What makes this car so great?????

Discussion in '2002 BMW M3 Cabriolet' started by SuprJames, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I don't understand why everyone loves this car so much. I hate running through comparision with the Vette, but the price is the same and I've seen so many people claiming that the M3 has the same performance as the Z06. Since the Z06 is in the same price range, we'll run through the stats on it. Of course the Corvette has 405 hp. and goes to 60 mph in 3.9, while thie BMW has 333 hp and goes to 60 mph in 5.4. The top speed of the Z06 is 175 mph I think, and this car's is only 155. Even though that 155 mph is limited considering the weight and gear ratio, both of which are higher than the Vettes, I seriously doubt this car can do much more than that unlimited. This car weighs nearly 600 lb. more than the Vette!! Finally, for all of you who will say, "Americans only build gas guzzling V8's with and shoves them in heavy cars", the Z06 gets 19-28 mpg while the M3 gets 16-23 mpg. So what if it uses two more cylinders......maybe BMW should also!! So what makes this cars SSSSSSOOOOOO great, because I just don't see the value!! It does have a back seat which is nice. Someone PLEASE explain!!
     
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    Well you've got your facts wrong, that one of the problems. The M3 can do it in 4.625 seconds, and I think that if the Z06 has a great time its like 4.0, not 3.9. Not to mention that the M3 and the Z06/Corvette don't compete against eachother.

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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from SuprJames</i>
    <b>I don't understand why everyone loves this car so much. I hate running through comparision with the Vette, but the price is the same and I've seen so many people claiming that the M3 has the same performance as the Z06. Since the Z06 is in the same price range, we'll run through the stats on it. Of course the Corvette has 405 hp. and goes to 60 mph in 3.9, while thie BMW has 333 hp and goes to 60 mph in 5.4. The top speed of the Z06 is 175 mph I think, and this car's is only 155. Even though that 155 mph is limited considering the weight and gear ratio, both of which are higher than the Vettes, I seriously doubt this car can do much more than that unlimited. This car weighs nearly 600 lb. more than the Vette!! Finally, for all of you who will say, "Americans only build gas guzzling V8's with and shoves them in heavy cars", the Z06 gets 19-28 mpg while the M3 gets 16-23 mpg. So what if it uses two more cylinders......maybe BMW should also!! So what makes this cars SSSSSSOOOOOO great, because I just don't see the value!! It does have a back seat which is nice. Someone PLEASE explain!!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    wow huh... i defend corvette but not this much ... and the stats are wrong bmw m3 stock does 0-60 in 4.8 sec and 1/4 in an impressive like what was it? 13 sec? thats pretty good... the z06 is only a few seconds faster... and the great thing about this is that its a bmw and a inline 6 u dont see honda or any of those small cyl engine companies doin that now do u?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    you ppl r crazy, since when the M3 doesn 0-100 in 4.8 sec ???
    BMW website: 5.2 sec
    you might get it to 5 flat, but i don't think under 5.
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    <b>you ppl r crazy, since when the M3 doesn 0-100 in 4.8 sec ???
    BMW website: 5.2 sec
    you might get it to 5 flat, but i don't think under 5.
    if the pilote is an expert and weighs 100 lbs maybe <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"></b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Jackass.

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    its like the best of everything luxury sport handling speed it cuts so evenly on all thoses characters you cant go wrong plus its a bmw plus so much more its so hard to explain, its ore than numbers, trust me.
     
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    they meant kph
     
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    First of all besides a smaller engine similar power, it's not just poer and weigt that makes the car, or performance in a straight line. There are plenty more things you can judge a car by. Luxury, Drive (as in how nice and smooth the car is,) Handling, Braking, Economy, Class + more. The M3 does beat the vette. Overall, and that's why it cots about the same. BMW are not just performance cars. Luxury style perormance, class they are a great car company. And the M3 is damn quick.
     
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    i would prefer a BMW M3 not a Corvette ZR06 cause u don't have to see only performence in a car you have too see everything a BMW m3 is much comftable than a corvete
     
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    so basicly, your just ignoring the facts and tryting to say the BMW on the front makes the car better then a Vette, thats crazy, think about it, higher weight and shorter wheelbase will never handle better, and the Vette is the same price because Americans can make fast cars cheap, while in Europe you can't seem to make a descent one for under a quarter million, excluding TVR, they are the only inovative company Europe has

    come on you know this looks just like a cavilier converable the the BMW on the front <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    so basicly, your just ignoring the facts and tryting to say the BMW on the front makes the car better then a Vette, thats crazy, think about it, higher weight and shorter wheelbase will never handle better, and the Vette is the same price because Americans can make fast cars cheap, while in Europe you can't seem to make a descent one for under a quarter million, excluding TVR, they are the only inovative company Europe has

    come on you know this looks just like a cavilier convertable with the BMW on the front <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    The vette and the m3 are not to be compared
    anyway, I would take the m3 anyday against a corvette Z06. this car is awesome, it has a gr8 design, the design of the vette is pretty old, and considering the engine, m3's is 10000000000 better than the vette's, it's only a 3.2 L6 with 333Hp while the vette has a 5.7 V8 with 400 hp.. and more of that it's a german car, at least it lasts and it wont spend it's lifetime in repair...if someday u wish to sell it, u wouldn't lose as much money as if you were selling an american car.... and finally , it's a cabrio , a luxurious cabrio...

     
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    M3 outhandles the Vette.

    Now you have a couple of cheap sports cars. US Europeans build Luxurious sports cars.
    but our 'raw/pure' sports cars out run any. all US cars
    Caterhamm, lotus, TVR, tiger, noble etc...
     
  14. Re: What makes this car so great?????

    How about the fact that you don't have to strap 2 of the 4 passangers to the hood?
    It is just plain foolish to compair a 2 seater to a 4 seater.
     
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    Nothing makes this car so great besides speed, I recently went to purchase a new vehicle, it was between this, a clk, or an sc430 (all of which convertible)... although this car is fast, it is not luxurious at all, for the amount of money spent, you can get a car which can perform slightly slower, which most of us will not even reach or need, and get the luxury to match, for those of you who are wondering.... after test drives and evaluation. I got my Lexus sc430 and am damn glad.
     
  16. #16 contedimontecristo, Nov 8, 2002
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    Re: What makes this car so great?????

    Absolutely nothing if you consider that most of them replace engines after 5000- 10000 miles and also gear box!!
    http://members.roadfly.com/jason/m3engines.htm every day a new engine failur!!! on this site
    Very dangerous if you think that a gear box that blown decent speed can block the rear wheel. They should just take them all back and have the courage to admit they have a lemmon.
     
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    These engines were all recalled. BMW will even give you a new 2002 engine for your 2001 M3. Car companies are not perfect. All companies have recalls. That's what counts, realizing the mistake, and fixing it.
     
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    I want you to determine the difference of a bad motel steak or one that you get from a Michelin Restaurant, that's what makes the BMW so fine. The motel steak fills your stomach, but the Michelin, not only fills your stomach, but you realise that it was really good.

    Best analogy I could think of.
     
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    Everything about this car is great ,look below the bonnet that engine is so powerful and on the exterior the car looks so beautiful and in the interior the gadgets are amzing and all the latest technology can be found in this car.
     

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