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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 01-25-2014, 08:17 AM
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Picking up my first M3 on Monday, it's a 09 M3 with 52,000 miles, along with the maintenance record I had the seller take it to the BMW shop for a complete check to include fluid change. Car is equip with everything that comes with this model but had some upgrades to include a Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System, vorsteiner E92 boot lid, GTD-V front lip and ESS E-Flash ECU Performance Software 91 Octane/Akrapovic , also stores stock engine tune. Seller is also giving all the parts that was swapped out as well.
For you veterans M3 owner, is there be anything I need to be aware off?
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:39 PM
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:08 AM
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:30 AM
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Just be aware of your right foot.


Don't be like that guy that totaled his within the first 30 minutes of buying it.

Anyway, congratulations. You chose one of the best cars BMW has ever made


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Old 01-26-2014, 01:40 AM
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This is my second BMW, have a 99 E46 and taught I would up grade.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:29 PM
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It has been stated that the M3 (2007-2013) is one of the more reliable vehicles from BMW. While you have the maintenance records, check that all recommended work has been done. Depending on how you drive it, expect 200-250 miles per tank. This is the one weak area. Not so much the fuel economy (which could be better) but the gas tank capacity. Otherwise enjoy your new M3 and welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:54 PM
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Heard the stories about the gas mileage, guess I will have to lay of the gas pedal sometimes if I want to get a couple more miles out of the tank... Lager tank means more weight, more weight slower speeds, that's give and take. What type of fuel do you run on? In Italy they have the regular (89) or blu-super (93). Do the different modes give differences in milage? If so what is the best possible drive mode for everyday city driving and on the autostrada?

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Old 01-26-2014, 05:31 PM
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:41 PM
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Picked the M3 up today and now I know why this car is rated #1.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:31 PM
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Picked the M3 up today and now I know why this car is rated #1.
..by who?

Congrats on the new ride,... Just remember to lay off the throttle before the oil heats up.
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..by who?

Congrats on the new ride,... Just remember to lay off the throttle before the oil heats up.
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The car won't let you rev it high anyway, but still be very conservative until it is warmed up.


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Old 01-27-2014, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for the advice, keep it coming, I'm new at this M3 thing.
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Thanks for the advice, keep it coming, I'm new at this M3 thing.
For your M button, keep traction control on. Then move to MDM. You don't need turn traction control off. But you can. Don't ever drive with DSC off.


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Old 01-28-2014, 03:51 PM
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With my work schedule I haven't had time to learn most of the car features, I tried plugging in my iPod into the jack but the radio don't not recognized it. Is there a way around that or am I stuck to listening to CDs and AFN radio and Italian music?
Also, is there any where I can get my current rims power coated?
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:00 PM
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Yeah, just pull the rims off and take em to someone who does it. Shouldn't end up costing you more than $500 for the lot.


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Old 01-28-2014, 04:04 PM
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That's 500 euros if I can find a shop here in Italy, Research starts tomorrow. What about the iPod question? How can I get mine to work?
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That's 500 euros if I can find a shop here in Italy, Research starts tomorrow. What about the iPod question? How can I get mine to work?
No idea. Your iDrive is different than mine!


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Old 01-28-2014, 06:28 PM
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Do you have the Y cable?? You may need that for the 09
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:47 AM
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Y cable? Not fimilar what that is, ill google it. Thanks
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:38 PM
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Good luck getting that back, I just purchased mine and won't sell it back unless the previous owner paid extra.... Good luck anyway"...
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:58 AM
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Go to the dealer, they will surely overcharge you for one.......lol.
I thought I had kept the one from my X5......tried looking for it and would have sent it to you.
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First week owning my M3, no regrets, fast, handles really nice, turns heads and not to bad on gas. Can wait until it stops raining now so I can put it on the autostrada.



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