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      04-25-2007, 11:48 PM   #1
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Anyone know the Steering Ratio for the new M3??

I'm hoping for some nice quick steering. Not Buick-style.

13.9:1 or less and I'm happy.

Anyone heard anything??

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      04-26-2007, 01:19 AM   #2
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I'm hoping for some nice quick steering. Not Buick-style.

13.9:1 or less and I'm happy.

Anyone heard anything??

You can really be happy: 12.5:1

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      04-26-2007, 01:36 AM   #3
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You can really be happy: 12.5:1

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No way!!!

Freaking AWESOME!!!

Thank you...... where did I miss this info? You have inside info, don't you?
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      04-26-2007, 02:31 AM   #4
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what did the e46 have and csl?
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what did the e46 have and csl?
E46 was 15.4:1, CSL and ZCP were 14.5:1
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      04-26-2007, 03:30 AM   #6
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You have inside info, don't you?
No as posted some time back: http://www.bmwusa.com/NR/rdonlyres/E...new_BMW_M3.pdf
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      04-26-2007, 12:51 PM   #7
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Excuse my ignorance, but if a lower steering ratio is 'better', then why don't they make all their cars 10:1 or what have you?
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      04-26-2007, 01:10 PM   #8
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Excuse my ignorance, but if a lower steering ratio is 'better', then why don't they make all their cars 10:1 or what have you?
The lower the steering ratio, the agiler the steering; but a low steering ratio also makes the car a bit nervous. That's great for a sports car like the M3, but If you're driving a comfort orientated car, you also expect the steering to be less nervous/immediate- So a higher steering ratio makes sense. Some don't like it to get a response from every bit the steering wheel is turned...

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No way!!!

Freaking AWESOME!!!

Thank you...... where did I miss this info? You have inside info, don't you?
As swamp stated showing his habitual style that's part of a document that told all the technical data some time ago.

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As swamp stated showing his habitual style that's part of a document that told all the technical data some time ago.

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YAY for agility :rocks:
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While on the subject, does anyone know the steering ratios for the competition i.e. RS4, C63..?
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      04-26-2007, 04:06 PM   #13
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While on the subject, does anyone know the steering ratios for the competition i.e. RS4, C63..?
RS4 13.10:1
C63 isn't out yet, couldn't find data for the clk63 either...

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RS4 13.10:1
C63 isn't out yet, couldn't find data for the clk63 either...

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you can assume the C63 will be about 17:1.
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      04-26-2007, 05:01 PM   #15
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you can assume the C63 will be about 17:1.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Now let's just hope the M3's isn't too boosted. According to the various dealer info/files that have been posted, it sounds like the M-Drive button has an option to "heavy-up" the steering.

With a 12.5:1 ratio, it's obvious BMW wants to keep this car razor-sharp! That should avoid the "bigger, heavier, softer" criticism.... but we might see some "too many electronics" criticism, since we might have a lot of options for adjusting how the car feels. You know those auto-journalists... they just want to hop in and drive, since they only get a day or so with the car. They never could understand i-Drive.... but I digress.....
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That is good news on the steering ratio - can't wait to experience it.
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      04-27-2007, 10:03 AM   #17
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What is the diameter of the E92M3 and 335i steering wheel?
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      07-05-2007, 03:38 AM   #18
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Now that the C63 is official I thought a little update would make sense.
Here we go with the steering ratio of the "BIG 3":

M3: 12.5:1
RS4: 13.1:1
C63: 13.5:1

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Can't wait to see/hear some official comparisons and not a bunch of conjecture on which will out-perform the other based on 0-60 times and hp/trq numbers.
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Can't wait to see/hear some official comparisons and not a bunch of conjecture on which will out-perform the other based on 0-60 times and hp/trq numbers.
This is a steering ratio thread...
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Now that the C63 is official I thought a little update would make sense.
Here we go with the steering ratio of the "BIG 3":

M3: 12.5:1
RS4: 13.1:1
C63: 13.5:1

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Explanation? So what does that all mean, officially.
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