They nerfed it pretty badly for US...
BMW M3 (E36 243 PS) specs
|Price in US||$40,526 - $43,070|
|Curb weight||1465 kg (3230 lbs)|
|Years built||1996 - 1998|
|Gas mileage||11.2 l/100 km (21 mpg US / 25 mpg UK)|
|Engine type||Inline 6|
|Displacement||3.2 l (192 ci / 3152 cc)|
|Power||243 ps (240 bhp / 179 kw) @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||320 Nm (236 lb-ft) @ 3800 rpm|
|Power / liter||77 ps (76 hp)|
|Power / weight||166 ps (164 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||218 Nm (161 lb-ft) / t|
|Efficiency||22 PS per l/100 km|
|Transmission||5 speed manual|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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FastestLaps 2w ago
Hoppelmoppel123 2w ago
It was still faster than a 911 Carrera S.
FastestLaps 2w ago @Hoppelmoppel123
I think many owners upgraded to Euro spec. There probably was some exhaust work and little ECU tweaks involved and voila - full power. Most likely it was emissions related nerf.
Corvolet3 2w ago @Hoppelmoppel123
Must have had a really bad run then. Even a 964 would smoke that Bimmer.
196ss 2w ago @Corvolet3
In the Car&Driver same day track comparison M3 was only 0,2 seconds slower then 993S despite big power disadvantage.
It was much faster in corners.
M3 E36/E46 were a serious track weapons in the 90-th, unlike what it became now.
Corvolet3 2w ago @196ss
Ohh, fair enough then.