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    EuroTuner compares their Project E92 M3 to the 1M Coupe around Willow Springs - Full comparison in August 2011 issue

    The video here is just a small part of the comparison EuroTuner Magazine did which will be featured in the August 2011 issue. Obviously, it isn't really fair to compare a tuned M3 to a stock 1M but Willow Springs (namely the Streets) is a tight track that favors lighter cars. The M3 has a GIAC tune, H&R coil-overs, Brembo brakes, with Continental CSC3 tires. The 1M starts in front but the M3 pretty much reels it in at will.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by EuroTuner
    The 1M is an amazing car but the M3 still has the edge, particularly with our GIAC software, GruppeM titanium exhaust and carbon fiber intake. Furthermore, we fitted H&R coilovers, 19" Forgestar wheels, Continental CSC3 tires, six-piston 365mm Brembo front brakes and plenty of weight-saving carbon fiber pieces from BMW Performance, Turner Motorsport and Vorsteiner.

    While the cars are dicing for the video, our M3 definitely had the advantage on the brakes and at high speed. But the 1M's low-speed torque made it fast out of the turns.

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    i think its a relatively fair comparison. the mods on that m3 won't account for a whole lot imo. tires and drivers will make more of a difference imo.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    i think its a relatively fair comparison. the mods on that m3 won't account for a whole lot imo. tires and drivers will make more of a difference imo.
    The M3 starts with more power to begin with so with a tune it really makes for a power disparity. Regardless, it will be cool to see their final article on this.

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    i vote m3
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    They should have put a JB4 on that 1M

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    They should have put a JB4 on that 1M
    I agree with this...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    They should have put a JB4 on that 1M
    Frickin' coilovers on the m3 really racks this comparison for me, I don't think the power/weight mods matter much. Has anyone done a similar comparison stock for stock?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
    Frickin' coilovers on the m3 really racks this comparison for me, I don't think the power/weight mods matter much. Has anyone done a similar comparison stock for stock?
    Directly and timed on a road course like this? Don't think so.

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    Seems like the M3 would have pulled hard on that straight.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    i think its a relatively fair comparison. the mods on that m3 won't account for a whole lot imo. tires and drivers will make more of a difference imo.
    OK fair...pit a 1M with a tune, coilovers, brembos and what I assume are upgraded tires against a stock M3 on this same course. I am sure the results would be a little different. Is the M3 a 6MT or is it an automatic? Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
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    Hmm, yeah, didn't expect that, modded out M3 vs stock 1M.... Click here to enlarge

    Was the M3 DCT? Can't watch the video yet.

    Still cool to see BMW Ms on the track, where they should be. Click here to enlarge

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    Not fair in any way. Mod the baby ///M also.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    Not fair in any way. Mod the baby ///M also.
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    Yeah, I'm not saying put DP's, meth... in 1M, but a tune is necessary.

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    Yup, the 1M should have a tune at least. But I still want to see the results of this.
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    how could this possible be a fair comparo when the m3 is the superior car to start with??? Stock to Stock on any tight track the 1m will probably win, but modded to modded even on a big track i think the 1m would shine even more, with full boltons and a jb4 you can untap north of 100hp and it will have way more tq than the m3

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    Well not just a tune, that M3 has suspension, brakes, weight reduction, the whole nine yards.

    A tune only vs tune only on the same tires and both MT would be a fair and interesting comparison in my opinion.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Well not just a tune, that M3 has suspension, brakes, weight reduction, the whole nine yards.

    A tune only vs tune only on the same tires and both MT would be a fair and interesting comparison in my opinion.
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    Don't know how any of you can think that those mods don't count for anything...especially on a tight track...springs, tires, brakes, lighter wheels, weight reduction.... Easily around $8k minimum worth of mods on that M3. All of which were chosen by the mag for their performance benefit.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
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    Don't know how any of you can think that those mods don't count for anything...especially on a tight track...springs, tires, brakes, lighter wheels, weight reduction.... Easily around $8k minimum worth of mods on that M3. All of which were chosen by the mag for their performance benefit.
    The mag simply already had an M3 project car and decided to compare. It isn't fair obviously but interesting nonetheless.

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