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      02-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by rondocap View Post
1.) My 335 feels very planted and stable at high speeds. My porsche boxster is more nervous and wavy. I assume the m3 would be more stable then the 335?

2.) 335 feels effortless at 60+ in 4th gear, like a wall of torque pushes you as you roll on the throttle. M3?

3. In stop and go traffic, my auto 335 feels a bit heavy, almost like the torque is a bit much an then the brakes have more work to stop - not as smooth stop and go. Is the m3's higher rev nature better for this? Ie less power and smoother at slow speeds.
I had a 335 before, and the M3 wins on all counts here. My previous M3 I would get up to around 135mph on the back straight of a local track and it was nothing if not rock solid. In traffic you'll perhaps appreciate how much nicer it is without turbo-lag.

And something you can't really appreciate on a test drive: How it's a totally different car when you get up over 5,000 rpm!
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