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Old 07-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #21
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OK, we have a 540iT and a 330i CIC-ZHP. The 540i crushes our 330i in both torque and horsepower. Now, we have modified the 540i a bit, so it is pulling over 300HP so even though it is heavier it is still much quicker.
Our Garage: '01-540iT (chipped), '05-330cic-zhp, '97-528i
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:23 PM   #22
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A convertible is going to be quite a bit slower than a coupe or sedan fwiw.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:31 PM   #23
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540 should easily beat a CIC especially if the v8 is modded
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:35 PM   #24
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zhp>540i w/ sport package >330i
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #25
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as much as i (and probably the majority of the people on here) would be bias towards the e46, i would still go for the e39. my dad use to own an '02 530i w/sport and it was awesome to drive. he now has a '97 e31 840ci and that engine was used in the 5er up until '02 and it is an amazing engine. so that engine minus ~800lbs of weight (8 weighs 4600, 5 is about 3600) equals a dam nice car. make sure it has a 6spd and ///m sport package (try for an '02).

Im sorry, but having an Aston Martin DB9 on the drive and not driving it is a bit like having Keira Knightley in your bed and sleeping on the couch. If youve got even half a scrotum its not going to happen.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:40 PM   #26
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540 without doubt man, its v8 vs. i6. GL whatever you decide to pick..
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