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Old Thu, Mar-13-2008, 06:19:06 AM   #41
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i know this might be a newb question... but why is the e46 m3 faster when the e36 evo is lighter and only 12bhp less? Did bmw just gear it differently so the e36'ers wouldnt' humiliate their new found e46 m3 customers?
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i know this might be a newb question... but why is the e46 m3 faster when the e36 evo is lighter and only 12bhp less? Did bmw just gear it differently so the e36'ers wouldnt' humiliate their new found e46 m3 customers?
Euro spec e46 has 343hp and eurospec e36 is often said to be somewhat optimistically rated
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i know this might be a newb question... but why is the e46 m3 faster when the e36 evo is lighter and only 12bhp less? Did bmw just gear it differently so the e36'ers wouldnt' humiliate their new found e46 m3 customers?
it also caters to a slightly different customer.
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I'm sorry, but the info about the GT is wrong.

There were only 356 GT:s made, and then there were another 50 Individual GT:s.
It doesn't have any kevlar, but it does have optional aluminium doors (most of them have it) carbon details in the interior, other cams, Twin oil pick up and baffled sump adjustable front splitter , motorsport strut brace, Anthracite interior trim with seat center parts, door inserts and grab handles in Mexico Green Nappa Leather. Forged alloy wheels, Compression ratio of 10.8:1, etc etc.
And the 295hp was at 7100rpm
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nice job on the write up! just wana mention that all of these m3's are still m's and are not very different from each other in acceleration.. m3's that were made in 1995 with s50b30 engines suppose to be a .2 sec slower that s52b32 96-99 m's. however the engines from 95 are alot more simplier, long lasting, and easier to work with!! sum of my frineds think that 95 m3 usa is faster than 96-99 m3 USA.l. what u guys think about it? cuz i dunno
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nice job on the write up! just wana mention that all of these m3's are still m's and are not very different from each other in acceleration.. m3's that were made in 1995 with s50b30 engines suppose to be a .2 sec slower that s52b32 96-99 m's. however the engines from 95 are alot more simplier, long lasting, and easier to work with!! sum of my frineds think that 95 m3 usa is faster than 96-99 m3 USA.l. what u guys think about it? cuz i dunno

Hdz up the OP date is from 04....but the 95's have less torque and are said to be slower then the newer E36's. Also the 95's are saidto have retainer valve issues. a lot of the 95 owners do not agree w the knwn issues but i guess it is somwhat proven.
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