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      12-10-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question M3 Coupe vs. M3 Sedan vs. M3 Vert

Interesting Race. Coupe and Vert has the DCT gearbox while the Sedan has Manual.

http://www.drivers-republic.com/dr_t...af&area=videos
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Ooops, wrong section. mod can you move this please? Thanks
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Very interesting how the manual dominated the DCT.
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Not too surprised. I've seen many tests where the E90's performance specs were nearly identical if not better than the E92.
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Not too surprised. I've seen many tests where the E90's performance specs were nearly identical if not better than the E92.
I don't think it's really about E90 vs. E92. Mainly they are testing the Transmission here.
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And I thought the DCT would be faster...
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Consider the gear ratios, and the Sedan could have had a slight advantage with higher revs at 30 mph. After the quick jump they seemed to be pretty even.

I'd love to see that race from a standstill.

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Exactly why you don't buy a convertible performance car right there. Take em through some backroad twisties and it would be left even further behind.
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My father just bought a convertible... that thing got pwnt lol...

Oh well hes got the M coupe as a track car anyway...
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Exactly why you don't buy a convertible performance car right there. Take em through some backroad twisties and it would be left even further behind.
Might not be as fast but it sure handles flawlessly...
I don't know where you get the notion that because it's a convertible it doesn't handle like an M.
Yes the center of gravity etc etc but it really doesn't make that much of a difference.
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the verts on e90's are about 400lbs heavier...which is why I bought the z4m roadster...designed from conception as a vert, which keeps it lighter than the coupe variant and also faster (in a straight line).

if you're rocking the vert m3 you just ahve too much money
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