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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 08-14-2014, 12:51 PM
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How many of the current E9X...

...owners on this forum are considering moving over to the F8X? Why or why not?
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:23 PM
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I am considering making the move but not for another 2-3 years. Personally I don't want to buy first year of production, I'd rather have most of the kinks worked out when I buy. So I'll be holding onto my M3 for another 2-3 years and have purchased an extended warranty that will cover me of three years.

Why make the move? I think the new M3 is a good looking car. Would I rather see another V8 used, yes. Would I rather see BMW stop growing the physical size of their cars, yes. But overall I think it is an excellent car. It is good to see the weight down a bit... And realistically, I figure after seven years of ownership in my E90 M3, the cost of up keep will likely push me to a new ride. But who knows, if my current M3 holds up as well as it has for the last four years, maybe I'll keep it beyond the extended warranty period...
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:10 PM
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Waiting to see what the competition package looks like.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:27 PM
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^^ Good point! Another reason to wait a couple years, to see what the competition pkg and possibly the LCI look like...
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:11 AM
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Not considering it at this time.

18k miles in 3 years. No problems and a great, fun car.

Plus I don't like the lower revving, fake sound, and the new body designs throughout the range are not to my liking.

All this could change over time; M cars are fantastic and I'll absolutely check them out thoroughly whenever I start shopping.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:30 PM
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V8. Vroom..
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:09 PM
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The sound is amazing and the torque

New m3 is very good

Not sure about reliability three years later with all the fancy turbos
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:16 PM
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I think my next ride might be the C63, it has the V8 from the AMG GT with even more torque. Maybe even the new S550 coupe. I guess I am getting old and I think these new Mercs combine performance and luxury like no other.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:18 AM
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I like a lot about the c63's but no manual trans kills it for me. Think ill be keeping my e92 pretty much from now on, it has the looks the handling the sound and with the supercharger all the power I want from a car.
To me the new ones looks are going in the wrong direction and the v6 sound I think would grate on my nerves. That aside it is a great car but just not for me.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM
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I debated the M4 for some time. In the end, I just didn't like some of the new direction BMW is taking in general. I felt the new M4 had lost some of the edge of the previous generations. I still think its a great car, just not what I had hoped for. I would have seriously considered an M2, but wasn't about to wait another year plus for the release. I even thought about looking for a 1M, but didn't want to pay the premium to get it. In the end, I went with a Porsche Carrera 4S (in my avatar)
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:39 PM
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a bespoke and tuned M4 will probably be a very formidable automobile indeed. some of the failings of the e9x M3 many (including me) have been able to combat, such as low end torque (new diff, all the tunes/engine tweaks) and lack of a heavy duty suspension (din an stage 2 suspension). I'm sure as time goes on many after market companies (not just Dinan of which i am a huge proponent, as one can see from my sig) should make any of the concerns melt away. as for the engine, well, you can't really do anything about that. but i think some will easily get past the sound of the s55 and embrace it's technology and efficiency.

in short, BMW made sure to not mess up the M3/4 which is in many ways the halo car for the entire Motorsports division. i can not say the same for the many other M cars out of Germany however. at least they got this one right.

and yes, in a few years it will definitely be part of the conversation.
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I am considering making the move but not for another 2-3 years. Personally I don't want to buy first year of production, I'd rather have most of the kinks worked out when I buy. So I'll be holding onto my M3 for another 2-3 years and have purchased an extended warranty that will cover me of three years.

Why make the move? I think the new M3 is a good looking car. Would I rather see another V8 used, yes. Would I rather see BMW stop growing the physical size of their cars, yes. But overall I think it is an excellent car. It is good to see the weight down a bit... And realistically, I figure after seven years of ownership in my E90 M3, the cost of up keep will likely push me to a new ride. But who knows, if my current M3 holds up as well as it has for the last four years, maybe I'll keep it beyond the extended warranty period...

You might be interested in the M2 if the increased size is a factor for you. But that will not have an 8 cylinder


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Old 10-17-2014, 09:16 AM
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I just moved up to the E92 having spent four years driving an underpowered Jeep Wrangler (had visions of towing behind an RV). Not moving to the F8x anytime soon. Agree the comment about the competition package - probably worth waiting to see how that turns out. It took a few years for the E92 to grow on me, but the V8 ultimately won me over.
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You might be interested in the M2 if the increased size is a factor for you. But that will not have an 8 cylinder


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Yes, the V8 is likely gone for good. But am watching the M2 development as well, definitely an option!
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