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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-09-2005, 09:31 PM
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I'd like to see that article at 3.8, if I remember correctly it was 4.8
Here you go!

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....&page_number=8
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:43 PM
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Yeah, if you drop both off of a cliff there's a slim chance the BMW may win.

Have you driven either one of them? I have driven them both
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:31 AM
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Yeah, if you drop both off of a cliff there's a slim chance the BMW may win.
You're implying that the BMW is heavier, not that it's more aerodynamic, correct?
Galilleo already proved that they'd both reach the floor at the same time.
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Old 03-11-2005, 05:18 AM
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Make your own conclusions. I don't know enough about the Porsche to say if he's full of sh!t or not... .
Porsche's official acceleration numbers are notoriously conservative... so whatever concerns there are with 'padding' their 0-60 times, etc are in error.

Again, a race between two cars also involves two drivers, and driver's skill is the crucial element, even in mindless straighline racing. A missed shift, etc.

And the Porshce was not appropriately broken in.

No flamming though on the ZHP with S/C, esp. with at least an additional 70hp in light of it's weight... definitely would accelerate like crazy after 60mph.
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:10 AM
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My cousin just bought the new 05 Carrera S, it is an awesome car I must admit. I liked his his car very much. We raced quite a few times last night, be from a dead stop, roll or highway speeds and my 330 ZHP with ASA Supercharger on it pulled on it every time. Not by much but it did either pull or stay ahead every time. I was pleased with my 3 series car, thanks to the SUpercharger there was not letting up in powr or pull all the way to Redline and as teh RPM'S climbed the car just got stronger and stronger where the pulls just got harder and the car managed to keep its pull on the Carrera S and even pull more as we went further. Was happy with my 3 series We didn't have the chance to go to high of speeds, we will try it at the track this weekend and do the quarter mile but until 130 the BMW kept the Porsche Carrera S in it's rear view Mirror the whole time
How old are you?
Beware guys, this one maybe a 16 year old....
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:06 AM
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Well... after emphatically stating that this cannot be true, I am in the process of eating my hat...

It's not that bad after you get through the first couple of bites... tastes just like chicken.

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Old 03-11-2005, 08:06 AM
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How old are you?
Beware guys, this one maybe a 16 year old....
I'm 33, When I lose, I say I lost and when I win , I say I won. It's stupid to lie about things like this.
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Old 03-11-2005, 08:07 AM
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Corvette got #1 spot.
Elise got #4.
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Old 03-11-2005, 08:55 AM
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That's not what the manuals of mine have ever said.
I bought my 993 Carrera 4S new and my 996 GT3 new both in Zuffenhausen, I drove both full out on the autobahn on our way home to the Netherlands. (280 km/h & 310 km/h on the clock)
Engines get broken-in, in the factory. I asked the tech at the time of delivery what the brake in period was and he said it's broken in don't worry about that, enjoy...
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:51 PM
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Maybe he had tiptronic? That should slow the Porsche down a bit.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:40 PM
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I bought my 993 Carrera 4S new and my 996 GT3 new both in Zuffenhausen, I drove both full out on the autobahn on our way home to the Netherlands. (280 km/h & 310 km/h on the clock)
Engines get broken-in, in the factory. I asked the tech at the time of delivery what the brake in period was and he said it's broken in don't worry about that, enjoy...
What does the manual say? We may be picking nits here but I go by the manual...true, the engines are "broken-in" at the factory...if I remember correctly the entire break-in done by the factory is done in 20 minutes. But the manual still states 1000-1400 miles (depending upon model) before revving in excess of 4k rpms and to vary the speed on a regualr basis during that period. It must state that in the manual for some reason.
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