[s-cars] My butt momentarily in a BMW
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Tue Dec 4 13:20:49 PST 2007
Again, you reference chassis and specifications Taka, I learned long ago to
take Paulie-type-JNR rides differently than track rides. I have no real clue
or care as to what the BMW nomenclature is (save an E30M3 having the goofy
Pizzo wingy thingy), nor their comparative hardware specifications (Did I even
use "I-drive" other than in the obvious context of having the wheel?). This
is all about taking my para-calibrated audi-turbo-butt dyno and going after
a machine with un-bridled owner restriction with extreme prejudice to the
assigned task. After my test drive and comments, I predicted that the 01 M5
would be better at the track, eeking out that very high end advantage in all
aspects. However, for daily non-coffee/non helmetted bobbleheading on the
street, the 335i (er, E92 to *you*) will do much better, and is probably second to
the 01 M5(er, the E39 M5) at the track
As my old Navigator is a track rat with the BMW schools, he confirmed my
post street JNR assessments of both machines to the T.
Since he owns both, he wanted to hear my thoughts. That push button starter
with no key is the coolest/only gizmo on that 335i I did take notice of.
Didn't bet beer on this one ahead of time... Thank god.
In a message dated 12/4/2007 3:45:08 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
t44tqtro at gmail.com writes:
You know, you guys are pretty funny- of course an E92 335i is going to
handle better than an E39 M5- still a significant difference in weight, with the
E39 being nose-heavy as well as having recirc. ball steering as opposed to
rack and pinion in the E92.
Everyone is implementing AWD in several lines of cars, no surprise that
people are catching up to Audi.
I like the E34 in terms of 5 series- still feels pretty "light" driving, not
like the heavy-feeling E39.
930 definitely trumps all. I hate you.
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