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#1 shabz

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:31 PM

Please can someone shed some light on what the main differences are between the m-sport and the sport?

i have a 320d sport, which has the m badge on the wheels, steering wheel, gearstick and doorsills - what extra's do you get with the m-sport?


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:48 PM

I thought there was only the m sport

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:50 PM

No difference :huh:

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:51 PM

They are one and the same! No difference the correct term is M-Sport but people shorten it to just "sport" or if your old skool like me I still refer to it as M-Tech or M-Technik!

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:59 PM

According to my insurance company the E46 is officially "Sport". The "M-Sport" name was only used for E90's..

Kinda makes sense! Checked my car on askMID and it said sport. Tried an E90 and it said "M-Sport".

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:13 PM

The biggest difference is that people think it's important to mention that their car is a m-sport when they ask what the best ipod adapter is, or how to get replacement keys.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:41 AM

There has to be some difference, I was checking on Parker's Guide before I bought mine and the 325ci Sport and 325ci M Sport were listed seperatley (under the E46 section of course), although I couldn't see any differences performace wise.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:12 AM

none really
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:49 AM

Cheers people, its just that on my log book it clearly states that its a sport but weren't sure if i could claim it being an m-sport (if that makes sense!!) As Salim says, certain models are specifically released as an m-sport as opposed to a sport, so didnt want to jump on the m-sport bandwagon!!

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:17 AM

Its to do with the year your car was made!!

Think the pre facelift were known as Sport and the facelift were MSport!

No difference in spec just a slight name charge!

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:48 PM

According to my insurance company the E46 is officially "Sport". The "M-Sport" name was only used for E90's..



Correctumondo.

Apparently some very late E46 coupes were also called M Sport. These are only ones which were sold after the E90 saloon was launched (as that actually is called M Sport), so 55 plate onwards.

But there is absolutely bugger all difference between these and Sport models.

People just like the name 'M Sport' better as it has the ///M in the name!

If there's anyone out there that thinks they've got an E46 'M Sport' go and check your V5 document. Unless you've got a very late coupe then I'll bet you my house that it's a 'Sport'. :)
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:54 PM

The biggest difference is that people think it's important to mention that their car is a m-sport when they ask what the best ipod adapter is, or how to get replacement keys.


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Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:49 PM

My local calls mine a m-sport but log book states sport.

Thinks its free for all imo :angry: lol

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:46 PM

Its to do with the year your car was made!!

Think the pre facelift were known as Sport and the facelift were MSport!

No difference in spec just a slight name charge!


Yup

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:59 AM

Yup


Nope.

I've got brochures and a price list from 2004 and there's absolutely no reference to M Sport at all, only Sport.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:11 AM

You learn something new everyday, i thought they were all M-Sport because they all had M styling...

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:56 PM

Nope.

I've got brochures and a price list from 2004 and there's absolutely no reference to M Sport at all, only Sport.


was there any mention of it in terms of the styling, steveo ??

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:02 PM

Nope.

I've got brochures and a price list from 2004 and there's absolutely no reference to M Sport at all, only Sport.


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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:21 PM

It really p**ses me of when people say they have got a M sport, I think yer bet you have then you go look and its a se or something with M3 stickers and a M gear stick thn they say whats your car, so I say 330 sport , then they say my mate has the one up from that they have a 318 CI sport.

sorry had this in a pub when I 1st got my car
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:14 AM

looky :lol: Hate being right all the time :D


That answers everything, no arguments there! :lol:

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