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      01-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #29
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Drives: E92M3
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1999 VF BMW M3  [5.00]
2001 BMW M5  [0.00]
2008 135i  [5.00]
2003 M3  [3.10]
2011.75 BMW M3  [4.17]
2009 STi  [3.83]
I think this is a great comparison. Lots of things to weigh here. Straight line performance would likely be very similar if not an advantage to the S/C M3 depending on your kit.

S/C M3 advantages:
Plenty of power
RWD (I see this as an advantage)
Interior (style, comfort)
Styling? Subjective..
Manual option
Throttle response

GTR advantages:
AWD (for all-weather grip and track)
Quicker on a track
Race oriented interior, seats, etc.

For me the big thing is warranty. I know most of you don't care. But the S65 is pretty expensive. Would not supercharge my M3 for that reason - I'd go with the GTR. That said I am in no way looking for more torque, so I'm pretty happy. But if you're on a torque hunt and can afford a GTR I think you should go for it.
///M Power - 2011.75 LMB M3 6MT (fuelly)
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