Thread: M3 vs 335i
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      02-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #115
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Originally Posted by gorun View Post
With the prices you've got in the States there is no excuse to buy a 335 and modify it if the M3 is available especially now with the DCT coming. You don't find any M3 owners going to the 335 forum but only the other way around, that must be saying something to you! If you need to justify your purchase to yourself, do it in bed at night! nuff of this nonsense.
Whatever. There are a ton of M3 owners on the 335i forum.

Apples-for-Apples, the M3 is still $20K more expensive.

The bottom line is this, the M3 got beat by a modded 335i in the only magazine comparo there is. The M3 is slower than a modded 335i in every category. BMW themselves admitted how close they are by welding the 335i differential housing, a tactic used as a desperate last resort. Even the magazines are saying if you want a driver's car, wait for the 135i tii. BMW screwed up with the too little, too late V8 engine. They screwed up with mandatory active steering and lesser floating caliper brakes than what is on the 135i (proper 6 pots). They screwed the pooch on this one, and only M fanbois think otherwise.

Last edited by sdiver68; 02-03-2008 at 01:41 PM.