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"Built around an FC3S chassis it features tube-frame construction"
This may be the most missleading statement ever... How are you built around one chassis and have tubeframe construction?
1 week, 2 days ago on Coolest And Rarest. 5 Cars To Discover From Nostalgic 2 Days
@ToyotaSupraMan @PhilMaurerDrive them back to back to back, and you will forget about the 1M and fall inlove with the s54...
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Hunting Forgotten Hillclimbs With M Power
@Ealoken @PhilMaurer Easy to say an argument is invalid when your logic is flawed...
On the same tires the cars would be almost identical in pure grip with the e46 giving a slight edge. From a handling standpoint the 1m has always been considered tail happy, and when driven back to back the e46M is considered to have way better steering and better control through the corners. Go see Chris Harris's review.
As for tuneablity? I highly disagree, the n54 engine in the 1m has reliability issues once it is pushed over 400hp this is well known. They also have cooling issues when pushed to that point. The unrelated s54 engine in the e46m can be reliably pushed to 450 on all stock internals and has been pushed past 850hp, afiak only one n54 has never been taken over 550 due to the weakness of the block, and only one has dynoed over 700. There are about over 50 s54's out there with that much power. There are alot more n54 motors out there then s54's...
Even if the 1m was faster, after driving one, I walked away disappointed. Like the e9xM the 1m is not as fun to drive as an e30m or e46m. Those cars feel special, the 1M and e9xM cars simply do not feel special. This is a sentiment that has been felt by many people in reviews. Why do you think a tired e46 beat out 1m/335/e92M in a car and driver comparo for favorite car of the group?
Basicaly the 8k rpm redline and high power up top makes the s54 one of the most enjoyable engines you can ever imagine.
"BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The little brother in the ‘M’ family and the spiritual successor to the iconic E30 M3"
how is it this??? it is the same power to weight as the e46 m3? Also it is not a real M car, it uses the engine from the Z4 and does not carry an M vin number like other M cars. All M's have M engines, and carry M vins... this sir is not a real M car.
@BraddersThat's correct Group B spec had 2 sides to it, rally and road race. Although road race was killed off before the rally.
1 month, 1 week ago on Ferrari Frenzy And NZ’s Badass Race Cars
@reallykntHonestly my favorite Ferrari
Stunning, one of the best looking Pan's I've seen in along time. Simply perfect... except no stainless version for us mere mortals.
1 month, 1 week ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 Limited Edition Chronographs
Not a fan of the date location... But I dig that black.
But an interesting option to a vintage sub or speedy for a dressier watch... esp at that price.
One pic looks like bronze hands... that looks great on the black! Is that the angle or are the hands a browner metal?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Halios Tropik Watch Review
MiB Hamilton hands down.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Auto Watch As Seen In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie
You can get a Planet Ocean Chrono for that price... Not sure how you can grab one of these at a discounted rate... I love my Sieko Divers and my PO but... that price not my thing.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Seiko Ananta SRQ017 100th Anniversary Chronograph Watch Hands-On
Great post, but I am a sucker for blue hands on a white watch, and being "Broad Arrow" hands is a kicker.
2 months ago on Watch Shootout: IWC Ingenieur 40mm 3239 vs. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 8500
I'm like you, I want to love these and own them, but close to 1k for a quartz.... I'll pass. I thought the original plan was for them to be building automatic movements. Well assembling them from Swiss made parts. It seems like they are doing that with quartz which seems somewhat skill less to me.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Shinola Launches “Great Americans Series” With Wright Brothers Limited Edition Watch & Bicycle
@Kris C Gene Simmons sells way more junk...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard
outer bezals as they are easy to use while wearing gloves. IE for their intended purpose, diving or sporting/racing etc.
4 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch
I just can't shake the feeling that in 4 years, I will hate this watch.... I like the Bell and Ross designs, but for some reason the lack of a classic feel to them makes it seem unattractive in the long run.
6 months ago on Bell & Ross BR03-51 GMT-TWG Limited Edition
@Ludovic1234 depends on the model, some have it some do not. On the Chrono the 3 subdial older version does not have a clear back, the newer 2 subdial chrono has the display back. I prefer the non display back as it sits lower on the wrist. I think the older movements that are co-axial without the silicon hiar spring are non display back. The newer ones have it. Check refernce number vs the Omega website iphone app.
6 months ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronometer Watch Review
I think a post to variable winders, and the links to MFG specs for winders would be nice... Or you can google...
6 months, 1 week ago on Should I Keep My Automatic Watch On A Watch Winder Daily?
I like Contrasting in my Sport watches, but for a more dress watch I go Black/silver only. My daily wear watches are a Sieko Diver (blue/red) and Omega Planet Ocean Chrono Orange/black. For my dress black speedmaster, or vintage rolex sub.
Also the watch pictured is an AM3 not an AM1
6 months, 1 week ago on GIVEAWAY: March LA.B AM3 Marron Watch
wow love the idea... ditch the clunky camera and I would pay 1500 easy for one.
6 months, 1 week ago on Hyetis Crossbow Swiss Mechanical Smartwatch + Interview
Those "Bentley's" are actually Audi's r8's...
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Fos: (still) The Greatest Event On The Planet