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i got a quick question. In a race who would win. A z3 or is. Also how close do you think it would be.
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there's 3 different kinds of Z3's.
2.3,2.8 or //M??which one are you talking about? i've raced a 2.3 before and i've won...^^ that wasn't even a race...
 

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The Z3 3.0 with auto is faster than the 330i with auto (they share the same engine, but the Z3 is lighter), which is somewhat faster than the IS300. So the Z3 should win relatively easily in just about any kind of race...drag, autox, or track.
 

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IS should only be able to beat the 1.9L I-4 version. Acceleration wise the Z3 wins. BMW quotes these for the 2.5: (the 2000 2.3 won't be much slower)

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Originally posted by siLveR_iS300:
Originally posted by Lexus_IS300:
[qb]depends on which version. the 3.0 are pretty fast. in the mid 14s i think.
but isn't that with manual????? auto vs. auto should be a close one..just my .02

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cant compare, that car is a 2 seater roadster. its lighter and more nimble than the IS300.
 

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Originally posted by Young:
The Z3 3.0 with auto is faster than the 330i with auto (they share the same engine, but the Z3 is lighter), which is somewhat faster than the IS300. So the Z3 should win relatively easily in just about any kind of race...drag, autox, or track.
I agree when ur referring to the drag strip. On road courses and autoX it's the driver and I doubt the Z3 can "easily win"
 

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Let me put an end to all of this right now. I own an IS and a 2001 Z3 3.0 (automatic). I also had a 2000 Z3. Without a doubt, the Z3 romps on the IS. No comparison. The IS is sporty and moves, but driving the 3.0, you actually feel like you have power. You feel the car rumble when you get on it.

No comparison whatsoever.







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Originally posted by 5shifter:
IS should only be able to beat the 1.9L I-4 version. Acceleration wise the Z3 wins. BMW quotes these for the 2.5: (the 2000 2.3 won't be much slower)
2899 (2987)
The 2.3 is just the model number...it still has the 2.5 liter engine. I had one of these also. This car felt a lot quicker than the IS also.

The 3.0....forget about it.
 

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Originally posted by LexusIS4U2NV:
i got a quick question. In a race who would win. A z3 or is. Also how close do you think it would be.
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Dennis
This is about as vauge as "which is faster, chopped liver or Jabba the Hutt?"
Or "IS300 vs. my Foreman grill?"
I mean, the IS300 is fast, but I'll be damned if it can grill a chicken breast faster than the Almighty Foreman.
 

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Originally posted by s0yb0mb:
This is about as vauge as "which is faster, chopped liver or Jabba the Hutt?"
Or "IS300 vs. my Foreman grill?"
I mean, the IS300 is fast, but I'll be damned if it can grill a chicken breast faster than the Almighty Foreman.[/QB]
That was a good one!

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Most Z3s are manuals, I think I heard around 70% if not more. I have only driven the 2.3 (2.5L engine) with a stick. It was very fast and very nimble. It was a lot of fun
 

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Originally posted by LexArkana:
Let me put an end to all of this right now. I own an IS and a 2001 Z3 3.0 (automatic). I also had a 2000 Z3. Without a doubt, the Z3 romps on the IS. No comparison. The IS is sporty and moves, but driving the 3.0, you actually feel like you have power. You feel the car rumble when you get on it.

No comparison whatsoever.







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Romps on the IS....depends who's driving it......
 

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I dunno...wrap up that chicken breast in some foil, stick it in the engine bay, and drive around at full throttle...should have some interesting results


Originally posted by s0yb0mb:
Or "IS300 vs. my Foreman grill?"
I mean, the IS300 is fast, but I'll be damned if it can grill a chicken breast faster than the Almighty Foreman.
 

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Originally posted by JW:
I dunno...wrap up that chicken breast in some foil, stick it in the engine bay, and drive around at full throttle...should have some interesting results

This is like the "Thelma and louise" simpsons episode where Homer and chief wiggum chase Marge and her friend thru the desert. Wiggum cooks eggs on the engine block... I remember seeing some moron on some stupid morning show they shoot here in times square who made like an entire cookbook about cooking in your engine compartment... I'm not kidding.

I still say with all the mods on my foreman that the IS would be slaughtered in competition.

any one wanna race?
 
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