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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:22:33 PM   #41
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Default Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

The M2 fits right in size wise

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Turbo and EPS are its biggest flaws IMO. Otherwise it outdoes the e46 in every category despite its size.
M4 is also very light, all else considered. Much better chassis etc. It drives much smaller than it is. I drive an e39 and I might as well be driving a 7series with its long and plush feel.
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Old Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:26:49 PM   #43
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The M2 fits right in size wise

Also note how much bigger the e46 m3 in the front looks. Lens distortion and positioning make a big difference.
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Old Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:28:07 PM   #44
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Default Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

The f80 is better in every way then a e46 m3. No tin can rear subframe stronger diff, no vanos/valve adjustments/rod bearing issues.

Only issues Iíve heard of is the crank hub failures above 550whp


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Old Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:28:48 PM   #45
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Default Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

Take this with grain of salt.

Driven an M4 about 3 years ago, non competition. What surprised me was the accessibility of the performance envelope of the car. The torque really helps, and the shove was pretty impressive as was the sound with the optional sport exhaust from BMW. I also really liked the looks of it back then, and still do today, just a bit more muted.

Sitting in my E46, puts a smile on my face. At 8k with aluminum engine mounts, feels just amazing. But then this was/is my hero car.

Like the ones before, M4 does have appeal, can be an amazing car for daily. It's up to you and what you like. Lucky to be able to choose, luckier if you can have both. Good luck.
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Old Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:30:53 PM   #46
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Also note how much bigger the e46 m3 in the front looks. Lens distortion and positioning make a big difference.


non biased side by side pics. M4 looking good in my eyes





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m4 is better on every measurable metric. But the e46 m3 satisfies a different need on a different day.
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For daily driving M4 or M2C?
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I daily my f80 and track my e46.


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For daily driving M4 or M2C?

IMO you should always get the smallest car that meets your practicality needs. Smaller cars are more fun to drive, handle better, more efficient, etc.


So, if the M2 is practical enough for your needs, 100% M2.
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