[BiturboS4] Saw SR6 in the Flesh Last Night

Kjos' fastwheels3 at attbi.com
Sat Feb 1 10:04:45 EST 2003

Hi all,

There is an SR6 at the Portland, OR Auto Show. It had very bright overhead
lights on it and looked absolutely fantastic. The graphite gray paint was
awesome. The clues to its identy are subtle and there is no SR6 badge on the
grill or anywhere on the front of the car. I asked if it could be purchased,
but there must be more shows for this car as they just laughed in response
to the question. I wasn't about ready to part with $81K anyway. It's
probably already known by most of you, but the factory spec of 0-60MPH in
4.7 seconds is impressive compared to the new S4 spec of 5.7 seconds. A
stock M3 does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, so there is a huge cost difference here
for the SR6 if 0-60 performance is what you are interested in. The SR6 only
comes with a new 6-speed tip tranny. You would think that at that price
range a SMG-type tranny would be in the offering (the 6-speed tip isn't SMG
is it?). It's probably just not ready yet. You know they're working on it as
the BMW market is their main path for growth and SMG trannys are hot on the
M3s and will be soon on other new models.

John Kjos

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