View Full Version : 1997 M3

03-27-2005, 09:05 PM
ok, im looking to buy a 1997 M3 with 5 speed. its all stock, so i would like to get some info on it....and a buddy of mine is trying to get an e30. so can some1 tell me the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times on both of them please?


03-27-2005, 09:33 PM
stock e36 m3 i think its 5.5 seconds (car and driver times)

e30 would be mid-6s I think

03-27-2005, 10:10 PM
stock e36 m3 i think its 5.5 seconds (car and driver times)

That fast? huh. Would have thought it was slower.

03-27-2005, 10:35 PM
I've seen anywhere from 5.5s to 6.0s for an E36 M3. I'm betting the higher numbers are for the auto versions tested.


03-28-2005, 12:48 AM
i've found the vast majority of sites to say 5.5 0-60MPH and 14.0 1/4 @ 97-98 MPH.

considering the cars only weigh about 31xx LBS, the power to weight ratio is not too bad.

03-28-2005, 11:29 PM
well if your friends is lucky enough to find a 94' Euro car then its faster than the others. If he finds a 94' tell him to get that one over the 97'. The E30 the 2.3L i think cause i have one think it is a little slow its high reving but i think not there. If he wants to get a E30 M3 then look for a 1990 Evo3 which is a 2.5L which is crazy fast but hard to find