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Old 03-10-2013, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwinning View Post
Sorry guys, totol newb here, and this thread is ginormous!

What are the significant differances between the 335 in standar trim, 335is m sport, and the m3?
We just picked up a 335is m sport and were wondering what we really got? Is this the middle ground car the fine line between track and street, or just a gimmick?

Thanks very much, sorry for the question, im sure its been covered, i just need a synapses
335i & 335is have identical suspensions. 335is engine mildly and significantly enhanced.

M3 has a much better suspension and a naturally aspirated V8; loves >4k rpm.

"What's that mean?" you say. Well, M3 feels and is vastly more competent on the road. Thus, premium price. Very rewarding on country roads or any time the suspension is asked to do something.

335i[s] can be modded to go faster than M3; can easily be fitted with M3 suspension parts - it's the same core really - just R&R w/M + 3rd party parts. Most are inhibited by the down time + expense of that.

Down low, 335i[s] can out-pull M3, yielding a bigger smile. Modded that only gets better.

Your thoughts?

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