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2011 BMW M3 Coupe Review
By NC Car Guy on
Vehicle2011 BMW M3 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)
ReviewI recently bought this 2011 Ultimate Driving Machine. Two exotic cars in one fine package. I had a 2007 Porsche. The M3 Coupe has the Porsche inspired performance, but 4 people ride in the M3 (if allowed by owner). The rear seats fold down, it stores plenty of luggage, groceries, etc. Front-to- Rear weight ratio is 50%-50%. Options: 7 speed dual clutch system / F1 paddle shift or automatic drive logic programs, Competition Package, rear power sunshade. Drive it to work, around town, it is a dream. When track Club clinic days arrive, growl around everything in turns...It has more grip and agility than cars twice the price. 2011 is the Final year for the M3 V-8 forever. Don't wait, seriously.
Best FeaturesExterior and interior design, ergonomic layout, comfort. Competition pkg, Dual clutch 7 speed transmission, the 414 HP V-8 that growls like a beast. The audio system, rear power sunshade, driver selectable feature programing key preferences, the 19" wheels, fold down rear seats, build quality 10+
Worst FeaturesFor 2011, nothing. HQ got it right and listened to customers. They improved the right things, not just upgraded plastic parts. BMW didn't convert a modest production car into an M3 like Cadillac did with the CTS-V. Cadillac forgot a rear differential cooler & locking fuel door too. M3 for me. No GM.
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