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      08-10-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Ran into an M car in my M3 -- what model was it?

Monday night around 7ish I was driving on a freeway about to exit and some other BMW came up screaming beside me. I don't like letting people in front of me (yes, I'm a jerk, move on), so I floored it. It seemed like his car was at least comparable in acceleration. Then he got behind me because there was traffic in front of him, we both exited, and I turned left at the red light while he went straight.

I tried to see what kind of car it was, but I couldn't see enough. Can you guys help? Here is what I know:

1) It had an ///M symbol on the left hand side of the rear.
2) It looked like a 2-seater
3) It had an extremely long front end.
4) It had some sort of hood scoop that appeared stock.
5) It looked very new.
6) It was obviously pretty fast.
7) I think it was blue-ish if that helps.
8) It was a convertible

My best guess is that it was a Z4 M with an aftermarket hood scoop (and/or I just imagined the hood scoop). Any other ideas? That car shouldn't have been able to keep up with me, right?
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      08-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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I think the Z4M is the only M car that put the 'M' badge on the left hand side
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      08-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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Definitely a Z4M.
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      08-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #4
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2) It looked like a 2-seater
3) It had an extremely long front end.
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if it look like a penis,then it was a Z4M. Yeah that's right I went there, big whoop, wanna fight about it?

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      08-10-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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Looks like we're all in agreement. He must have had an aftermarket hood or my eyes must have seen something that wasn't there in the rear-view mirror.

Should he have been able to keep up with me? I thought those cars ran 13s?
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      08-10-2011, 04:10 PM   #6
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How did it sound?
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      08-10-2011, 04:21 PM   #7
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you need to go the track with your M3 if you "floor" it just because other people cut in front of you. chill out, drink or go have sex-
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      08-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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Looks like we're all in agreement. He must have had an aftermarket hood or my eyes must have seen something that wasn't there in the rear-view mirror.

Should he have been able to keep up with me? I thought those cars ran 13s?


yeah it will keep up with you....ran into a z3 m coupe the other night holy shit that car can move !
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      08-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #9
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you need to go the track with your M3 if you "floor" it just because other people cut in front of you. chill out, drink or go have sex-
I don't like people speeding around me to get in front of me. It's a pet peeve. I'm fine with it if they're already in front and just change lanes because they need to get over. I'm not fine with it if they are behind me in another lane but feel the need to speed up to get in front of me to exit and/or get over. They can get behind me in that instance.
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I don't like people speeding around me to get in front of me. It's a pet peeve. I'm fine with it if they're already in front and just change lanes because they need to get over. I'm not fine with it if they are behind me in another lane but feel the need to speed up to get in front of me to exit and/or get over. They can get behind me in that instance.
That means you're driving too slow.
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      08-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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did it look like this?
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      08-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #12
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      08-11-2011, 10:36 AM   #13
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Z4M runs low 13's on the ancient stock ContiSportContact (1!). Someone over at the ZPost section ran a 12.9 @ 108 or 109, or claimed to, on his stock (except tires?) M coupe.

It's slower than the e9x M3 but below 100 mph probably not a massive difference.
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      08-11-2011, 12:12 PM   #14
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It looked like this right? Vert is my moms and the coupe is my previous coupe. They are quick, quicker than an e46 m3, but arent nearly as quick as an e92/e90 m3.



Yep, that's exactly what it looked like. Thanks for helping to solve the mystery guys.
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      08-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #15
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did it look like this?
lol close enough.
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      08-11-2011, 05:31 PM   #16
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I don't like people speeding around me to get in front of me. It's a pet peeve. I'm fine with it if they're already in front and just change lanes because they need to get over. I'm not fine with it if they are behind me in another lane but feel the need to speed up to get in front of me to exit and/or get over. They can get behind me in that instance.
I think you should be driving the peniscar!!
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      08-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #17
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Reminds me of the OP.

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      08-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #18
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Reminds me of the OP.

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      08-13-2011, 03:59 AM   #19
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I loved the Z4 ///M coupe.
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I miss mine too
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