01-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Join Date: Jun 2007
Mein Auto: '98 M E36/7:'13 F30 RWD
I agree to an extent.
Originally Posted by Elk
The BMW bills itself as the ultimate driving machine, a serious sports sedan. It should have no trouble dispatching a V-6, live rear axle, four-seater, 3,500 pound, domestically produced Mustang - the Mustang is not a sports car (two v. four doors is irrelevant).
The fact the BMW cannot even begin to keep up in the twisties speaks volumes.
Perhaps the sun was in the 335 driver's eyes. Other excuses?
My 335 sport is a great car. A performance monster, a "beast," it is not.
One of the bigger factor, besides the tires, besides the driver, LBs/HP. I read the article and the F30 335 had among the worst ratios of any car there(the Fiat Abarth was the worst off). Granted, the N55 may make 315-320hp and not 300, but it would not skew the figure much.
So cars like the Genesis had a much better hp to weight ratio.
Its a figure that is hard to get away from and hard to over come even with things like gearing. Even the V-6 Mustang, solid axle or not, 305hp(I know less tq) and at least 100lbs lighter than the F30 335 and then better equipped with tires and brakes...it's not surprising...it's physics-power/weight.
'98 M Roadster+'06 Saab 9-5 Combi 5mt
'11 Saab 9-3 XWD
'13 M-Sport 328i 6mt FOR SALE
E36/7: Dinan/RMS stage 2+ blower@13lbs of BOOST! 18" BBS LM's, too much more to list
F30: 6mt, for sale 9/14
'06 Saab 9-5 wagon 5mt TUNED
Last edited by Jamesonsviggen; 01-03-2013 at 03:09 PM.