- Model: M3
- Year: 2009
- Gear Type: Automatic
- Boot size: Couple/Medium
- Safety Rating: 5
- Add-ons: MP3, Aircon, Electric Windows, More
- Overall Satisfaction: My true love
- Listed: September 19, 2014 12:12 pm
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Best featureThere aren’t many cars that have it all. Having a sedan means that you can take up to five passengers in a relative comfort and still have enough room in your boot. However, sedans aren’t very sporty, since their first aim is practicality. Well, the BMW’s M series changed all that. The car I’m driving now is the 2009 BMW M3. It is a sedan, but its main characteristic is its sporty nature. It has a 4 l V8 engine with 420 horsepower and it is a beast on the street which is sure to leave behind many other seemingly sportier cars. The engine is paired up with a seven-speed, double-clutch automatic gearbox and, when pushed to its limits, it reaches 100 kilometers an hour in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometers an hour, although the car could obviously go a lot faster. Having in mind the performance I just mentioned, the fuel consumption is more than amazing. In heavy city driving conditions it is about 17.5 l/100 kilometers, while in extra-urban conditions I have managed to drive it at about 9 l/100 km. Combined, the fuel consumption is under 12 l/100 km, which I feel is not a lot for this kind of power. Another practical feature is the size of the boot which is 450 l. Speaking of the design, the M3 is similarly stunning. On the inside you can find blush, high-quality materials and beautiful ergonomics. The steering wheel is massive and beautiful but still very well designed so that it doesn’t block the view of the instruments. As expected from a car of such performance the seats are very supportive and comfortable. The elevated multimedia screen looks great, is positioned very well and it’s very easy to use. On the outside, to the unknowing eye, the M3 might look like just any other modern sedan. But people who know their cars will notice the signs which will tell them what lies under the hood. Large air intakes, larger wheels and M styling features simply improve on the already beautiful standard version M3 sedan. Another great thing with the M3 is the list of standard features. You get Dynamic Stability Control, 18-inch wheels, leather seats, cruise control, Park Distance Control, green sensor, xenon highlights, electric seat adjustment with a very useful memory option, multi-functional steering wheel and loads of other perks.
There aren’t many things to complain about, as you might imagine. Leg-room in the back might be a bit better, but it is still very practical.
The dashboard clocks might be bit bigger and more pactical to look at.
Another gripe might be the amount of money you need to spend for this car. Loads of hi-tech features, immense fun, and even more history make the M3 very expensive. The same thing goes for the price of the services as well, though this is the price I gladly pay.
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