Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Vehicle: '07 SLK55 030
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Another example that's a bit more personal to me:
The BMW M3. Great car. Handles very well, accelerates well, even sounds quite good. The problem is, on the street, the car feels very... blah. The 4.0L V8 in the M3 is great on a track where one can use all of its revs. On the street, around 2000 rpm, the engine is worthless. I drove a friends 2010 M3 with the dual clutch transmission and a full 8500$ name brand exhaust system. It looked great, sounded great, but when it came to driving at 40mph, it didn't wow me. Especially when I had to downshift from 5th to 3rd just to accelerate enough to pass a Prius to change lanes. My 135i at the time had enough low end torque to not require downshifting to accelerate.
If I drove on a track all day long, I would love to own an M3... but since I drive on the street every day, I would be forever bored.
Sold: '07 SLK280 | 18" TSW Bremmas | Toyo T1-R 225F/245R | SmartTop V.3 | Green Filters
Sold: '07 SLK55 AMG | 030 Package | Custom X-Pipe | Secondary Cat Delete | SmartTop V3.33 | Mod R170 Antenna | BC Racing Coilovers | Racingbrake Two-Piece Rotors | Enkei Pf-01, Michelin Super Sport 245F/275R
Current: '15 Alfa Romeo 4C | Black on Red | Track Package