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    M3 vs STI ????

    Hi guys, Im just wondering which out of these two cars would be quicker in a quarter mile race ? both stock cars with decent drivers. I have always thought that the STI with its fourwheel drive and 280 bhp will kick M3's ass but I have heard from an M3 owner that thats not the story. any comments or ideas on this ? the STI Im talking about is V7 or V8s and M3 is ofcourse the e46

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    quarter mile will be close. but, its all within the trap speeds. sti will trap at about 103-105 and the m3 between 105-108mph.
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    STi should win. Most M3s run the 1/4 in mid-high 13s, and most STis are mid-low 13s. In the end its pretty much a drivers race.
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    E46 M versus an STI? hmmmm noone here could tell you. It depends on how deep your pockets are. For the price difference you could make one MEAN STi. It depends on what you're looking for. A fast as snot pocket rocket with very stiff ride, not really fit for long drives, or a highway bruiser that while being a very sport oriented car is still very refined. Even though I love my subbie, and I would love even more to have an STi, the M3 is just sexy as all hell.

    Personally If you're considering an e46 M3, I'd wait for the next M3 or an M4.... 400HP v8!!!!
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    i raced a convertable m3 and won by 1 car length from a roll. also with an m5. they were from 10 mph rolls
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