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      09-25-2019, 09:46 AM   #913
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Originally Posted by Obioban View Post
The Z4MC struggled because it wasn't very... good. Assuming the C8 doesn't suffer that, I don't think it's a meaningful data point.
Thatís what the press will have you believe. The MZ4 Coupe is a phenomenal chassis mates to one of the greatest inline 6 engines ever built. It is every bit the E46 M3 CSL and then some. Itís 250 lbs lighter than your standard E46 M3, and 2.5x stiffer. The handling is razor sharp with an incredibly quick steering rack.

Unfortunately it was brutal to handle because of the shorter wheelbase and just unheard of quick and responsive steering. It may have been based on the E46 M3 drivetrain, but it didnít drive like an E46 M3. The razor sharp handling is jarring to your average press monkey and unless you can delicately and precisely place it on the right line through a turn, the car punishes you for driving like a dumbass, but is incredibly rewarding when you get it right.

If youíve never driven one, you should try it. It is next level good and the last true analog BMW. It is insanely good in the hands of a competent driver.
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