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      11-29-2007, 05:07 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by K3N R3D View Post
So what if the M3 weighs 3,700 lbs. Do you guys realise thats only 50 pounds more than EU spec? So the EU M3 is 3,649 lbs. Ohhhh what a big difference!!! I guess it will go 0-60 in 4.85 seconds now. Its not like the M3 was light to begin with. If it was 3,600 lbs it would still be a heavy car.

That's like paying $3,700 for a killer audio system vs $3,649. The numbers play tricks with our perception.

Oh well the M3 is 3,700 lbs I guess I better buy a Audi RS4 instead. Opps thats right...the RS4 weighs just as much.
My understanding is that the EU number is with driver and 5kg luggage. The US spec that was just released is unladen, so that should be without driver and luggage, which means the difference between the US and EU numbers are more like ~200lbs (someone correct me if I'm wrong here). If that is indeed the case, that is a noticable difference when it comes to handling.