Originally Posted by Anodite10
4.7!!! WHAT?!!! So what does an M3 in the US do? I'm really surprised with the 0-60 times in USA. Why are they so good compared to everywhere else. Here in South Africa, car magazines etc, don't EVER get anywhere near the manufacturer's claimed times (with the recent exception of the m5 test where a 0-62mph time of 4.38s was recorded and the m5 is claimed at 4.4s) and its not just a few of them. ALL of the testers don't match the times... I know that there's many different factors and conditions when comparing the two places and cars, but its still remarkable.
The other guy explained it well...that 4.7 is not from a dead stop, most car mags the car slightly rolling to get those #s. from 0 the car probably takes 5.0-5.1s