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      06-04-2008, 02:51 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by BlackJetE90 View Post
With your theory everyone should be driving Miata's.

The only way to see the M3's peak power, is if you ring out the motor. You simply can't drive at high rpm's all day in the M3.

The C63 is far more suited to be a daily driver. All the torque is delivered around 2,000 to 3,000 rpm.

Unlike the M3 which peak power is at 8,300 rpm.
No...not when discussing two cars with different build philosophies...

And who was talking about peak HP, I said that you can truly never extract the full HP or speeds of either of these cars on a daily basis safely...but 8400 RPM in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, at speeds < 80MPH in the M, I would take any day over the C63...

I wring out the S54 everyday, have with both of my E46's and have yet to have a problem...and I'll take BMW reliability over Merc's, as would numerous reliability testers...

You go from comparing peak HP to Trq...the M3's torque band is wide and flat...it is actually the one huge improvement they made with the S65 over the S54, which was seriously lacking...if you think ~300lbs tr isn't sufficient for daily driving, and the availability of it over a wide band, then to each their own...

But there is a reason the C63 is less efficient than the E9X M....