Originally Posted by SP330
If you are so inclined to increase the already stellar performance of the 335i to match or exceed the M3's, it wouldn't be hard and certainly wouldn't cost that much money.
Forget lightweight panels. BMW introduced the N54 to save weight and fuel. You really think the V8 in the M3 will be light?
The only reasons (logically) to buy the new M3 would be:
3. to have everything come out of the box, albeit on the very heavy side
A properly modified 335i would yield a lower price, insurance premium, and fuel bill, all while equaling or surpassing the M3's performance in a less pretentious package. Sounds like a winner to me.
I agree with you completely. I mean suddenly everyone's trashing the 335's suspension like it's the same as a civic's. I want to hear exactly what UNBELIEVEABLE suspension mods the M3 has that it's so IMPOSSIBLE for the 335 to reach. Sway bars? Coilovers? Strut towers? Come on now, don't talk shit and not be able to back it up.