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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-17-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By Steved
DR Feature: V8 Saloons - C63 vs M3 vs ISF + RS4 & M5

Thought you might enjoy reading DR's latest feature comparing our M3 Saloon against the C63 (with LSD and performance pack), Lexus IS-F and then bringing in the B7 RS4 and E39 M5 as a counterpoint. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-17-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,470
Posted By Steved
The 135i is a great car, perhaps one of the best...

The 135i is a great car, perhaps one of the best cars BMW makes right now, and I've driven them all. I prefer it to the 335i not for reasons of performance or value but because it feels such a tight...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 01-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,810
Posted By Steved
I disagree about the 'vastly superior' comment. ...

I disagree about the 'vastly superior' comment. I work with EVO magazine from time to time and we took an ML63, Cayenne Turbo and Lotus Elise S along to our benchmark track and lapped both of the...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 01-15-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,810
Posted By Steved
The only difference for me is that it has one...

The only difference for me is that it has one less seat than I am used to in my X5. Since I never use that middle seat, nor do I load the rear above the load cover then it does not compromise the...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 01-14-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,057
Posted By Steved
Well assuming from your profile that you have an...

Well assuming from your profile that you have an E53 X5, then the X6 is bigger... (570 litres vs 460 litres).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,138
Posted By Steved
OEM CSL wheels are not available in the US,...

OEM CSL wheels are not available in the US, although I believe the front wheels are the same as on the M3 ZCP. When I weighed my CSL wheels INCLUDING tyres they weighed 48.83lbs (REAR) and 47.48...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,138
Posted By Steved
The CSL wheels weigh just under 2kg per corner...

The CSL wheels weigh just under 2kg per corner less than the stock Z4M wheels, so less unsprung weight overall. :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,138
Posted By Steved
Here are a few more pictures that I had forgot to...

Here are a few more pictures that I had forgot to post. I should entitle them "This is what 700 of Munich's finest horse power looks like". :D

http://www.bm3w.co.uk/ug/data/500/MCPIC7.jpg ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2006, 04:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,556
Posted By Steved
I was one of the testers who performed the...

I was one of the testers who performed the comparison between Z4M Roadster and Boxster S in issue 091 of EVO magazine and also I reviewed the Caymans S against the Z4M Coupe in the Summer 2006...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,556
Posted By Steved
It didn't lap faster than the M3 CSL. The CSL...

It didn't lap faster than the M3 CSL. The CSL was lapping in 'Cup tyres' on a wet track and using a different driver.

Anyway in answer to the original question; I would choose a Z4MCoupe over...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,138
Posted By Steved
Thanks guys. To answer the main questions, all...

Thanks guys. To answer the main questions, all the additions I obtained from my friendly dealer parts manager, they're all available as BMW accessories.

You can buy the extended side skirts...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,138
Posted By Steved
My Z4M Coupe

Just arrived today and I had it delivered with OEM CSL wheels (my spare set), Michelin PS2 tyres, BMW's Aerokit side skirts and BMW's Z4 Strut Brace.

Thanks Ron for showing us all the strut...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By Steved
There's a demo car doing the rounds at BMW UK...

There's a demo car doing the rounds at BMW UK dealers that's in Monaco Blue. It's on a 3.0si with cream leather. It looks nice, but quite dark. We concluded that it looked better than Saphire...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2006, 04:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,450
Posted By Steved
I completely agree with you. I always laugh...

I completely agree with you. I always laugh when I read of someone saying Porsche and BMW are completely different classes, or that Porsche are the inherently 'better'.

I chose to buy a Z4M...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-14-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,277
Posted By Steved
The CSL times were held on a 'cold' and 'wet'...

The CSL times were held on a 'cold' and 'wet' track with Cup Tyres and unfortunately that information gets lost amidst all the cut and paste. The CSL laps within a second of the 996 GT3RS and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By Steved
Ben, take time to have a close look at the Z4M...

Ben, take time to have a close look at the Z4M Coupe and drive it along some familiar roads. It's an acquired taste and I wasn't sure that I liked it first either. But it looks so desirable in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By Steved
Ben, if you're really interested it was the...

Ben, if you're really interested it was the Cayman than felt the more enjoyable to drive immediately and the easier to engage with. That's also what I discovered when I drove it on the road earlier...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By Steved
I will set that comment aside as being from...

I will set that comment aside as being from someone that doesn't know the background to this test.

I have owned and raced Porsches for many years. I used to race a 964 RS in the UK Pirelli...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,277
Posted By Steved
No it doesn't. In order to compare the weights...

No it doesn't. In order to compare the weights of cars you need to be aware of the units being used. BMW quote their 1495kg as being the dry weight of the Z4M Coupe (DIN) plus a 90% tank of fuel,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,277
Posted By Steved
Just to get your facts straight, the Cayman S...

Just to get your facts straight, the Cayman S weighs 1340kg (DIN) whilst the Z4M Coupe weighs 1390kg (DIN) so hardly a massive difference (50kg or 112lbs). In fact the Z4M Coupe weighs 30kg (66lbs)...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,074
Posted By Steved
In addition to being an owner of some of the...

In addition to being an owner of some of the nicest BMW's of recent years I was also one of the road testers in last months EVO magazine when we took a Z4M together with an Alpina Roadster, Boxster S...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,074
Posted By Steved
Bear in mind that those of us that actually...

Bear in mind that those of us that actually bought and own an M3 CSL ended up repacing the brake discs/calipers with bespoke AP Racing 6-pots (355mm discs). Even when we upgraded the pads on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,027
Posted By Steved
I suspect it will have two temporary seats in the...

I suspect it will have two temporary seats in the boot that can be lifted up when needed. It's not big enough to have 7 permanent seats (I hope).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,027
Posted By Steved
Here are the latest ones.. ...

Here are the latest ones..


http://www.nevetas.co.uk/albums/SteveD/X52006.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/breytonX5/X5int.jpg
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By Steved
:slap: Having only ever measured with a weighted...

:slap: Having only ever measured with a weighted car it's surprising how much difference a lack of 150kg of weight can make.

Anyway, (with dunces cap firmly on) here are the revised figures.. ...
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