Is the BMW M3 really that good?…
In my 17+ year career in the automotive industry, I have had the opportunity to drive just about everything under the sun. There are a lot of very cool cars ranging in price from $20k to…well lets not go there. However, there are few cars that stir the soul every time you turn on the ignition. And going one step farther, a relatively practical car you can drive everyday. Somehow, someway BMW has found a combination that makes that morning commute enjoyable. Regardless of the body style, available in sedan (E90), coupe (E92) or droptop (E93), the M3 is a car that will always put a grin on your face.
The current generation M3 is powered by a fantastic naturally aspirated 4.0 liter V-8, that revs to 8,300 rpm, producing 414HP. It pulls like a freight train and the exhaust note will surely be your radio station of choice. It is available with two transmission choices. The purist’s get a 6-speed manual gearbox. Those that don’t want to push that extra pedal can opt for BMW’s M double clutch automated manual gearbox, which can shift faster than you can blink. Either way is a treat each and every time.
The chassis on the M3 is aggressive, yet docile. It is sharp without sacrificing ride quality and it never makes you wonder what it is doing. Add in BMW’s electronic damping control (EDC) and you can dial in this car to your exact taste. The brakes are strong with no noticeable fading. The standard wheel’s are 18 inchers, but 19’s are available. The balance of the M3 makes drivers of every skill level look and feel like the “Stig”.
We can’t forget about all of the creature comforts BMW is also known for. Some of the options you can get, include navigation, competition package, comfort access, enhanced premium sound, heated seats, park distance control and satellite radio. The fact the BMW includes 4 years or 50,000 miles worth of warranty and maintenance (except tires) on this street legal racecar will make you feel warm and cozy when pushing this amazing machine to its limits.
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