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      11-06-2007, 05:17 PM   #81
sajakh
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Originally Posted by footie View Post
If it was so simple as to buy a 335i or 135i and spent 10K ($20K) of performance parts and you would have the equiviant to an E92 M3 then do you not think BMW would be doing as much themselves.

You may get the performance of the M3 but as for the rest I very much doubt throwing extra cash at either will make it an M3.
For BMW, it all about maximizing profits. Why build the cheapest car that will out perform a more expensive car in their lineup? You purposely hamper the more inexpensive car with lack of performance aids ie. LSD, better oil cooler and tranny cooler, better tires (not suckflats), and better wheels.

Porsche does the same thing line up. The boxster and cayman are in reality better handling cars by virtue of their mid engine platform than the 911. They put a less powerful engine in it and no LSD. Its all about the bottom line, my friends.

We as the educated enthusiast need to be aware of this