Pros It's a hot performance car, is fast, it have great handling and I will say good looks. It have all the electronic gadget to make the car fast and comfortable.
Cons For me it have too many bad things. It's not as fun as the original 2002 BMW. It's the size of a Toyota Corrolla but price as a Ferrari, it's too expensive. All the gagdets make it a 2/10 better performance, but a simple one without all the bells would
Summary The whole BMW line is to show you have money, you made it to the big league. The JD Power rated BMW in quality below many cars and so does Consumer Report. It reminds me of the King which were sold invisible clothes. He was naked, but no one told the King he was until a little boy said so. Then he realize the foolness of him and that he was had. I had a couple of BMW and they were great but after the newness pass it was a constant expensive repair. So far my Audi has not giving me the same headache, even if Consumer Report does not give it high mark either.
Pros I own the limousine model-spacious and comfortable. It performs unlike any car I have ever driven and I don't need a track to enjoy it. I have absolutely no issues with the performance or handling of the car and it has surpassed my expectations. My car is
Cons I don't like the menu for the iPod connection. It is not user friendly-wish I had more to say to all of those who don't like the car, but this is all I can say.
Summary I have owned many sports cars in all ranges of prices in my 49 years. For the money, this car is hands down the best car on the market today for someone who wants a true sports car but not have to keep it garaged waiting for the weekends. The C63 AMG would be my second choice.
Pros instantly connected to the pavement, acutely communicative
Cons does not handle traffic well. large-engined compact sedans/coupes are like sharks, they need speed to breath, engine temps easily surge in slow or stop-n-go traffic. transmission is not happy shifting in slow moving traffic
Summary still a driver's dream
Pros - Sublime handing.
- 8400 rpm of sweet sounding V8 music!!! Superior engine technology, with 8 individual throttles and a 7 speed DCT to fly thro' the gears.
- Performance Package with EDC changes for better track performance.
- Widescreen Nav and cabin t
Cons - MPG (should be in the dismal category).
- Understated design (although a lot of people like it), not as beautiful as some Audis.
- Start Stop system that actually is a pain and adds negligible miles to the gallon.
- Lack of some performance options such
Summary The article states that the M3 has direct injection, however, the M3 never had direct injection. It might be there in the next generation M3, however, the 4L V8 engine has individual throttles for each cylinder, but no direct injection. You would think CNET wouldn't make such a mistake, but yet they have.
Also, the second thing is that the M3 is about 3 years old and still seems to be the king in the handling department, which is a great thing to note. It took the Audi S4 about three years to displace the 335i, I am not sure if the M3 has been displaced by the RS5 yet or maybe the upcoming RS4. While 414bhp is plenty under almost all conditions, having 450bhp to be on a level playing field with Audi and Mercedes wouldn't hurt (like the M3 GTS).
Given the 3 series is up for a refresh, the upcoming M3 with a possible turbo charged engine would make for an interesting proposition. Going away from the high revving concept to the smaller capacity efficient power concept, would make for an exciting comparo. With the recent specs for the 2012 M5 and BMWs love for "Twin Power Turbo" tech, it almost seems a certainty.
Until then the die hard M3 fans will ensure that the current version continues to flourish, as it has.
Pros Great car, nice style, great performance - but for only a select few yuppy car enthusiasts who live in Utah or someplace
Cons At over $60K, who is going to really make use of this car, and where.. Bonneville on a closed course?
Summary Get serious, editors - the BMW is not TWICE as good as my V6 Accord Coupe ( yes, I've owned Porsche,BMW,Corvette) but that's the real cost of the M3 ownership. If my financial advisor rolls up in one of these, I question his use of funds!
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