M3 or Evo VI

Discussion in '2001 BMW M3' started by matt211, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    Big differences. Have read a few comparos between these two, and the M3 seems to come up with the goods. It's a broad spectrum of differences between the 2 though, and I prefer to think of the M3 as a better all-round vehicle, while the Evo VI appeals to me as a more specialised car, its focus being more towards sheer speed, and to hell with comfort. Personally, I'd take the M3.
     
  2. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    M3, easy. The EvoVI has an awfully high gearing, as it is a road rendition of a rally car, thus, the top speed isn't very high. The M3 has a pretty nice interior, compared to the usual cheap plastic found on most japanese cars.
     
  3. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    M3 for me...EVO VI is a nice car but too sharply focused. The M3 is mighty quick and a great handler, but is still a pleasure to drive everyday, contrary to the EVO's stiffer suspension and handling characteristics.<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    Yeah, and like people were talking about earlier, the Lancer is a 4WD car with rally heritage while the M3 is a rear wheel drive car that's not quite built for the same grip levels as the EVO series.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    Around a track , an Evo VI kills the m3.

    The Evo series are some kinds of street legal race cars , the M3 isn't.
     
  6. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    thats the stupidest comparo ive ever heard. go check out Motor Magazine they did a comparo between an M3 911 and one of these the M3 won
     
  7. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    M3 sports road car EVO VI rally car big difference M3 all equal settings for top speed and acceleration but with the Evo it mostly about acceleration more than top speed.
     
  8. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    to "1q2w3e" i wasn't talking about the 911, the Lancer Evo Vi and the M3.

    To Plumber, no not the rally car, the standard Evo Vi, not sure if it is sold everywhere as this but here in Australia, we got a few Evo Vi, standard from the factory, not rally cars.

    One of the Car Mags here (Wheel) did a test between the Evo and M3, the Evo beat the M3 in all aspects except road noise and top speed, acceleration & handling, the top speed seems to be sorted out with the Evo VII which gets to 250kmh.

    Just wanted to know what you guys think about the two cars head to head..
     
  9. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from matt211</i>
    <b>to "1q2w3e" i wasn't talking about the 911, the Lancer Evo Vi and the M3.

    To Plumber, no not the rally car, the standard Evo Vi, not sure if it is sold everywhere as this but here in Australia, we got a few Evo Vi, standard from the factory, not rally cars.

    One of the Car Mags here (Wheel) did a test between the Evo and M3, the Evo beat the M3 in all aspects except road noise and top speed, acceleration & handling, the top speed seems to be sorted out with the Evo VII which gets to 250kmh.

    Just wanted to know what you guys think about the two cars head to head..</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    It's hard to choose considering how the Evo VII is an awd rally car and the M3 is a luxury, sport coupe. In terms of acceleration they are both dead even with a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds. Depending on your style and your taste preference, you'll decide to buy one or the other. They are both awesome cars and sadly we only get the M3 here in North America and not the Evo VI. But I'm happy that the Evo VII is coming to North America next year. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
  10. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    Each car has some things going for it. The Evo should be much easier to drive fast in, and is a lot cheaper, while the M3 should kill it up top, is much nicer, and is much much better looking, to me at least. M3 for me.<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    M3 for sure, the Evo is nice, but mitsu's engines are just no good, they crap out early if you drive them hard. and i dont care to hear about you friends mitsu that has 300k miles on it. the Evo isnt a car you just want to tool around in, you drive it to it peak as much as you can. BMW is a great all around comp, nice luxury, great performance w/ great looks. just my opinion.<!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    m3 for better ride. evo for bouncing around on rough roads.<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    For me, the Evo only if you live in somewhere where roads are never straight, thats when the rally-tuned chasis comes in. But in the states i will take the M3 for better all round ability. Evo's Gas milage and range on 1 tank almost insane.
     
  14. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    I dont know what i would go with. The M3 is a pure sports car, but the EVO VI is basically a detuned rally car for the road. Love both cars, but if i got a family, i'll go with EVO VI, if not, definitely the bimmer. Imagine smoking some riced out civic with your family sitting in the back seat. Now that'd be fun.
     
  15. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    This is a very tough comparison, because the cars don't have a lot of "character-traits" in common...despite the fact that the numbers are very similar. You really can't beat an M3 as an all-around automobile, especially in the build-quality/luxury department, and the Evo doesn't come close in either catagory i wouldn't think. Either car would certainly get noticed by anyone you drove past who knew anything about cars, although i don't think the Evo is an especially attractive car. To its credit, i bet the Evo is a blast to drive flat-out, especially on the right road. As an all-rounder, i'd take the M3 over any car though...
     
  16. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from AndrewM3</i>
    <b>This is a very tough comparison, because the cars don't have a lot of "character-traits" in common...despite the fact that the numbers are very similar. You really can't beat an M3 as an all-around automobile, especially in the build-quality/luxury department, and the Evo doesn't come close in either catagory i wouldn't think. Either car would certainly get noticed by anyone you drove past who knew anything about cars, although i don't think the Evo is an especially attractive car. To its credit, i bet the Evo is a blast to drive flat-out, especially on the right road. As an all-rounder, i'd take the M3 over any car though...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I agree 100%.<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from AndrewM3</i>
    <b>This is a very tough comparison, because the cars don't have a lot of "character-traits" in common...despite the fact that the numbers are very similar. You really can't beat an M3 as an all-around automobile, especially in the build-quality/luxury department, and the Evo doesn't come close in either catagory i wouldn't think. Either car would certainly get noticed by anyone you drove past who knew anything about cars, although i don't think the Evo is an especially attractive car. To its credit, i bet the Evo is a blast to drive flat-out, especially on the right road. As an all-rounder, i'd take the M3 over any car though...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Very true.<!-- Signature -->
     
  18. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    the m3 wins this in my opinion.....if u want to mod ur car and put a turbo in it do it in this..not some piece of crap civic.....L8r
     
  19. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    Depends which track it is. I have seen The M3 win on one track and the Evo VI win on the next. The Evo VI would be expected to win anyway; it has a superior power to weight ratio (206kW is BS, more like 220 or 225kW) and it's also 4WD. Funny how you say the Evo series are "some kinds of street legal race cars, the M3 isn't"...last time I looked, they're both in the GT category.
     
  20. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    I'd take an Impreza STi instead (coming to US in 2003, along w/ the evo)
     
  21. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    is this comparison even legal?
     
  22. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    M3 is not race bred! How about M3 GTR in the North America ALMS series?
     
  23. Re: M3 or Evo VI

    Obviously not.
     
  24. Re: I'm gonna buy one :D

    You are right, you ARE only 13. There should be a rule that you have to have your liscence to say ANYTHING about cars. Plus, who buys EITHER of these cars for their gas mielage?
     

Share This Page