2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3 Sedan: Too Easy?

September 06, 2009

Driving a sedan with a 4.0-liter 414-horsepower V8 engine shouldn't be this easy.

It's impossible to get a sloppy shift. The BMW gearbox is too forgiving.

If you're stopped uphill at a red light and some joker pulls within an inch of your bumper, have no fear. The new BMW M3 has a hill-hold feature.

Need to match revs on a downshift? The M3's pedals are placed close enough together that even my small feet can manage it.

Shouldn't you have to work much harder to enjoy this much sophisticated power?

Has BMW made driving too easy?

Our 2009 BMW M3 is Car of the Week.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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