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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 11-13-2011, 08:02 AM
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Thanks guys for the input...I have come to similar conclusions.
I think I will pass on the IS-F, and stick with 'da M3. Can't wait to see what the "F" series M3 will be like? If it is like, AMAZING...will consider it...if not an loses steering feel & other driving dynamics, may just get a 2011 E90 or 2012 E93 to add to my E92.
Gonna wait, be patient and see?
If you already have an E92, why not drive the improved 2012 IS-F, before you make a final decision?
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:10 AM
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You can't go wrong with the high revving V8 M3. The Lexus F is an amazing car, just can't beat the feel of the M3. I don't track and the M3 is probably in it's final model year. Financially, that doesn't make sense to pull the trigger now. I test drove the C63 AMG and the power is intoxicating. Power is on demand. No need to rev to 3-4k to get going. The new MCT is nice and does a pretty decent job. In my personal opinion, the C63 is more fun, more of the time. Good luck.

P.S. I don't like how the IS-F's interior is somewhat similar to the Camry's.
+1. The new C63 is an amazing car. Incredible engine.

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:13 AM
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+1. The new C63 is an amazing car. Incredible engine.

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Just done drive/own one without the LSD! From what I hear, it's like driving on ice!
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:53 PM
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Just done drive/own one without the LSD! From what I hear, it's like driving on ice!
what U trying to say???
uh...translate please?
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:02 PM
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Google Top Gear with every C63 lacking a limited slip differential. It's like a snake in a children's sand box.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:44 PM
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BTW, among the few minor things I miss from the IS-F? A rev limiter.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:52 PM
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Google Top Gear with every C63 lacking a limited slip differential. It's like a snake in a children's sand box.
Well, gee wiz, golly miss molly...gotta have LSD or yur just drinking the kool-aid(pun intended)

Wow, never imagined that my little thread, here...would garner this much interest (10,000+)
...imagine if I tilted it "2012 C63 AMG or M3, German beast 2 German beast
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:31 AM
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I just did the same comparison you did. The IS-F is a very nice car. Good quality and excellent service and support. However, I drive both cars on the same track. I push both cars equally through the corners. The M3 handled the track just as I expected. The Lexus could not hold the corners as well. I few slips. The IS-F interior felt tight, cramped, but very appealing. The BMW felt like it had more elbow and shoulder room. I elected to go with an M3 Coupe after all.

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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Well, gee wiz, golly miss molly...gotta have LSD or yur just drinking the kool-aid(pun intended)

Wow, never imagined that my little thread, here...would garner this much interest (10,000+)
...imagine if I tilted it "2012 C63 AMG or M3, German beast 2 German beast
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I just did the same comparison you did. The IS-F is a very nice car. Good quality and excellent service and support. However, I drive both cars on the same track. I push both cars equally through the corners. The M3 handled the track just as I expected. The Lexus could not hold the corners as well. I few slips. The IS-F interior felt tight, cramped, but very appealing. The BMW felt like it had more elbow and shoulder room. I elected to go with an M3 Coupe after all.

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Jeff
In the end...I agree, not just 'cause I am partial to German cars, and own a BMW, but my own experience and the very astute input of y'all who have driven / owned both.
Gonna stick with BMW unless they abandon "feel" steering, handling, throttle, suspension in favor of "mass appeal" ...bling-bling glitzy asian look and over done Tech, or get bigger and heavier than a 60's caddy Eldorado
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:09 AM
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I just did the same comparison you did. The IS-F is a very nice car. Good quality and excellent service and support. However, I drive both cars on the same track. I push both cars equally through the corners. The M3 handled the track just as I expected. The Lexus could not hold the corners as well. I few slips. The IS-F interior felt tight, cramped, but very appealing. The BMW felt like it had more elbow and shoulder room. I elected to go with an M3 Coupe after all.

Thanks,
Jeff
Was the IS-F you compared, a 2011?
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