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Old 01-07-2011, 09:09 AM
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A few questions about the M Coupe

I was looking at some M coupes and was wondering how reliable they are and how they drive. Also, if there's anything you know/want to tell me i'd love to hear it! Thanks in advance
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I'm kinda feeling sorry for you. Do you mean M3, M5, M6, or do you really mean M like in the Z?
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I'm kinda feeling sorry for you. Do you mean M3, M5, M6, or do you really mean M like in the Z?
The //M coupe, as in the one based on the Z3(first gen) and the Z4(second gen).
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The Z3 based S52 and the 02 S54 are the fastest of the stock M's at the time they were made. (due to less weight) The Z3 rear suspension is prone to ripping out where the subframe attaches. It's also the older E30 based rear suspension.

They are a short wheel based car, and can have trailing throttle oversteer, and can understeer on corner entry when pushed. Very entertaining cars.

The Z4 S54 cars are a hoot. But they are very close quarters, and the seats are a tad small for me. (6'1" 215lbs) The engine really is a jewel.

They all have the same BMW problem areas. Cooling systems, and lots of electrical and electronics that can and do fail. All BMW require extensive and expensive maintenance. Brakes, suspension bushings, shocks, control arms, tie rods, and lots and lots of tires...lol The S54 motors require expensive valve adjustments and are showing signs of the vanos bolts falling out, taking the engine with them.

Poor people and those that really don't do a lot of their own work shouldn't own old German sports coupes.
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The Z3 based S52 and the 02 S54 are the fastest of the stock M's at the time they were made. (due to less weight) The Z3 rear suspension is prone to ripping out where the subframe attaches. It's also the older E30 based rear suspension.

They are a short wheel based car, and can have trailing throttle oversteer, and can understeer on corner entry when pushed. Very entertaining cars.

The Z4 S54 cars are a hoot. But they are very close quarters, and the seats are a tad small for me. (6'1" 215lbs) The engine really is a jewel.

They all have the same BMW problem areas. Cooling systems, and lots of electrical and electronics that can and do fail. All BMW require extensive and expensive maintenance. Brakes, suspension bushings, shocks, control arms, tie rods, and lots and lots of tires...lol The S54 motors require expensive valve adjustments and are showing signs of the vanos bolts falling out, taking the engine with them.

Poor people and those that really don't do a lot of their own work shouldn't own old German sports coupes.
Sounds awesome, some kid at my school got a red 1st generation //M coupe. It's sooo nice
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My, doesn't he have idiots for parents...
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My, doesn't he have idiots for parents...
Who?
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The kid that got the M coupe, who did you think I meant?
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The kid that got the M coupe, who did you think I meant?
Oooo I see, I thought you were talking to me
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