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      11-09-2008, 04:50 AM   #7
IS350 to IS-F to M3 and M4
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"Our M3 convertible doesn't lose much ground through the quarter-mile, which it dispatches in 13.0 seconds compared to 12.9 in the sedan and 12.7 in the coupe. The convertible's 107.9-mph quarter-mile speed is much slower, though, as the M3 sedan hits 111 mph while the coupe is at 112 mph. Were this hypothetical drag race to continue beyond the quarter-mile, the M3 convertible would eventually fall farther behind. Even less flattering is the realization that we've timed a BMW 335i coupe with an automatic transmission at 13.3 seconds at 105.9 mph."

Hmm, these numbers are a bit worse than expected. And interesting to see they didn't get any better times with the DCT vs. the manual?

Of course I still can't get over how great the E93 looks, as mentioned speed and handling isn't all it's cracked up to be when you've got the air and sun in your face!