Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 PM
Dave240 Dave240 is offline
Registered User
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: X3
Talking One-on-one with the Nurburgring in an E36 M3

Just wanted to share my experience at the Nurburgring, driving a full-prepped M3... on street tires.

Here's the article:

http://traveldriverace.com/2012/one-...d-nurburgring/

If you have any questions about making a trip to the 'Ring please fire away.

And if you like my article, please like my Facebook page. All I post is car-related stuff that you guys would hopefully find interesting www.facebook.com/traveldriverace
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:31 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18,757
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Thanks for sharing! Looks like a fun car and experience. Not having a helmet would've made me nervous, too.

Also, your driving instructor would slap your wrist pretty hard for this photo.



9 & 3!
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM
Dave240 Dave240 is offline
Registered User
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: X3
True about my hand positioning. Although in fairness that was just on the drive from the car rental place to the track and we were only going about 30 km/h!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:59 PM
B1MM3R's Avatar
B1MM3R B1MM3R is offline
Jesse Moon Bayne
Location: Roanoke, VA
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7,376
Mein Auto: e30, e36, e70
Wish I could take Cassie out there :/
__________________
Jesse
"Cassie"///Mpowered 93 318is 5speed (95 m3 swap).Vaders..Bavauto short shifter..dinan cat back..sways..3.23lsd..tms chip..staggered dsII's...BCracing coilovers..F&R strut tower bar...M3 brakes..x-brace..AFE CAI
2007 X5 3.0si (Wifes)
E30 87 325e DD
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-05-2012, 02:03 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18,757
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave240 View Post
True about my hand positioning. Although in fairness that was just on the drive from the car rental place to the track and we were only going about 30 km/h!
Yeah, I figured. I was just messin' with ya. What car(s) have you auto-x'd in the past, and how did the E36 compare?
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Dave240 Dave240 is offline
Registered User
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: X3
I've autocrossed 240sx's and my Impreza and since writing that I've now taken the Impreza, a Miata and a 240sx race car on road courses. From a handling perspective the E36 was probably the best, in my opinion, better than the Miata. I like the way my Impreza handles more than the Miata though. My dad also had an E36 325is in street trim obviously and it was just night and day between that and the M3 race car. If only it had better tires...

We picked the M3 because we didn't want to get into too much trouble. We didn't want a high-horsepower RWD monster for our first experience on that track. In the end, the nimble M3 was great.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms