Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast.
At New Hampshire, it was almost two seconds quicker than my E36 M3, as one example. The only E36s that could consistently get around me were a couple of 325s.
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I think you're sort of, kind of, almost correct about E46s vs E36s. In my experience, very close except for almost any straight that wasn't a mere short chute.
Our E46 saw just one track day. Although it was a bit quicker than our E36 had been, I pretty much hated it because of more understeer - plus the stupid rasp of the exhaust which didn't sound anything like a proper BMW from my point of view.
I really miss my e36 m3. I had one of the most rare ones, estoril blue on modena. I had some suspension and exhaust mods an I gotta say, it's the best car I've ever owned. Nothing handled and drove like that car.