MotorTrend: “The M3 is as suave as George Clooney in a Brioni tux”

BMW M3 | December 3rd, 2010 by 6
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MotorTrend parts ways with their 2009 BMW M3, but the review of the super sporty sedan is nothing short of spectacular. Here is an excerpt …

MotorTrend parts ways with their 2009 BMW M3, but the review of the super sporty sedan is nothing short of spectacular. Here is an excerpt from the long-term review:

“Our M3 was a sedate and luxurious sedan as well as a supremely rewarding driving machine. Docile in inclement weather and smooth enough to transport your grandparents (if you can resist temptation), the M3 was equally primed for backcountry road-smash mode, where it would fire every synapse in your brain related to driving pleasure.

And then you’d find the M Drive button, which holds your preferred throttle, traction, and damping settings. With one press, everything somehow managed to get better. This is the M3′s genius.

MotorTrend: The M3 is as suave as George Clooney in a Brioni tux

There are faster cars, yes, and there are a few that are more rewarding to drive. But of those, we challenge you to find one that combines speed, thrill, and daily driving duties as deftly as the M3.

“But there must’ve been something they didn’t like!” you might be yelling. Well, fuel mileage was a bit of a bummer. The farthest our M3 traveled on a tank was 288.9 miles, and our observed 15.6 mpg is worse than that of our long-term Nissan GT-R. But when you’re charging north of 5000 rpm every day, it’s hard not to expect such a result.”

Full review at MotorTrend

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000404206443 Misha Nikolich

    I would love to own a E90 M3!

    The World’s Greatest All-Around Car? Unquestionably.

  • Laszlo

    awesome car. too bad a station wagon form does not exists. that would be a killer sleeper machine. One day I will buy an E90 or E92 M3 for sure… but not just yet :-(

  • Steve

    Mercs have always intrigued me because I’ve been in a fast BMW (e60 m5) and a fast audi (rs4) but what is a fast merc like? are they just big soft wallowy sedans with a big engine and lifeless handling? If so, my e46 compact with it’s 2.5 i6 is more attractive to me

  • XC

    lol, “before you send your angrily worded e-mails..” seems that haters can’t really see something good when it’s before their eyes…

  • Steve

    Firstly I’m not angry, secondly I know a merc is a fine piece of engineering, it’s just not my preference in a car.

  • Woo Hoo

    What good is a 400 HP car in the US?

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