Originally Posted by Hans Delbruck
BMW handled this issue and stepped up with an improved warranty. That's what the warranty is for, and it's a reason why I'm not scared to buy the V8 M3 as soon as it comes out.
Yes and no. As of today we look back and everyones problems were resolved and people received extended warranties and new engines and for the most part everyone is happy, but that's a revisionist assessment of the situation.
When the engines started blowing up BMW blamed the failures on overrevs and improper oil in some cases and customers had to fight hard in order to get their cars fixed. Take a look here and read some of the posts if you don't beleive me...
With all of that being said, I'll be getting one of the first ones that rolls off the production line :-)