I came from a BMW 330Ci to the M3. The difference was astounding! The quality and build of the vehicle will not disappoint you at all. I have driven many high performance vehicles, and this appears to be the best daily drive and all around vehicle I drove. The horsepower and torque is perfect, and the sound of the inline 6 brings you to a euphoric state. The SMG takes time to get used to but is truly perfect for daily driving. I chose the convertible because I live in southern California where the weather is amazing, and because I do not track my vehicle. And not only that but you can hear the award winning engine much more. Truly, this M3 is the ultimate driving machine.
The automatic convertible top, the award winning engine, the interior seats and leather, the steering and feel of the vehicle is just impeccable. The design is also the best I have ever seen by BMW.
Great looks with the performance to back it up. Everything you want in a sports coupe (performance, design, practicality, and overall appearance. Uncertain about SMG, but am quickly falling in love. The handeling is second to none, and the engine is always willing to give the driver more! All of this with ample space in the rear seats, and storage in the trunk.
Performance, looks, SMG, nappa leather seats,
Can do a little more with the interior for this kind of money. Exhaust with deeper sound.
I got the competition package and it is great. Even though it is an old model it gives it a new look. The car has incredible performance. 12K miles and no problems on the horrible roads of NYC. I would not trade this car for anything. Even gas consumption I get is great for 333 hp.
I am a person who believes a car no matter what make or model is meant to be driven not showcased. So I'll give you the driver's point of view. The car is a pleasure to drive. It is fast, it is smooth, and it can handle with the best of them. It's a mean looking car with a mean spirited personality. The tunnel vision you get at the higher RPMs is an amazing feeling. The security in the drive while pushing your car is unprecedented. Knowing a car can handle the high RPMs and the ability to stick to the road can make anyone feel like they are professional drivers. I own a manual, and Sports mode feels like you're driving a new ridiculously faster car. What a car to suit any occasion.
Sports mode. Comfortable seats. Smooth transmision. High engagement point on the clutch. Mean looking. Secure feel of the drive. Light up stick. Light up RPM warning. Sound of the engine. Comfort of the drive. And especially always more power to keep it going at any speed.
Seat belt placement. Range of the key. It would be nice to close all windows and sunroof with the key, if they can open then they should be able to close. A spare would be nice, just in case. Fully movable headlight system, I feel is important especially for high speeds. AWD would be interesting.
Excellent car overall. Fun to drive. Powerful engine. Excellent handling for a sedan. Love the SMG.
SMG. Exterior styling. Interior quality is excellent too.
AWD would be a great feature for this car. DSC is too intrusive. Wish I can turn it off completely at times. I hate the front grilles. They don't flow well with the look of the car. The Harmon-Kardon stereo is terrible, the speakers rattle and sound terrible. Poor throttle response off the line.