Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile Recent Messages

Advanced

E30 M3 movie

Posted by Michiel 318iS 
April 18, 2009 01:45PM
For those who have 16 minutes to spare, can bear a bit of German, 80's synth music and the mighty sound of E30 M3's, enjoy this!
April 18, 2009 04:06PM
you had me interested until the m3 part... booooring.


April 18, 2009 04:48PM
Quote
daniel
you had me interested until the m3 part... booooring.


*Escorts daniel to the exit*


I'll have to finish watching it later, but I saw the first 1/4 and liked it. I love those old M3's, and not because they are anywhere close to the fastest car on the road.
rkj
April 18, 2009 10:16PM
Great, Thanks thumbs up
April 19, 2009 08:43AM
Got a box filled with Kraftwerk vinyl at home... More of your kind?
April 22, 2009 10:34AM
To me, the E30 M3 is an incredible car. Yeah, I'm a bit dated myself, but there's something about them that you just don't get with more modern cars. I think a lot of it has to do with their relative lightness, in combination with great handling and exciting power. And as icing on the cake, they sound amazing. I just got back from a track weekend at Watkins Glen, where we had two E30 M3s running. The sound of that car in full song at wide open throttle just makes me drool.

I'm very glad I don't have to pay for the upkeep on one, though.

__________
Dave
'91 325iX
rkj
April 22, 2009 04:55PM
Quote
Dave_G
To me, the E30 M3 is an incredible car. Yeah, I'm a bit dated myself, but there's something about them that you just don't get with more modern cars. I think a lot of it has to do with their relative lightness, in combination with great handling and exciting power. And as icing on the cake, they sound amazing. I just got back from a track weekend at Watkins Glen, where we had two E30 M3s running. The sound of that car in full song at wide open throttle just makes me drool.

I'm very glad I don't have to pay for the upkeep on one, though.

That's true, it is the epitome of a car the way it should be; light, fast and stable. Now, if we could just afford it!
April 28, 2009 07:18AM
Quote
rkj
Quote
Dave_G
To me, the E30 M3 is an incredible car. Yeah, I'm a bit dated myself, but there's something about them that you just don't get with more modern cars. I think a lot of it has to do with their relative lightness, in combination with great handling and exciting power. And as icing on the cake, they sound amazing. I just got back from a track weekend at Watkins Glen, where we had two E30 M3s running. The sound of that car in full song at wide open throttle just makes me drool.

I'm very glad I don't have to pay for the upkeep on one, though.

That's true, it is the epitome of a car the way it should be; light, fast and stable. Now, if we could just afford it!

Yup. Lotus seems to be about the only manufacturer that understands that cars are better when you "add lightness." Although Porsche has managed to keep the weight down on their cars fairly well, too. The E92 M3 is an amazing car, but I detest the fact that BMW (and other manufacturers as well) just compensate for the weight gain by simply increasing HP. Yes, the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times will be good, but heavy cars just don't have that same "feel." Of course, I say this having never driven or ridden in a new M3 and with absolutely no possible way to afford one even if I wanted to, so that's how much my opinion matters! grinning smiley

I do know, however, that I prefer driving my 170hp E30 over my brother-in-law's 340hp E34 M5. That car has a great engine and the "oomph" is good fun, but the E30 just feels better to me in handling and braking, even if I'll always be looking at his tail-lights in a straight line. And that M5 is no slouch in corners either (I certainly wouldn't turn down an E34 M5 if someone wanted to give me one), you just can't hide that extra 1000 pounds, no matter how good the engineers were who designed the car.

Cab
1990 325i(s)
2004 325XiT
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 5
Record Number of Users: 3 on September 29, 2015
Record Number of Guests: 109 on June 08, 2017