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      04-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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M3 vs. Z4M Coupe with Bolt-ons

Had a run in with a Z4M while down in Mexico:



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      04-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Doesn't the Z4M use the same engine as the E46 M3? Not really much of a competition then.
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Doesn't the Z4M use the same engine as the E46 M3? Not really much of a competition then.
My E46 M3 with full bolt ons and 4.10 gears ran 12.70s@110mph...no slouch.
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My E46 M3 with full bolt ons and 4.10 gears ran 12.70s@110mph...no slouch.
Plus it weighs 300 lbs less
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Looks about right. I owned a modified Z4MC and although it was faster or felt faster than my E46 M3, I can say its not as fast stock VS stock with my E92 M3.
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Had a run in with a Z4M while down in Mexico:
Is your M3 modded?
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That's consistent, if a bit closer, that the difference between my Z4M Roadster and my E90 M3. The M3 is quicker 0-60, considerably faster overall and handles better than my Z4M Roadster was.
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I preferred my Z4M's handling around shorter courses vs. the M3. It also "felt" purer. The Z4M also seemed to pull harder down low. M3 was obviously faster, and once it was FBO + tune, it was much faster. Z4M's with header back exhausts and tunes can get up to 315whp, which with its lower weight can do well against many other cars.
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That's consistent, if a bit closer, that the difference between my Z4M Roadster and my E90 M3. The M3 is quicker 0-60, considerably faster overall and handles better than my Z4M Roadster was.
Do you find the M3 as fun to drive or responsive as your Z4M?
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Yes, aside from steering weight and the fun of three pedals, I find the M3 dynamically superior in every way. I have an M-DCT and now wish it was a six-speed true-manual, that and the M Roadster's steering weight would make my M3 perfect.
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Z4M's with header back exhausts and tunes can get up to 315whp, which with its lower weight can do well against many other cars.
Thats got to be STD not SAE and not a realistic dyno. Cat backs and a tune maybe 10rwhp at best. My E46 M3 with SuperSprint headers, 100cpi cats,no resonator midpipe and Borla mufflers made 302rwhp/246lb ft.of tq SAE. Now my car with software probably got close to 310rwhp after this but thats about it. This is on a dyno where bone stock E46 M3s were dynoing 270s, some in the 265-270 range.

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