
Some guy told me the sedan was but he couldnt confirm that. However BMW did race the sedan and not the coupe so maybe???

I think that was more because of racing rules, but I've heard from everyone the sedan is stiffer, because of the above reasons. Personally my dream E36 M3 would be a sedan; because of said stiffness, looks, and the fact there is no weight difference.

fitchesbass Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:28:50 AM

^ different suspension... are you sure about that one?

BlueAngel M3 Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:30:22 AM

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Originally Posted by BleedsBlue (Post 3103387)
I think that was more because of racing rules, but I've heard from everyone the sedan is stiffer, because of the above reasons. Personally my dream E36 M3 would be a sedan; because of said stiffness, looks, and the fact there is no weight difference. US sedans have slightly softer OEM suspensions than coupes though

My original plans was to buy a coupe but not many were around. I am patient :whistle: but when I saw this paticular sedan I just fell i love! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/...201ac6.jpg?v=0

Anubis Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:32:52 AM

I personally don't like the look of the E36 M3 sedan. I do, however, love the E90 M3 (sedan). :clueless:

BleedsBlue Sat, Jun-21-2008 04:33:19 AM

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Originally Posted by fitchesbass (Post 3103399)
^ different suspension... are you sure about that one?

No cancel that, edited my post. It was something I read on M Registry but mis-remembered. What it actually said was US M3s of all types had less aggressive OEM suspensions than Euro M3s of all types:roll:

Another ghey thing about NA cars. Whatever I love my car.


The first E36 M I saw/drove was a white on black sedan with LTWs... So the sedan is where my heart truly lies. I don't know about the E90, seeing both coupe and sedan in person I think I like the E92 more


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