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      12-27-2006, 06:06 PM   #23
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I drove a 6sp 335i. Was impressed in some areas but not the ones that really matter. I liked the looks, interior, comfort and convenience features (cool stuff like brightening brake lights on hard braking, turn following head lamps, seat belt extender, comfort access, etc.) but did not like the sound (almost none), clutch (felt like an econobox clutch), steering, suspension etc. Car does not feel fast at all (perhaps a benefit for some). Many of these things were certainly not bad (less the clutch) they were just luxury oriented rather than sport oriented. I do like a car that can have both but the balance toward luxury is way too far for my liking.
It felt like a rocket shit compared to my E36 M3 so I dont know what your talking about (and it should be given that it is basically 1 second faster in every regard). I went over 120mph without even realizing or trying. The interior is great. The seat belt extenders need to go. The comfort access is the $hit!

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It felt like a rocket shit compared to my E36 M3 so I dont know what your talking about (and it should be given that it is basically 1 second faster in every regard). I went over 120mph without even realizing or trying. The interior is great. The seat belt extenders need to go. The comfort access is the $hit!

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Compared to an E36 M3, it is fast. It still doesn't have the speed or prowess of the E46 M3 and will fall sharpely south of speed and prowess of the next generation M3.

It's a fast sedan with a linear powerband. It's not a sports car, nor was it marketed as such.
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It's a fast sedan with a linear powerband. It's not a sports car, nor was it marketed as such.
Lap times and acceleration times show otherwise, but don't let facts get in the way of the ///M badge.
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      12-28-2006, 02:05 AM   #26
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It's a fast sedan with a linear powerband. It's not a sports car, nor was it marketed as such
The 335 I drove had only two doors

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History has been that the top of the line non-M model is roughly the equal of the previous M.

The e36 328is ~ E30 M3
The e46 zhp ~ E36 M3
The E92 335 ~ E46 m3

Just history repeating itself. The problem is always the floppy suspension of the non-M car. Not that the M is exactly stiff.
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