Originally Posted by mkoesel
No, I believe you are thinking of the 335i, not the E46 M3. I.e. the gear box (and thus the gear ratios) for the E9X M3 and E9X 335i are identical.
damn!!!! i did not know that ... always thought the 6spd box for the E46 M3 was the same as the E9x M3 ... thanks for that info ...