Originally Posted by jgalaxy
Why is that? A little underpowered, no?
It is not always about power. The S14 was truly special when it came to life at higher revs and with the sweet E30 chassis that combo defines the roots of the M brand. Driven around town the S14 was a regular (if you want to call it regular) 4-banger however in the open road or track it was great!
Damn, I should have bought that mint E30 M3 last year...
There have been so many great BMW engines that we can discuss this forever. Your, and Tony's, inline 6 is also a fantastic engine especially that raspy metallic sound.
To Ken, did you consider a 135i and stripping the car for track purpose? It is a nice chassis, compact with a powerful engine. I find the 1 Series Coupe to be a modern day E30 but with many more modern day amenities.
If you have cash lying around, get a 1M.