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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 04-25-2013, 12:54 AM
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Can't believe how much I frickin' love that POWER button

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Old 04-25-2013, 01:33 AM
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I think the best setting is off. You will in time too.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:11 AM
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Can't believe how much I frickin' love that POWER button

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 AM
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I think the best setting is off. You will in time too.
It's so cool, you can actually watch the fuel gauge go down whilest you drive.



Seriously, though, wow, what jump.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:47 AM
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:03 AM
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I never really liked the "POWER" button in any of the BMWs.

It makes modulating the gas pedal much more difficult due to its heightened sensitivity. It remains off in my car, even in the "M" mode.

But, I'll agree that watching the fuel gauge needle drop is awesome... but also painful when you have to fill up the full 16+gal tank.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:37 PM
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I never really liked the "POWER" button in any of the BMWs.

It makes modulating the gas pedal much more difficult due to its heightened sensitivity. It remains off in my car, even in the "M" mode.

But, I'll agree that watching the fuel gauge needle drop is awesome... but also painful when you have to fill up the full 16+gal tank.
Agree with modulation being more difficult. That power annoys me.

Then i have to recalibrate my brain to becoming a light foot aIl of a sudden. Lol.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:39 PM
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I never really liked the "POWER" button in any of the BMWs.

It makes modulating the gas pedal much more difficult due to its heightened sensitivity. It remains off in my car, even in the "M" mode.

But, I'll agree that watching the fuel gauge needle drop is awesome... but also painful when you have to fill up the full 16+gal tank.
I only engage the Power button at the track, but haven't noticed difficulty modulating throttle. In this type of usage, the gas guage is going to drop quickly anyway. I get ~8 mpg at the track, or about 1 tank per day.
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I only engage the Power button at the track, but haven't noticed difficulty modulating throttle. In this type of usage, the gas guage is going to drop quickly anyway. I get ~8 mpg at the track, or about 1 tank per day.
are you oversteering all over the place? or are you applying 25% throttle when needing 50% throttle?
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:15 PM
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are you oversteering all over the place? or are you applying 25% throttle when needing 50% throttle?
Neither. Are you saying everyone should have the same issues with it you do?
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I love it too, Jon. How many miles now?
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I only engage the Power button at the track, but haven't noticed difficulty modulating throttle. In this type of usage, the gas guage is going to drop quickly anyway. I get ~8 mpg at the track, or about 1 tank per day.
Your feet must be more sensitive than mine, or perhaps I should spend more time in the Power mode to get used to it.

In either case, there is no performance benefits as far as I can tell (unlike what the name of the button implies).
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I love it too, Jon. How many miles now?
Just refilled the tank for the 2nd time. 330 miles.

I FREAKING LOVE THIS CAR. I never thought I could love a car so much. It is PERFECT (even with the poor mileage).

I'm starting to get impatient with the break-in.

My beloved E36 M3 goes to a new home on Sunday....

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Just refilled the tank for the 2nd time. 330 miles.

I FREAKING LOVE THIS CAR. I never thought I could love a car so much. It is PERFECT (even with the poor mileage).

I'm starting to get impatient with the break-in.

My beloved E36 M3 goes to a new home on Sunday....

Jon - Congrats on your new ride. I'm approaching the 3rd birthday of my M3. The break-in seems to take forever, but as you're finding out, this car does so many things so well you just can't wait to get past that to find out what's on the other side. It's worth it....this car never, ever gets boring. It is always fun to drive, more so on the track. And I used to think my ZHP was the perfect car.

Food for thought...schedule your first HPDE in the car for end of May. That should give you time to get the 1200 mile service done just in time. That's what I did...
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My beloved E36 M3 goes to a new home on Sunday....

Whaaaat? Did you sell your beautiful e36 M3? Maybe I am biased, but I grew up drooling all over the e36 M3, and I think it's one of the classiest BMWs ever produced.
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The M button on the steering wheel should really be a B. For beast mode. Because that's what the car is when that button is pressed. Maybe it's just me,but the engine growls a little meaner when it's beasting.

I haven't grown tired of that V8 growl and doubt I ever will. The sting of always seeming I have less than half a tank of gas, or hitting the pump every other day has numbed and I've just accepted that's the price I pay for this level of enjoyment.

I was hyped up for the release of the F80 and bought this one with the idea it would hold me over until the F80 dropped. Now, I'm not so sure. For now, I have no desire to drive anything else. /content
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