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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.
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Just curious....why did you turn off your AH/TC? It seems like you put yourself at a disadvantage by doing that....
I find the car actually accelerates better if you turn AH/TC off and ease it out of the hole. The problem is sometimes with those damn runflats if road conditions are not good, if you have the AH/TC on the wheels will still try to spin if you get into it too hard which results in the car actually nose diving do to the AH/TC being active. In the same respect, if you have it off and try to “feather” it out of the hole under the same road conditions, it will still break the tires loose. If you use the “Competitive Driving Mode”, the TC is disabled but the AH is still active which only helps for hard cornering coupled with tire spin – the end result for strait line acceleration is the same as having them both off. I prefer controlling the acceleration with the wheel spin as opposed to having the car nose dive if the tires spin too much. The bottom line is I need better tires. The run flats suck for traction.
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Just curious....why did you turn off your AH/TC? It seems like you put yourself at a disadvantage by doing that....
because if you spin your tires with it on,the ABS,can active to help save the driver,the PCM can reduce timing or cut fuel to the rails briefly or all of the above..absolutly killing your race/run.I've tried a zillion different ways to launch at the track with my old c5.TC on is the absolute worst..
For dragging,the best thing for me was to get rid of the run flat tires,and it still takes some practice,too launch.
 

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I also ran into one of the new 335i's a coupe of weeks ago. He was tailing me so close, I couldn't see his headlights. He wouldn't leave me alone, so I left him. :laughing: 420rwhp was enough to make short work of him.
 

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With the current "hp wars" going on right now, cars are only going to get faster. That's why I decided to add "twins" and say "bye bye" to them all!! :laughing:
 
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