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      03-31-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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m3 v m6

any thoughts regarding getting a 2008 m3 vs getting a 2006/2007 m6?
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      03-31-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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The M6 might be faster, but I personally think the M3 is sexier.
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      03-31-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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M6 = grand tourer, gas guzzler, sexy v10 sound
M3= balanced sports car, lighter, tighter, newer.
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      03-31-2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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My choice was a car that can do well at the track versus a cruiser. They're very different cars intended for different things

M6 is a really fast car, but not nimble and quick feeling like an M3. You know the weight is there. But both are great cars to own
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m3 cause it looks better.
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      03-31-2009, 02:57 PM   #6
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No point on me writing a reply here, everyone knows my opinion on these two cars already.
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      03-31-2009, 03:07 PM   #7
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M3 all the way.
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      03-31-2009, 04:16 PM   #8
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just wondering, how would a m3 with a tune, header back exhaust, pulley and filter against a stock m5 or m6 on the hwy??? i know theyre beasts on the hwy.
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      03-31-2009, 06:09 PM   #9
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They're completely different cars. I wouldn't compare them.

The M3 is the better car based on what I like. Drive them back to back and see what you like more.

People argue cars way too technically on this sub-forum (I don't have to name the three people, you can probably guess their names). It's more than just numbers.
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      03-31-2009, 06:56 PM   #10
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just wondering, how would a m3 with a tune, header back exhaust, pulley and filter against a stock m5 or m6 on the hwy??? i know theyre beasts on the hwy.
Ive pretty much got everything you're talking about but I would definately be surprised if I could keep up with an M5 or M6 on straights. Ill be close to a stock m5 in horsepower but Ill still probably be about 150 foot pounds of torque short.

I would definately love to try it on a long enough straight but I wouldnt put my money on me.

p.s. AA pulley and AA Ecu tune will be done this friday to complete my performance mods.
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      03-31-2009, 07:34 PM   #11
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new m3 vs used m6
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new m3 vs new m6
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      03-31-2009, 11:28 PM   #12
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new m3 vs used m6
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new m3 vs new m6
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Not quite tracking your logic. An M6 ate my lunch... could have been operator error on my part however.
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      03-31-2009, 11:35 PM   #13
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Not quite tracking your logic. An M6 ate my lunch... could have been operator error on my part however.
It's not an error on your part. Any M3 owner would need a pair of binoculars to see the M6 in a head to head race on the street. Maybe they're close in 1st gear, perhaps 2nd (like many, many cars are), but 3rd gear up it's bye bye.
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      04-01-2009, 12:09 AM   #14
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The M6 might be faster, but I personally think the M3 is sexier.
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      04-01-2009, 02:32 AM   #15
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Maybe not as much difference as you'd imagine.

Track .................................................. ......M3 (E92) ---M6
Nordschleife ...............................................8:0 5--- 8:07.76
Tsukuba .................................................. .1:05.8--- 1:07.434
Hockenheim Short .....................................1:14.3--- 1:14.4
Vairano Handling Course ............................1:20.9--- 1:22.157
Bedford Autodrome (pre 06/2008) ..............1:26.6--- 1:26.40
Oschersleben .............................................1:47. 2--- 1:46.9
Virginia International Raceway.................... 3:05.6--- 3:10.0
Zolder .................................................. .....1:49.3--- 1:46.94
Autozeitung test track................................ 1:40.1--- 1:40.0
Balocco .................................................. ...2:56.5--- 3:00.70
SportAuto wet handling test....................... 1:32.4 ---1:31.0

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Discipline .......................................M3 (E92)-- M6

0-100 km/h acceleration...................... 4.6--- 4.5
0-160 km/h acceleration ......................9.4 ---9.5
0-200 km/h acceleration .....................15.2 ---13.2
Quarter mile time ..............................12.5 --- 12.4
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      04-01-2009, 08:38 AM   #16
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M6 reminds me of a catfish
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      04-01-2009, 11:55 AM   #17
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Not much difference?

1st and 2nd gear maybe, as many many sports cars are similar.

3rd gear and up... see below.

Got binoculars?

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      04-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #19
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any thoughts regarding getting a 2008 m3 vs getting a 2006/2007 m6?
Since they are the same price and this is an M3 forum my bet is most people here would get the M3.

The M6 has a couple more luxury options, larger interior (at least the front), more exclusivity and a more powerful engine. The M3 is lighter, handles better, get's better gas mileage, can have 4 doors and revs higher. The bigger engine is nearly a wash with the lighter weight such that both cars have near the same acceleration.

I like 4 doors, handling, I'm not huge and the options in the M3 are plenty. When given the choice, I'll take better gas mileage too if all else is the roughly the same.
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      04-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #20
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M3...hands down
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      04-01-2009, 01:43 PM   #21
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They're very different cars intended for different things

But both are great cars to own
I agree. I've driven an M6, but I prefer the M3. I'd rather own an M5 over an M6.
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      04-01-2009, 01:55 PM   #22
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M3...hands down
Yes, and that simple statement is packed with a lot of meaning!

Makes this whole subforum almost silly... as if there's going to be an unbiased discussion of M3 vs. XYZ.
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