BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Racewerkz Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-05-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
chenx15
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i/accord
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: yyz

Posts: 546
iTrader: (1)

Question advantage of the E90/92 M3 over the e46 m3

Other than the better look and extra HP (which is offset by the extra weight) what are the main advantages for the New M3 to the e46 m3? i am more concern for the speed, handling, gas mileage, driving experience and track driving ability. Thank you for your help.
chenx15 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
mkoesel
Moderator
 
Drives: 2015 Felt IA2
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canton, MI

Posts: 13,670
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chenx15 View Post
Other than the better look and extra HP (which is offset by the extra weight)
Not true, actually. Power-to-weight is better with the E92.
__________________
A gen-u-ine BMW eff-eight-zero with them tandem clutches in the transmission and that dad gum sun roof on the top-a da cawr.
mkoesel is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
PKL
Colonel
 
PKL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Monica

Posts: 2,467
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
Not true, actually. Power-to-weight is better with the E92.
I didn't know that, good news.
__________________
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT
PKL is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
klammer
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 11 spc gry m3 e90, 07 X5
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: chicago

Posts: 3,238
iTrader: (0)

from what ive heard the e9x is more track ready out of the box, not sure if thats true, also seems to be a more of a luxury car than the e46, for better or worse...
__________________
mods: akra evo, dinan 3.45 diff, ess akra tune, dinan stg.3, Alcon bbk, HRE P40
klammer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
smmmurf
Colonel
 
Drives: 2009 M3 Sedan 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pleasanton, CA

Posts: 2,101
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by klammer View Post
from what ive heard the e9x is more track ready out of the box, not sure if thats true, also seems to be a more of a luxury car than the e46, for better or worse...
i have both

pros: more luxurious, much more modern (electronics, sound insulation, ride w/ edc, etc), better handling balance (less understeer), much more grip, more power, steering is much quicker ratio than e46

cons: smoother so it doesn't feel as torquey down low as the i-6 does (imo), pretty big compared to the e46 (feels more like a big sedan than a sports car)
__________________
M3 Sedan - AW/Black - 6MT - no moonroof - no folding seats - RAC RG63 - clear bra by Omega Werks
smmmurf is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
chenx15
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i/accord
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: yyz

Posts: 546
iTrader: (1)

thanks guys. any stats or information i can find like a comparo between the two?
chenx15 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 04:56 PM   #7
ruff1017
Private
 
ruff1017's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 M3 6speed
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 75
iTrader: (0)

Handling, Gas mileage, Driving experience and Track driving ability.
  • Handling -less under steering, higher lateral grip , more stable at high speed
  • Gas mileage - less fuel efficiency
  • Driving experience -refined ride , updated interior (ex. navi,smartphone
integration....) , better auto clutch transmission , less engine maintenance
  • Track driving ability - better chassis creates better lap times
ruff1017 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST