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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.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:10 PM
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My new ride ... Wow so cool

Just picked up a new M3 convertible in Interlagos Blue. DCT, Premium, cold Weather, black leather, BMW Apps, satellite radio, auto high beams, dynamic damper control. And BMW performance exhaust (crazy fun!)

I turned in my last BMW 335i convertible at lease end. So I have had a chance to drive both now and the difference is night and day. Up to this point, the 335 CV was my favorite car owned (and I have been trying all the car brands out there over the past 35 years). The beauty of this new ride is all the favorite things that I loved with the 335 is in the M3.

But the power train and transmission is a beast with the M3. I can not get over the difference between these two cars. And yet all the controls, features inside work the same. So it's extremely comfortable as I spent the last three years in the 335 and yet feels like something completely different. Not sure that makes sense....

My lease turn in was flawless (zero assessed!). Frankly the whole car buying experience was a joy - upfront pricing, great service and a fabulous tutorial by a very experienced gal. And the $2750 in rebates from BMW didn't hurt either. Got them to throw in an M jacket also which has great lines to it.

An M has been my dream car for years. I'm very excited to have joined "the club".
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:51 PM
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How did you end up with$2500 in rebate? Should it be $2250 ? Congrat on your new ride I just pick one up in Jan and this was our third car with SCBMW.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:57 PM
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How did you end up with$2500 in rebate? Should it be $2250 ? Congrat on your new ride I just pick one up in Jan and this was our third car with SCBMW.
Actually it was $2750. I made an error. $1500 for previous lease owner. $750 loyalty discount. And first payment paid up to $500.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:59 PM
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:01 PM
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Was going to lease. But decided since I know the car so well with the 335 and the M3 was my dream car, I decided to buy. Given I only put on 9000 miles a year, I'll have it for a long time.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:01 PM
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Don't forget to make an appointment for 1200 miles service and this thing is a beast after service is done.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:02 PM
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Don't forget to make an appointment for 1200 miles service and this thing is a beast after service is done.
Good advice. Only have 200 miles on it. So trying to take it easy. It's tough.

Plans are to sign up in the next year for the two day BMW performance driving school so I can really drive this beast.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:35 PM
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You going to fun at M school plus you get to drive other M models as well.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:10 AM
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I have a very similar experience and car. Turned in my '09 e93 335i one month ago today on a heavily-optioned '13 e93 M3, also Interlagos blue. I moved my 335i wheel locks and windscreen over to the M3. Everything I liked about the 335i is present and familiar in the M3, yet the sublime power and adjustability of the suspension, throttle, and DCT make it an amplified, different, and much more fun experience. I spent the month doing a lot of early morning mountain drives because I was anxious to get through the initial break-in properly, and now have just under 2,000 miles. Congrats and enjoy - I have no regrets.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:10 AM
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Was going to lease. But decided since I know the car so well with the 335 and the M3 was my dream car, I decided to buy. Given I only put on 9000 miles a year, I'll have it for a long time.
Congratulations!!!! You now own the S65B40 and will have permanent smile lines on your face. I did the same thing as you; to buy to keep. This engine IMHO is one for the ages. Enjoy… But then really enjoy it once you’re done your break in.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:42 PM
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Congratulations!

What a perfect time of year for a convertible (at least on the East Coast)! I also came from a 335i and know exactly what you mean...a completely different driving experience. I can't get over how the M3 doesn't move when engage into gear until you give it gas...different from any other car I've other owned.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:55 PM
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Congratulations!

What a perfect time of year for a convertible (at least on the East Coast)! I also came from a 335i and know exactly what you mean...a completely different driving experience. I can't get over how the M3 doesn't move when engage into gear until you give it gas...different from any other car I've other owned.
Agree on giving it gas to go. New to me. I literally am learning to drive again. Living in the Bay Area it is always top down weather!

Even more reason to go to the M driving school - I need to learn how to really drive this beast. That's the story I'm giving to my wife. And I'm sticking with it!
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:31 AM
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Beautiful car. Congrats.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:07 AM
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Even more reason to go to the M driving school - I need to learn how to really drive this beast. That's the story I'm giving to my wife. And I'm sticking with it!
Good call.

Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:40 AM
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Congratulations!

What a perfect time of year for a convertible (at least on the East Coast)! I also came from a 335i and know exactly what you mean...a completely different driving experience. I can't get over how the M3 doesn't move when engage into gear until you give it gas...different from any other car I've other owned.
Even on auto drive mode and it makes you feel like driving a manual transmission.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:38 AM
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Congratulations!! I traded my 335i for an M3! I feel the same, I was very comfortable making the transition from the 335i, to the M3.
I love the DCT. And of course, the high revving V8
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