2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test


2002 BMW M3: Rerunning the Numbers

April 09, 2008

After replacing the worn ContisportContact rubber on our long-term M3 with four new Yokohama Advan AD07 tires (225/45R18 front and 255/40R18 rear) from the Tire Rack we headed back to the track for a retest.

Straight-line acceleration was slightly quicker.

Old tires:

0-60: 5.3
Quarter mile: 13.9 @ 102.1*

*Note: Trap speed was incorrectly reported as 107.1 in the original post.

New tires:

0-60: 5.4
Quarter mile: 13.7 @ 102.4

Handling showed the expected improvements as well.

Old tires:

Skipdpad: .87g
Slalom: 70.4 mph

New tires:

Skidpad: .89g
Slalom: 71.0 mph

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 54,981miles

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