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      08-14-2007, 09:43 PM   #10

Drives: 2008 M3 6 Speed MT!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern CA

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Originally Posted by southlight View Post
Here's what the UK Press release says:

I'm not sure what that means. Close to 8:00 or just closer than 8:15, which already an 8:14 would be?

Best regards, south
The improvement in the OEM tires on the E92 M3 over those on the E46 M3 alone probably account for a 5 second/lap improvement in lap times. Michelin PS2s on the E92 are a much grippier tire than the old Pilot Sports or Contis that the E46 came with. Plus the new car runs stock 245 fronts vs. 225s in the E46.

I sure would hope the new car (with an extra 80 HP over the old car) would be able to drop at least 13 seconds on a 13 mile course.
Driving sideways: It's not faster, but damn it's more fun!