BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

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.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 12:56:31 PM   #21
outkast
Registered User
 
outkast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 877
Reputation: 0 outkast is on a distinguished road
Location: Atlanta

Wallis & Futuna




Default

my car is completely stock. upgrading from a honda civic, this car is pretty damn fast.
Jump to top outkast is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 01:13:51 PM   #22
BG M3
memories...
 
BG M3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 344
Reputation: 0 BG M3 is on a distinguished road
Location: Philly

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caz View Post
no, the M3 isn't really that fast... i consider a car that runs mid-low 13s in the 1/4 mile to be respectably quick, but not really "fast"

a c6 zo6 is fast


i have a '02 RSX Type-S that runs high 13's (@102) with just bolt-ons, full interior, even with spare tire, etc... with a 50 shot, it's low 13's (@108)...and well, it's an RSX.

anyway, the M3 is not that fast to me in a straight line, but it is definitely fast enough to be seriously respected. also, like others have stated...it's pretty damn fast when driven properly through the turns though.
__________________
2007 IS 350
2007 CBR1000RR
2004 CB/Cinn 6MT coupe (R.I.P. 4/8/08)
2002 RSX Type-S (sold 7/5/07)
Jump to top BG M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 01:49:52 PM   #23
SammyXp
Registered User
 
SammyXp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Age: 43
Posts: 1,508
Reputation: 0 SammyXp will become famous soon enough
Location: Winston-Salem

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampbmw View Post
...idk, i mean i know it aint a drag car, but sometimes i feel that it isnt jerky fast like i expected it to be/wanted? any other thoughts?
How jerky fast did you expect it to be? The car has about 10.2lbs/hp. You knew that when you bought it. Maybe you mistook the driving pleasure that M3 owners have vocalized for jerky fast?
__________________
Jump to top SammyXp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 02:28:30 PM   #24
mashoutposse
Registered User
 
mashoutposse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 955
Reputation: 0 mashoutposse has disabled reputation
Location: Queens, NY/Bay Area

United States




Default

The car is deceptively fast since it's so smooth. Find an open area and try to redline 4th gear; it pulls forever all the way to 135MPH / 8000RPM. Above 100, the car is still pretty awesome for a 2001 design. Think about all of the AMG and Audi S cars that have fallen by the wayside since then...

The car is very fast for passing manuevers (you can beat 95% of cars on the road to whatever spot you desire), but it's starting to show its age when it comes to actually lining it up with someone. It still beats a decent number of cars, but now actual effort is required
__________________

Stock as a rock. Again.
Jump to top mashoutposse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 02:34:42 PM   #25
stephentross
Geaux Tigers
 
stephentross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 645
Reputation: 0 stephentross will become famous soon enough
Location: Houston

United States




Default

Go drive your moms car. Then hop in your M3.

I did it. One of the 1st things I noticed was the pull the steering wheel had from front wheel drive. When I floored her chevy cobalt it pulled to the right. and thats all it did. It accelerated very slowly, I felt like I was in slow motion, or pause! Made me appreciate the M

Rent or borrow someones car for 1 week. Then drive your BMW. love all over again
Jump to top stephentross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 02:37:24 PM   #26
SammyXp
Registered User
 
SammyXp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Age: 43
Posts: 1,508
Reputation: 0 SammyXp will become famous soon enough
Location: Winston-Salem

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephentross View Post
I did it. One of the 1st things I noticed was the pull the steering wheel had from front wheel drive. When I floored her chevy cobalt it pulled to the right. and thats all it did. It accelerated very slowly, I felt like I was in slow motion, or pause! Made me appreciate the M
This is why front wheel drive 'sports cars' crack me up.
__________________
Jump to top SammyXp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 02:48:20 PM   #27
Bapple
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 31
Reputation: 0 Bapple is on a distinguished road





Default

I have a solution for you. Go out and buy a 1987 Buick Grand National, build the motor, put in a large turbo/injectors, race tranny, drag radials, and run the boost at about 25 psi on 110 octane. This is what I did.

When I wanna feel fast from a dead stop and acceleration or go to the dragstrip, I hop in the Buick

When I wanna run the mountain roads here in NC or head to Virginia Int'l Raceway, I hop in the M3.

Just get the best of both worlds.

Problem fixed.
Jump to top Bapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 03:03:59 PM   #28
cntrvrsy
44
 
cntrvrsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,417
Reputation: 0 cntrvrsy is on a distinguished road
Location: NY

United Nations




Default

I can understand what the op means. Some days my M feels sluggish while other days it feels crisp and has that extra pull. Some days I need the sport mode and some days I don't. Like yesterday for example... I didn't have the sport mode on and my car felt like a rocket. Perhaps 4.10s are the way to go for the lack of torque off the line.
__________________

sig engineered by Fcukupayme
Jump to top cntrvrsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 03:11:51 PM   #29
sleeks
Registered User
 
sleeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,661
Reputation: 0 sleeks will become famous soon enough
Location: Northern Suburbs/Chicago

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bapple View Post
I have a solution for you. Go out and buy a 1987 Buick Grand National, build the motor, put in a large turbo/injectors, race tranny, drag radials, and run the boost at about 25 psi on 110 octane. This is what I did.

When I wanna feel fast from a dead stop and acceleration or go to the dragstrip, I hop in the Buick

When I wanna run the mountain roads here in NC or head to Virginia Int'l Raceway, I hop in the M3.

Just get the best of both worlds.

Problem fixed.
I love Grand Nationals....come close to pulling the trigger on buying one about 5 different times.

What does yours run in the 1/4
__________________


2002 ///M3 - Steel Grey/Black 6MT

Installed: Beisan / APEX / Dinan / PFC / Stoptech / Redish / Bimmerworld / AKG
Jump to top sleeks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, May-25-2007, 03:41:50 PM   #30
bavboym3
Smurfed out since cub scouts
 
bavboym3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,003
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 bavboym3 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

I think mine is slow.. but she is fast enough..
__________________

ST coilovers - Status front Spoiler - Porsche Brembo 996 Calipers -
ZCP Rotors - BSW Stage 1 audio - JL audio sub/amp - Nav update mod - Black grills/gills -
Seibon CSL Decklid - Vorsteiner Diffuser- CF Headlight Trim - RAC 19's- Cinnamon Guts -
Amber's - Magnaflow Muffler w/rasp terminator - Borla section 1 -
Macht Schnell hard elbow intake.. more to come..
]
Jump to top bavboym3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Stock S and X Pipes Fast! Beach_Bum Parts for Sale/Wanted 2 Fri, Oct-20-2006 01:37:22 PM
WTB: Stock S and X Pipes Fast! Beach_Bum Southeast 0 Thu, Oct-19-2006 02:15:25 PM
I need an e46 M3 poster...fast tripower E46 M3 (2001-2006) 1 Fri, Oct-13-2006 01:35:57 PM
Anyone have a video of a stock e46 m3 racing another stock e46 m3 with Gears???? Spdwrks Member Photos and Videos 10 Sat, Jan-21-2006 12:11:46 AM
How fast should a stock 6 speed E46 ///M3 run the quatar mile? M Power e46 E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11 Fri, Oct-15-2004 02:01:36 AM



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing is the stock e46 m3 really that fast? in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - 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. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)