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So I’m minding my own business driving to work today and some fella in a 3 Series Beamer pulls up next to me at a stop light. Normally I don’t give these things much of a look unless it has an “M” on it; however, I can’t help but notice when he bolts away from me at the green light like I’m standing still – which I was. Of course, my ego would not allow this act to go unpunished so at the next light I plan on putting him in his place. At the green light the race is on. He keeps right next to me despite my best efforts (and that damn annoying wheel spin that the C5 is so famous for with the traction control off). :WTF Traffic puts an end to this round; however, the open road is ahead. From a 30 mph roll I dispatch him to the tune of around 4 car lengths but I notice that he is not going away despite my eventual 130 mph speed!? :huh: There’s no doubt that a stock C5 still has the muscle to put this thing away in a top speed run, but trust me when I tell you those damn things are fast. To make an already long story short, I found out this is the “new” ’07 335i coupe which replaces the M3 series until ’08 when the “M” gets a 400+ HP V8 installed. They have a twin turbocharged 6 that produces 300 HP and has real performance specs similar to a stock C5 with the exception of the handling (e.g. 0-60 in 4.9, ¼ runs of mid 13’s, etc.). All I can say fellow stock C5 brothers is, watch out for these things. If the driver is game they’ll give ya a surprising run for your money. BTW – I talked with this guy eventually and he was really a cool dude which I found most refreshing.