Originally Posted by M3takesNYC
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.