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Old 03-06-2005, 08:07 AM   #16
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Re: BMW 130i VS Skyline Coupe GT350

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^^ Dont forget the:
I wrote "VW Golf, Opel Astra, Ford Focus AND SO ON."
But you are right! This is the Class for the BMW and in this Class the BMW is expensive, heavy, the quality is O.K. and the little Engine is ..........
German Car Magazine says - in this category the BMW 120i is well - but nonrevolutionary! In the most Test is the BMW for the second Place good enough!

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Old 03-06-2005, 08:13 PM   #17
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BMW 130i VS Skyline Coupe GT350

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The new BMW 130 - more Power AAAAAAAND guaranteed more weights! ( I have unfortunately no data of the new model! )
Are you sure about that? It is the new Magnesium block engine, I doubt it will be much heavier.

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Understeer - I hate it! But the BMW 120i or the Porsche 911 have the same problem!

http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen...rtikel_seite=2

http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen...rtikel_seite=4

you can translate German with

http://translate.google.com/translate_t

Understeer in German that is - "Untersteuerer" oder "Untersteuern"
According to the first article, understeer in the 120 is extremely neutrally diminshed.

Compared to the 350z's understeer
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But you push it a little bit harder and you have - bang! - sudden understeer. And it is sudden.
350z Review

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Target group? Which Target Group? BMW says the 120 is the best Car in the German "Golf-Class" ( Compact Cars )! In this Class you can find the VW Golf, Opel Astra, Ford Focus and so on. The Nissan 350Z does not fit into this Target Group!!!

VW Golf FSI ( 150hp ) - 2738lbs

Opel Astra 2.0 Turbo ( 170hp ) - 2711lbs

Ford Focus 2.0 ( 145hp ) - 2881lbs

BMW 120i ( 150hp ) - 2976lbs

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Yeah, that is the 120's target group. The 350Z competes with other 2 seater sports cars around 30-40k.

This includes the
BMW Z4 (2998lbs)
Honda S2000 (2835 lbs)
Porsche Boxster (2965 lbs)
SLK3509 (3231 lbs)

The 350S MT ranges from 3188 to 3299, with the exception of the Mercedes is 200 lbs heaver than any of it's rivals, and as much as 465 lbs heavier than the S2000.
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:22 AM   #18
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BMW 130i VS Skyline Coupe GT350

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Are you sure about that? It is the new Magnesium block engine, I doubt it will be much heavier.


According to the first article, understeer in the 120 is extremely neutrally diminshed.

Compared to the 350z's understeer

350z Review
Oh, this ( old, japanese Model and tested in Australia ) Test is very bad!
We have many Test and Comparison Test in Germany from this Car and the Result is totally different. Has the 2004/2005 Nissan 350Z for Europe or Germany a other Setup? Other Tires? Other shock absorbers and anti-roll bar? Is this the Track-Version ( is the standard version in Germany ) from the 350Z?
I cannot understand this result!
The Nissan 350Z is the FIRST accepted 2 seater sports cars from Japan in Germany!
On a German Test Track the 350Z was 1.68sec. faster than the Audi TT 3.2V6 Quattro with DSG. And the Audi TT has a very good reputation in this Sport Car Class! The Chrysler Crossfire and other Cars in this Class are clearly slower.

Car and Driver - Nissan 350Z

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=2

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=3

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=5

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Old 03-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #19
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BMW 130i VS Skyline Coupe GT350

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Oh, this ( old, japanese Model and tested in Australia ) Test is very bad!
We have many Test and Comparison Test in Germany from this Car and the Result is totally different. Has the 2004/2005 Nissan 350Z for Europe or Germany a other Setup? Other Tires? Other shock absorbers and anti-roll bar? Is this the Track-Version ( is the standard version in Germany ) from the 350Z?
I cannot understand this result!
The Nissan 350Z is the FIRST accepted 2 seater sports cars from Japan in Germany!
On a German Test Track the 350Z was 1.68sec. faster than the Audi TT 3.2V6 Quattro with DSG. And the Audi TT has a very good reputation in this Sport Car Class! The Chrysler Crossfire and other Cars in this Class are clearly slower.

Car and Driver - Nissan 350Z

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=2

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=3

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=5

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I was a member of a large 350 z site for a while and understeer is one of the Z's main handling problems.

In America, Nissan barely changed anything to the car's mechanics over the the years.

It still has tire feathering(problems with the front suspension)
Transmissions are incredibly bad (some Z's are on their 3rd)
Rear axles have problems.

The track has the brembo brakes and rays wheels, other than that it is the same as a perfomance model(technically).

You can remedy the problem with stiffer swaybars, but stock it does understeer quite a bit.
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:57 AM   #20
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BMW 130i VS Skyline Coupe GT350

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I was a member of a large 350 z site for a while and understeer is one of the Z's main handling problems.

In America, Nissan barely changed anything to the car's mechanics over the the years.

It still has tire feathering(problems with the front suspension)
Transmissions are incredibly bad (some Z's are on their 3rd)
Rear axles have problems.

The track has the brembo brakes and rays wheels, other than that it is the same as a perfomance model(technically).

You can remedy the problem with stiffer swaybars, but stock it does understeer quite a bit.
Thanks for the information! The "Z" is new on the German Market and we have no longterm Experiences. Also for the new BMW these information is missing.

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