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      02-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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My Frozen Gray F10 M5 vs. E92 M3

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and I agree with SehrSchnell def the cleanest shop I have ever seen!
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Very good write up. Thanks for sharing!
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Dude, the fact that you own both an M3 and an M5 is sick. Nice writeup.
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Dude, the fact that you own both an M3 and an M5 is sick. Nice writeup.
Thanks Some have been telling me to give up the M3 cos they think the two cars are the same. In reality, they share similar pedigree but provide pretty distinct propositions.
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Nice rides!

Just curious though, how the heck do you put on 2000km in 2 weeks, especially in a small country like Singapore??

I guess you could drive from Changi airport to the Jurong Bird park and back for a few thousand times!
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Nice rides!

Just curious though, how the heck do you put on 2000km in 2 weeks, especially in a small country like Singapore??

I guess you could drive from Changi airport to the Jurong Bird park and back for a few thousand times!
Well, after my son sleeps, i would drive to tuas, changi airport, to tuas again via PIE and repeat as many times as my eye lids could take. Lets just say i have had quite a lot of the coffee at the airport
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Great write up! Thanks for taking the time to share!
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Great info! Thanks for sharing. A couple of comments:

Your M dealership's service bays are so pristine, and the fact that you can view them working on your car is fantastic. If we had that type of setup here, I would never have to wonder whether the techs properly reinstalled the wheel lugs with a torque wrench rather than an air gun. It's curious why we in the US don't have M-specific dealerships, given that we buy the largest proportion of the M division's output. Is it because BMWNA figures that the presence of M cars in the main BMW dealership attracts all buyers, including those for 328s and 528s, serving as an aspirational model?

Love the side-by-side pic of your M3 and new M5. The M3 looks petite in comparison. Makes me feel better about using my M3 for track duty--it's certainly not a 911 or a flyweight Exige, but in the grand scheme of things the M3 is a fairly reasonable size for the track.
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Great info! Thanks for sharing. A couple of comments:

Your M dealership's service bays are so pristine, and the fact that you can view them working on your car is fantastic. If we had that type of setup here, I would never have to wonder whether the techs properly reinstalled the wheel lugs with a torque wrench rather than an air gun. It's curious why we in the US don't have M-specific dealerships, given that we buy the largest proportion of the M division's output. Is it because BMWNA figures that the presence of M cars in the main BMW dealership attracts all buyers, including those for 328s and 528s, serving as an aspirational model?

Love the side-by-side pic of your M3 and new M5. The M3 looks petite in comparison. Makes me feel better about using my M3 for track duty--it's certainly not a 911 or a flyweight Exige, but in the grand scheme of things the M3 is a fairly reasonable size for the track.
I guess if US is already the biggest buyer of M cars, they naturally won't be spending much time trying to get creative with u guys. In addition, the profit margin for an M car is pretty slim there going by the price. A dedicated M dealer requires a pretty hefty profit margin to sustain due to the lower volume. Over here, we don't have any choice. Every marque is represented by only 1 official dealership. People often change marque due to frustrations with the dealer as we can't simply drive a few miles further to another dealership. Please be careful what you ask for cos u might not like what u get. Low price M cars or more exclusive dealer, pick one?

Where cars are concerned, nobody in the world should be anywhere close to being envious of us here!!!
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I guess if US is already the biggest buyer of M cars, they naturally won't be spending much time trying to get creative with u guys. In addition, the profit margin for an M car is pretty slim there going by the price. A dedicated M dealer requires a pretty hefty profit margin to sustain due to the lower volume. Over here, we don't have any choice. Every marque is represented by only 1 official dealership. People often change marque due to frustrations with the dealer as we can't simply drive a few miles further to another dealership. Please be careful what you ask for cos u might not like what u get. Low price M cars or more exclusive dealer, pick one?

Where cars are concerned, nobody in the world should be anywhere close to being envious of us here!!!
I see your point. Here on Long Island, NY, or in the LA suburbs, or the Chicago suburbs, you can seemingly throw a rock in any random direction and hit a BMW dealership. We definitely don't suffer from a lack of options when it comes to choosing a dealer.
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