Ive been driving bimmers since 1984,
a 325, a633, an M6, a 540 sport, and
this M3 is the best of the bunch.
Got the premium package with moon roof
heated seats and all leather seats.
Actually, this is my sons graduation
present for next May. When I turn it
over, I'll go pick up another one.
Just too damn much fun to drive!!!!!
The upgraded sound system is terrific,
with the 6 disc player in the trunk.
Only improvement I can think of...Put an
8 cylinder in it. What a monster that
0 problems in 6 months with sterling
performance, wet or dry. I've owned
performance cars, trucks and a roadster
- but my E46 M3 takes the cake. It took
almost 3 months to get it once the order
was placed but when I saw it sitting
ready for me to take her home, the wait
was more than worth it. What other car
comes close to this price point that:
1.lets backseat passengers take their
legs with them 2. High Performance
Rev-Happy Engine 3. Safety 4. "Fun to
drive" doesn't even touch it.
SMG - what else need be said
Styling - can go to the opera or to the
Stealth - to those who casually glance
at the car it looks like "just another 3
series" a true wolf in sheep's clothing
The Feeling you get when you drive her
Overly soft Nappa Leather "scratches"
Would prefer an interior that is more M
and less 3.
Better Nav system (That's why I didn't
HK Upgrade adds a rattle feature in the
passenger door speaker.
I personally am new to the BMW world as
I've only owned a 2001 BMW 330CI and
recently purchased a 2003 BMW M3
Coupe. I was impressed with the
performance, handling, and look of the
car. The car is amazing and looks
fantastic!! The only option I wish the
M3 would offer is Heads up display to
help keep my eyes on the road rather
than on my speedometer.
SMG II, Sport Mode, Braking, Curves and
Better interior materials - marks very
easily and tough to clean on nappa
leather maybe a more resistent
protective coating on the trim and
leather will help but besides that I
love the car!!..more toys would be nice
like Satellite radio options/heads up
This is my second M3, but the first of
this (E46) generation. I am absolutely
stunned and impressed with the level of
performance that has been drawn from
this exceptional 3.2 litre inline 6
engine. I thought my old '97 M3 with
240HP felt quick, well this thing is
unreal. You can outrun 911's and most
of the muscle car crowd and look better
doing it. Handles amazingly well, rides
smoother than expected (even with my
19" wheels) and is an all around
wonderful car. I would change very
little about it except maybe make the
interior a little more "Mercedes like"
Stunning, ultra smooth and powerful
333HP inline 6 engine. Go cart like
handling. Brakes that put a $125,000
911 Turbo to shame.
More stylish/quality interior. Better
speaker quality for H/K stero upgrade.
The BMW M3 is a vehicle unlike any
other. It combines the power and
handling of a Porsche or Ferrari, with
the luxury and comfort of a Mercedes.
It's ride is firm and responsive.
Formula 1 level performance, all for
only $50,000!! This car is truly the
best car I've ever driven...I can only
imagine what the BMW engineers will
create for the 2006 model.