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Old 08-05-2006, 05:27 PM
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by c_w
Nor be best suited to track IMO, with a lot less chassis stiffness etc, unless you had a roll cage that braced the whole car.

If I was to do an engine change on that 2.8 Coupe I'd fit the 3.0 or possibly leave the 2.8 in. The 2.8 engine is lighter than the M Coupe engine, the car is 100kg lighter which helps for trackdays.

The other thing is that the 2.8 engine is restricted from the factory to 193bhp and it seems quite easy to get low 200s bhp, some people have got 250bhp out of it which if you look at the lighter weight and probability of a 3.2 M engine making around 300bhp instead of 321bhp then there might not be much difference in straight line performance.
Sincereley i drive one time the 2.8 and never tell to compared to mine M version!
It goes same a clio rs,also i think the clio goes fastes! :)
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:41 PM
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Test drove the car today. It happened to be the same car that I have seen around a few times. And even to me I could not tell the difference from afar.

Anyway the car was (he thinks) bought by a British soldier based in Germany hence the import but RHD.

Exhaust note suprisingly very close to that off an MC, but not as responsive or quick as an MC. I think from 3rd gear onwards it will be see ya!


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Old 13-05-2006, 07:51 PM
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Always wondered why BMW did not make this car in RHD.

I love M Coupe but cannot bring myself to swallow expense for performace I would use so rarely.

As the owner of a (tweaked) 328 Sport Coupe this would be ideal move. This engine realy does rev once the restrictions are lifted.

Any thoughts on how you would insure it? Would it default to M Coupe insurance as it is the dead spit?

I remember when I owned a LHD E30 M3 I dreaded the question.... Is the car std UK Spec RHD?
After 14 years of dreaming M Coupe bought 23/8/12.. then sold it 13 months later. Boo. Now replaced with 2005 Sti.
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Old 16-05-2006, 07:48 PM
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Ive got a 328 coupe too, thinkin of de restrictin it. Any idea's????
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Old 16-05-2006, 08:23 PM
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