2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3: Simple Where It Needs To Be

November 11, 2009

Notice anything missing here? Here's a hint, stop looking.

There nothing missing. Despite the rather simplistic center stack layout, the M3 isn't lacking any of the creature comforts you would expect in a $70K sedan. Seat heaters, dual zone climate control, adjustable suspension, sport throttle setttings, it's all there, it's just not stuffed all into one spot.

Having iDrive actually helps in this regard. Yes, there I said it, iDrive to the rescue. Actually, I'm not exactly sure why our M3 seems so simple inside, but I know that I like it. After fumbling through all too many consoles full of buttons, it's nice to get by with a couple of knobs and not much else.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line

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