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Old 12-27-2012, 02:35 PM
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08 M3 Convertable DSC, EDC, but no M

I've read a thread on this topic but am still confused. This 08 BMW @ CarMax is 43,999 with 20,000 miles. It's an automatic (I dont drive manuals). It has EDC, DSC but it's friggin missing M Dynamic Mode. I know 44k isn't cheap for a car by any stretch but it's also not bad for a 08 convert M3 in my opinion. I just dont understand if it's worth 44k with no M Dynamic Mode. I know it was an option back in 08 and is standard in 11 but I'm the type of person who wants to take off out of a red light and enjoys driving through the smokey mountains dragon. I see a huge need for M Mode for these types of drives and turning DSC off means I can end up in a wall up in the mountains if I get at it. What is your opinion on M Dynamic Mode missing from an M3? Doesn't it defeat the purpose for us everyday drivers to be missing this option? I don't plan on track racing where DSC only would be a benefit. For me the middle ground M mode brings is ideal. Don't get me wrong...I dont know a whole lot about the M3 but it is the car I want now. Can you folks provide me information on M Mode and if 44k for this car is worth it without M Mode?
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:04 PM
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Sounds like a car with out the tech package?
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:08 PM
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Sounds like a car with out the tech package?
That sounds about right. I only show Premium and Cold Weather packages
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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That sounds about right. I only show Premium and Cold Weather packages
To be honest, the M mode isn't all that great and I have used it only a few times in this car. The throttle mapping I don't like, "normal" is more linear and controllable, the steering setting doesn't seem to do much of anything (I'm a bodybuilder, so steering always feel light) and since you have EDC, you can key-code that or hit that button instead of the m button.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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I don't know about the 2008 M3's, but for newer M3 convertibles the competition package was not available; so, no M dynamic mode.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:13 PM
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To be honest, the M mode isn't all that great and I have used it only a few times in this car. The throttle mapping I don't like, "normal" is more linear and controllable, the steering setting doesn't seem to do much of anything (I'm a bodybuilder, so steering always feel light) and since you have EDC, you can key-code that or hit that button instead of the m button.
So sorry, EDC on, DSC off is pretty close to M Mode. Just want to make sure I understand correctly.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:20 PM
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I believe so, or at least the DSC isn't so restrictive.

Other folks may chime who actually use/like the M mode though, I may be missing some secret aspect of its purpose.
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MDM is the middle ground between DSC and DSC off. The feature is great on the track where the environment is controlled. It allows for a greater slip angle before DSC kicks in. ZCP (comp package) was never available on the E93. Since you have no desire to track your car don't let this be a deal breaker for you.............Phil
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MDM is the middle ground between DSC and DSC off. The feature is great on the track where the environment is controlled. It allows for a greater slip angle before DSC kicks in. ZCP (comp package) was never available on the E93. Since you have no desire to track your car don't let this be a deal breaker for you.............Phil
This.

OP - Sounds like you will be just fine.

Car scares the crap out me as it is, even without MDM.
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I don't know about the 2008 M3's, but for newer M3 convertibles the competition package was not available; so, no M dynamic mode.
That's incorrect. Well, it's true that E93's don't have the comp package option but M Dynamic mode doesn't require it. My '11 E93M3 has M Dynamic and I use it quite frequently. Don't know about the options in '08, possibly M Dynamic was part of the tech package.
Also here's the BMW webpage: http://www.bmw.ie/ie/en/newvehicles/...amic_mode.html
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