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      02-26-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Build Csabe Csere's 40 MPG, 0-60 5 sec e90

This is a fascinating article by C&D's editor Csabe Csere where he suggests taking a 3 series with the light magnesium alloy engine and turning it into a car with 37 mpg that can run with the last generation M3.


I have an '06 330. When I hypermile (shift to neutral when going downhill and drive carefully). I can pull 33 mpg average.

BMW aero kit
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Ram Air
Nothing in the trunk

Several ideas to make Csabe's dream car:
Hamann chip
CF hood, trunk and doors
Supersprint tubing/cats (they are steel, need aluminium to titanium)
Light suspension components (?)
Ultra-light 18 inch rims
Ultra-light braking system

I'd prefer not to dump the runflats.

Any more ideas to make this car happen. We all hate hybrids and want to make an example of a practical sports car with great mileage.

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      02-26-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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it sucks they fired Csabe....... he was a good writer
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the money it'd cost to install those things...you'd never make it up with the mileage increase. i'd mod the car anyways.
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330, carbon fiber, mileage, mpg, superspring

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