Re: BMW M3 vs. Covette

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

  1. not another comparison to a vette! but i'll take the M3
     
  2. m3 hands down, da vette is Xtremely overrated
     
  3. m3 hands down, da vette is Xtremely overrated
     
  4. M3's are heaps betta
     
  5. u said it bro! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  6. Do you know statistics? That is a pretty biased post. If you check the stats the Z06 actually drinks less fuel than an M3! OK, some American cars do suck but not the Z06 Vette.
    I do agree with you on the cops thing though.
     
  7. Nicely said, +1 if I could.
     
  8. Uhhmm... Please don't use best times tested for M3 against worst times tested for Z06. The Z06 is definitely faster than that!!
     
  9. The Z06 and M3 are both around 50k. The 911 Turbo is over 100k. And the Corvette could still keep up with it. The 911 turbo would win, but not by much.
     
  10. Anyone who would take an M3 over a ZO6 is a total moron.
     
  11. not really, if you wanted a luxurious daily driver, the m3 would be better.

    but your right, anyone who wanted a performance car who bought the M3 over the Z06 is indeed a total moron
     
  12. the corvette also beat it in the road & track test
     

  13. The specs u guys use for the M3 are all wrong...
    The M3 does around 0-60 4.9(top gear,evo etc tested it)
    and 0-100km/h it does in 5.1sec, yes it does 250km/h with the limiter, get the limiter off and the M3 will go 285km/h just like a 911(996) and everybody knows the vette's top speed is 274km/h.

    M3 owns the vette, also every other today M car will beat it...
     
  14. Once again people go comparing apples and oranges. Its the usual Corvette vs the world argument again, too. I've always been curious as to why people always seem to pick the Corvette to compare to their particular dream car. Oh wait, thats right, Corvette is THE standard for comparison when it comes to performance for the price.
    As for people like Prince of Eternia: I have no idea where you got your stats, I think they're from 1973. Sorry bud, its 30 years later and Vettes are now equipped with 5 speed autos and 6 speed manuals. You're right about the leaf spring, its actually front and rear. The thing is, the spring is composite and lasts for 10 times the cycles without sagging.
    Personally, if I was married and my wife wanted a sedan, I'd buy her a 3 series BMW. It has style and decent materials. However, if I wanted performance and the looks to go with it, I'd buy a Vette. On the track, I'm quite certain the Vette would win, its a different class of automobile (check where Vettes and M3s sit in series like ALMS).
    About OHV versus OHC, technically speaking, BMW has been improving on technology thats been around even longer than OHV. You can't qualitatively state that one is superior. Perhaps the Chevy V8 is slightly more inefficient, but I guarantee you it'll last longer than the BMW I6, and will be easier to fix if it breaks.
     
  15. The specs u guys use for the M3 are all wrong...
    The M3 does around 0-60 4.9(top gear,evo etc tested it)
    and 0-100km/h it does in 5.1sec, yes it does 250km/h with the limiter, get the limiter off and the M3 will go 285km/h just like a 911(996) and everybody knows the vette's top speed is 274km/h.

    M3 owns the vette, also every other today M car will beat it...

    It doesn't own the vette... It will be pretty close with a regular C5, if it's a Z06 the M3 will be owned. 0-60 in 3.9, M3 can't compete with that, and top end is pretty close as well.
     
  16. 0-60 in 3.9...like hell the ZO6 does that
    usually tested in the 4.5-4.7 range
     
  17. You are not at all accurate... the Z06 usually tests 4.5 or lower, not 4.5 to 4.9, the regular C5 is more in the 4.9 range... and the fastest time that was produced in a Z06 on record that I've seen was by GM's own driver, who did get a 3.9 to sixty run (appeared in car and driver, not sure which issue)
     
  18. Look at SeanVette post on this topic and you will see that he is right. LOL! he said everthing i would say before me. I think SeanVette is my long lost twin lol we think the same, car wise that is.
     
  19. M3 all the way
     
  20. I don't know where you kids get this stuff from but the M3 vs the ZO6 would be a very close race however sadly I think the ZO6 would win but I'd still rather have an M3
     

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