E36 M3 EV

da.murf

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Gambit

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funny i was reading about Mate Rimac for the first time yesterday....and he had a EV e30 BMW called the Green monster he built in his garage at home


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The E30 they call the "Green Monster" coaxes 600 horsepower and a bit over 650 pound-foot of torque from a 441 kWh motor. It goes from zero to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of about 174 mph,
 

Coog

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As a bloke that's spent the past year fiddling with weber carbs, fitting offroad tyres to a V8 Cayenne and turbocharging a 30 year old roller painted MX5; I don't find the idea of electrifying 'classic' cars as disgusting as I probably should.

There's a trade off of character and noise to the immediate and brutal power delivery of the electric motor. I get it. Men that wear Subaru jackets and polish their cars for Sunday runs with other men in Subaru jackets so that they can all buy expensive coffees and talk about Super Unleaded will guffaw and laugh and say how it should be reserved for commuting or fridge freezers or something.... but there's something in me that quietly thinks "that's actually class".

I'd quite like to try it out but it's expensive and complicated right now and my head's full of turbo and carburettor knowledge already. Maybe in future though. The big XJ6 would be a great thing on electric.
 

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Agree @Coog for the most part.

I don't get too caught up in performance figures all the same, as theres a heck of a lot more to driving enjoyment than out and out speed. Some classic stuff is ideal for it too.

As for the e36, meh. Its an e36, even with a petrol engine I wouldnt be too interested.

As for the men in subaru jackets and expensive coffees. Absolutely nowhere near the level of the Porsche or Ford beards in terms of being outright tedious people šŸ˜‚
 
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