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      01-30-2020, 08:39 AM   #7

Drives: 2015 BMW F10 535i M-Sport
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Originally Posted by alpinewhite3 View Post
Can someone offer their opinion on this hypothetical. Which vehicle would handle better and/or be quicker around a track?

A base rwd 330i with Michelin pilot super sport summer tires OR

A m-sport 330i with track handling package wearing Grand touring all season tires.
May I suggest a 3rd option?
Base 330i + Summer tire + Front and rear sway bar upgrade = WIN!
I think it would be better than both the options you listed.

That being said, I have yet to drive any G20 3series.
As long as the base suspension is not bouncy (i.e. is well damped), a sway bar upgrade with sways may very well be the best bet.
In the past (f30), the base suspension is horribly damped. Adding springs, sways, or summers won't fix that. New shocks are required on those.

If the G20 rides flatly (no vertical bounce/float), then sways and summers would be mint.

Looking at videos, I do see that the G20 base suspension has more nose dive than any F30.
Perhaps the nose dive is better controlled in the optional suspensions. I don't know yet.