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      08-23-2007, 09:58 AM   #11

Drives: '86 325e
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: outside boston MA

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Originally Posted by hotrod182 View Post
Correct, my biggest upsets were racing from a start with the 335i. It has great low end advantage. Just about all my lost races were roll-ons. The stock 335i is definitely deficient in that area, relatively speaking.
i would also think the 335i (especially xi version) would be better from a standing start as well.

it's not hard to figure out why either. a modded e46 m3 is going to have way more hp at higher RPMs (and a higher redline) than a modded 335i.

the 335i definetely will have more torque at an earlier RPM (500lb/ft at flywheel @ 2300RPM is possible), so it really should win the battle early, only to be killed once the M gets into its powerband.

just my thoughts