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      06-03-2016, 03:53 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by johnnydad

Interesting - last time I did the full fat M day it was in E92s. They were awesome with everything off, really fluid and easy to drive hard using the throttle. The wet skidpan circles took a bit of practice for a novice like me but the old V8 M3 was certainly not snappy.

When I drove the M4 and M2 recently, they were set by BMW to Sport so moved around a bit and made you feel like a hero but certainly the M4's DTC light did flash now and then.
You're right, as I've done days in both, and the old (no, not old, let's say was a great engine!) V8 had a very progressive throttle, and made wet track control much, much easier than its T6 successor, which just dumps a heap of torque into the rears at very low revs. No doubt if you had one and practiced on those surfaces, you could make it dance...but to me, driving it for the first time, the current M4 presents the driver with several handfuls with the all nannies off
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