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      08-18-2007, 03:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by e36jakeo View Post
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.
that is true! I make a world of a difference...i could automatically feel the difference from riding in a stock e46 m3 with stock setup...and my friend's m3 with 245/275 michelin was literally night and day.

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