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      03-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #19
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Drives: 2011 MR E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Denver, CO

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Originally Posted by M3takesNYC View Post
I actually edited my post as I calculated the ratio with FD multiplied by in gear ratios and the m3 has a slight advantage in 1st but from 2nd-4th they are equal gearing. 5th and beyond the m3 has a huge advantage but those speed do not come into play.

The m3 really should have had more aggressive gearing for gears 1-4.

But the speed of the dct alone makes up for a ton of extra weight the m3 carries. Its about 250 pounds heavier
As far as I remember a 360 CS is about 600-700 pounds lighter than our cars. It curbs at 2850 pounds.. So I'm surpriced at how easy this M3 pulled on it.