Thread: Z4 Roadster (E85) warning lights
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:18 PM
lgmyers lgmyers is offline
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Mein Auto: 1997 2.8 Z3
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Originally Posted by tohbi View Post
recently, i very nearly purchased a 2000 m model but chose, instead, a '97 2.8. with 190 hp and over 200 ft lb of torque, the s52 moves this car with all the power i need for a street vehicle. the top is manual and more dependable. if it had roll up windows and manually adjusted seats, i'd like that better.

the s52 seems to be rated highly for reliability. moreover, when one starts applying too much power to these little cars, things break. big
Gerie': engines with iron blocks mean more weight. there's a whole buncha issues related to adding more power to a car that was designed for 138 hp.

if you like the more muscular, cobraesque styling of the m or just want the prestige of the top-of-the-line model, then spend the extra money for purchase and repair. myself, i prefer the 2.8 styling for the street. racing? maybe an m with a racing stripe. hmmm


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