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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 Sat, Nov-14-2009, 05:45:09 AM   #21
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mine is 3280 with 1/8th tank of gas, magnaflow exhaust and ltw battery and flywheel. all options except heated seats.
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Interesting thread. When I corner balanced I was at 3330 lbs exactly with 3/4 tank and driver ballast. Lightweight factory freak? I wonder what I'm missing hehe.

I have full leather/power/heated interior, no weightloss mods, yes sunroof, only mods are ASTs and 16 lbs apex wheels.

I did enjoy that exact # though: M3, 333hp, 3330lbs.
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Old Sat, Nov-14-2009, 07:12:22 PM   #23
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too bad it didn't weigh 3 lbs more
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Old Sat, Nov-14-2009, 07:41:36 PM   #24
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3308 with 1/2 tank, no driver: Ground Control susp including sways, ssr 18x9.5 rims, no subwoofer, 'fix-a-flat' removed, no sunroof, manual seats and 6mt.

If I can get a decent exhaust system and ltw battery, that's another 70+ lbs removed. Ltw seats would remove another 50+. Closing in on 3150 would be nice!
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3380 lbs with oem zcp's and every other option except heated seats.
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What good is a light car if the driver is over 200 lbs. kinda defeats the purpose.

<185lbs. club.
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What good is a light car if the driver is over 200 lbs. kinda defeats the purpose.

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I don't see how that's relevent. A lighter car is a lighter car to drive, regardless of driver weight.

At 0% body fat I'd probably weigh 220 lbs. Does that mean I should only drive heavy cars? At <185 I'd be afraid of getting beat up anywhere I went
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I don't see how that's relevent. A lighter car is a lighter car to drive, regardless of driver weight.
Except that system weight is what matters... but it does suck if you are a bigger guy for optimizing power to weight... at 6'4" and 195lbs I am thin as can be with very low body fat %, but I will have to remove my back seat and a fair amount of the interior to have the same system weight as a horse jockey guy in a stock car identical to mine.

But then of course I CAN remove my back seat and a fair amount of my interior, while the horse jockey guy WILL NEVER be 6'4" and 195lb so when we get out of the car to live the remaining 99.9% of life that matters, I think the scale tips in my favor (pun intended)

I really want to weigh my car, but still haven't found a good place to do it.
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System weight is what matters but a lighter car is still better, regardless of your weight.
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System weight is what matters but a lighter car is still better, regardless of your weight.
Agreed, but the point of the driver as a potential source of excess weight is still relevant, albeit not to the weight of the car
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