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      10-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #59

Drives: 335I
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Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
I'm not going to belabor the point. But the MZ4 Coupe does seem to be far better at managing heat than the E46 M3. Another instructor friend of mine has an E46 M3 produced ~4 month prior to my MZ4 Coupe (his M3 was a March 2006 build, mine was a September 2006 build), and on a typical weekend his car usually run about 10-15 degrees higher than mine.
Thanks for admitting it.

Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
Having said all that. I've seen enough 335i to go limp at the first sight of being driven moderately hard by an instructor to be able to tell you that the N54 engined cars (and to that extent, N52 engined cars as well) are far more vulnerable to heat related issues on the track. Whether you believe it or not, it is up to you. Anecdotal and some empirical data suggest so.
Again, all F/I cars suffer in the same way at the track. (Again, have you seen a GTR at the track on a 90 degree day?) Just because you can do one more lap in an E46 M3, Nissan 370Z, or Infiniti G37, doesn't really mean much, at the end of the day.

Last edited by Turkeybaster115; 10-14-2010 at 05:36 PM.