Originally Posted by bigjae1976
An M3 is on a whole other level than a ZHP. First, the M-Lock diff. Better bushings, wider track and easy to fit a lot more rubber. The M3s oil pump nut doesn't fall off and destroy your engine. In fact, I just witnessed the 7th M54B30 (4 of them ZHPs) that have lost an oil pump nut at the track aka...destroyed engine...today.
While the M3 is about 30-40 lbs heavier stock I doubt that anyone will know the difference.
a moot point, as the 330i ZHP with an automatic transmission is much more responsive and agile car.