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      03-19-2008, 08:08 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Qship View Post
Examine that power map at the top of this post. That makes for the kind of flexibility that does not require rowing the gearshift in the mountains like a Japanese high rev 4 banger.

Any respectable German carmaker will state a number that the car can make under varied pressure, moisture, temperature situations. Let the other automakers cherry pick their fastest time on the fastest day and publish that. You will be guaranteed that the German car can make what they claim in suboptimal conditions. You will also be guaranteed that when the Auto Mags get hold of the liar car, that they will struggle to meet the claimed 0-60 times if there is exageration. Car and Driver in wet conditions during an early M3 test confirms the wisdom of this methodology by almost fawning over the potential they were not able to mine due to the conditions.

All that aside the autobahn is always a rolling start, so if you can shift worth a 5h!t you will have engaged the gear that puts you at the sweet spot of the torque and HP curve. Then when the little Red Renault Clio with the plush suction cup stick toy on the back window finally gets out of the left lane you can bulldoze the loser Audi out of the way too.
Very Well Said!

Originally Posted by Indibisible View Post
Is this M3 going to have a high rev engine as the previous E46 M3 had?

E92 M3 ZCP- AW/FR w/Extended Leather) Packages: ZCP, 6MT, Fully Loaded
E46 M3 - AW/IR 6 Spd, Fully Loaded. 19'' BBS LM DBK, V-CSL C/F Bmpr, Botld, Diff, V-CSL Custum IR-CF Center Counsel, V-GTR Hood, Dixis Ti 76mm, Meisterschaft Ti Sec. 1&2, EvoSport Headers, CAI, D/A Chip, tck d/a, Alcantera Headliner with Imola Red Sttitching....

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