Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M3 & M4 > E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)

E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013, 07:34 PM
rikwynn rikwynn is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: PA
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 728
Mein Auto: 335xi M sport
Need help on an M3 choice

Ive had an E92 328 and 335 x drives both. I wanted an M3 and I'm ready to give my f10 to the wife and take the plunge. I'm torn between a 2008 E 93 with 7K miles (the car is like brand new) for $45K or a 2011 coupe with CF roof for $56k. The 08 still has 2 months warranty left so thats good but it has the old Nav which is not great.

What would you guys do? I'd like the idea of a convert but if the coupe drives much better I'd be willing to give that up. I need some help.

Is the 08 a risky purchase or no?


2015 335xi M sport manual Dinan Stage 2, Dinan forced air kit, Dinan coils, 405M forged wheels, PSS tires
2015 S drive 2.8 z4, triple black, tech package, Style 515 wheels
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 10:31 PM
1zamboni 1zamboni is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Monte Sereno, CA
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 686
Mein Auto: 2013 E93 & 2014 F30
Get the M3 and purchase extended warranty.
2014 F30 335i Melbourne Red
2013 E93 M3 Melbourne Red
2012 E93 Space Gray (Retired BMW buy back)
2009 E82 ( Sold )
2006 E90 ( Sold )
2001 E46 ( Sold )

My next vehicle would be a Zamboni
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 AM
mjposner mjposner is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West Palm Beach
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 167
Mein Auto: BMW M
First, where in Philly? Lower Moreland 77/78' here.

Don't get a convertible unless you are really a top down guy. I live in South Florida now so I get top down time alot. The weight penalty is like dragging two 200 lb friends at all times. Storage is also compromised. But if you will use it and you are an extrovert, then a vert is the way to go. Don't buy anything w/o a warranty or extended warranty.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 05:30 PM
rotorheadbob rotorheadbob is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Washington DC Metro Area
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 125
Mein Auto: 2013 Fire Orange BMW M3
I'd buy the 2011 coupe. Not everyone will agree, but I love the newer navigation system/idrive.

Current BMWs
2013 M3 Coupe, LRP Edition, Competition, Premium, 6MT, CF Roof
2014 428i Convertible, M Sport, Black Sapphire with Coral Red Dakota interior, Premium Package

Gone but not forgotten:
2010 M3 Coupe, Melbourne Red, Fox Red Interior, Premium, Technology, DCT
2006 530 XI

Last edited by rotorheadbob; 03-20-2013 at 03:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:25 AM
highyo highyo is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: manhattan
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,792
Mein Auto: X5 50i, M3
grab 10 45 pound weights. spread them around the car. go for a drive.

that's the difference between an e93 and an e92. i love my coupe. don't miss not being able to open the sunroof or put down the top. plus you live in philly, not arizona

2016 F15 X5 35i, Spacegrau, Canberra Beige/Black, Fineline wood trim, Cold Weather, Driver Assistance Plus (ACC), DHP, Luxury Seating, Premium Package, Harman Kardon
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 12:14 PM
jfox335i's Avatar
jfox335i jfox335i is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: PA
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 406
Mein Auto: 2014 335i
Coupe definitely. Not a huge vert fan. Also, the new iDrive is much better the older iPark
Current: 2014 F30 335i Melbourne M-line, PP,CW,6MT,NAV,DA,403M
2012 Z4sDrive35i - BSM,Coral Red,Msport,PP,Tech,CW
2012 F30 335i Sedan - BSM, Sport Line, PP,Tech,HK,CW,DA2
2010 E90 M3 - JBM PP,TP,ES,CW,Beast

BMWCCA #471315
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M3 & M4 > E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms