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.
Quarter mile: 13.9 @ 102.1*
*Note: Trap speed was incorrectly reported as 107.1 in the original post.
Quarter mile: 13.7 @ 102.4
Handling showed the expected improvements as well.
Slalom: 70.4 mph
Slalom: 71.0 mph
Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 54,981miles