Originally Posted by mylydiamy
From standing still, B7's power advantage is negated with its additional weight. But from +40mph roll, B7 would destroy M3 since weigh becomes insignificant at higher speed (straight driving, off course)
It actually wouldn't but DCT vs 6 speed could be the determining factor. Like he said, the M3 "usually" traps higher. On the contrary, other than magazine tests, not many people are running B7's in the 1/4 to see what they'd do on a cold day at a perfectly prepped track like the guys out there running 12.4@114 in stock M3's. I'd bet the cars are even, with the B7 having a down low advantage.
the new B7 has serious power but doesn't have the 8 speed auto (yet) so it sort of has a gearing shortfalling and actually isn't any, or hardly is faster than the older lighter supercharged 7