2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3: An added benefit of the front spoiler shape

September 08, 2009

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Our long-term 2009 BMW M3 has a nicely shaped front spoiler.
I'm not sure if the shape is due to styling or aero.

But it does have an additional benefit.

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The benefit is that the raised center section of the spoiler doesn't get smashed to pieces when you park up against a parking block.

Like this.

Believe me, it's easy to forget about the low clearance on several of our vehicles when you drive different cars all the time.

You can see in the second photo that the block is not centered on the space.
When the block is centered, our M3 straddles it perfectly.

At least our M3 didn't incur any damage like that caused by some stupid drunk basterd over the weekend (at my school parking garage.)

This criminal annihilated 5 vehicles with one swipe.

Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Evaluation Engineer @ 8200 miles

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