BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
ESS Tuning
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-16-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
13eastie
Lieutenant
 
13eastie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London

Posts: 563
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Post "Fifth Gear" Review

Summary:
Quote:
Rating 4/5
There are few drivers' cars - at any price - as complete as this one. This M3 is almost supercar fast, seats four and provides a performance and handling package that provides just the right blend of excitement and maturity to make this a brilliant car to live with every day. You could argue that there could be more edge to the noise it makes, a little more nervous agility to its handling, and more drama from its looks, but that would take the edge of its satisfying usability. And those after that final animal element will probably be sated by the upcoming CSL version, which promises more raw excitement. Audi's RS4 runs this car very close, and is certainly the more capable car when the conditions turn slippery, but the BMW's rear-drive handling is ultimately more entertaining, its seats more comfortable, its V8 sound-track less intrusive. It is not an M3 in the mould of the original, raw, race-car for the road E30 M3 from 21 years back, but it's a hell of a lot faster, and vastly more sophisticated. And just as much fun.
Full Article:
http://fifthgear.five.tv/jsp/5gmain....=889&pageid=-1
13eastie is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
the_stranger
Captain
 
the_stranger's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 M3 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lafayette, IN

Posts: 927
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
awesome review.
the_stranger is offline   India
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 09:16 AM   #3
LgFriess
New Member
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: W. Michigan

Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)

Love the fact so much comes in the base package!
LgFriess is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
JEllis
Brigadier General
 
JEllis's Avatar
 
Drives: E36 M3, E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SD CA/Yuma

Posts: 4,674
iTrader: (4)

Awesome Review

Quote:
Love the fact so much comes in the base package!
Dont expect the same for US models...

Jason
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic14547_7.gif
JEllis is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
Bennu
Colonel
 
Bennu's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Palm Beach

Posts: 2,213
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW/M235i  [0.00]
For some reason I always trusted Fifth Gear's Reviews more compared to Top Gear. I know both are basically entertainment, but I dunno Fifth Gear is more reliable to me.
__________________
------------------------------------------------
Lack of money is not the problem. It is merely a symptom of what's going on inside of you! - T Harv Eker

Bennu is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 01:33 PM   #6
JerezBlue!
Second Lieutenant
 
JerezBlue!'s Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M3 V8
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: London, UK

Posts: 289
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JEllis View Post
Awesome Review



Dont expect the same for US models...

Jason


Yeah, I was going to say, the base M3 in the UK on the road with absolutely no options starts at £50625; that's around $100000. I wonder what you could get for that much cash in America?
JerezBlue! is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 01:37 PM   #7
Bennu
Colonel
 
Bennu's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Palm Beach

Posts: 2,213
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW/M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JerezBlue! View Post
Yeah, I was going to say, the base M3 in the UK on the road with absolutely no options starts at £50625; that's around $100000. I wonder what you could get for that much cash in America?
You could buy a used M6, a brand new fully loaded M5, X-5. A low mileage 911T (996) and the list goes on.
__________________
------------------------------------------------
Lack of money is not the problem. It is merely a symptom of what's going on inside of you! - T Harv Eker

Bennu is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #8
JerezBlue!
Second Lieutenant
 
JerezBlue!'s Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M3 V8
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: London, UK

Posts: 289
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by K3N R3D View Post
You could buy a used M6, a brand new fully loaded M5, X-5. A low mileage 911T (996) and the list goes on.

A fully loaded M5 here would be £72835.00; that's almost $144000.00!

See attached.
Attached Images
File Type: pdf Fully Loaded UK M5.pdf (59.8 KB, 90 views)
JerezBlue! is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 03:09 PM   #9
BMW F22
Major General
 
BMW F22's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Around the Bay

Posts: 8,306
iTrader: (8)

very niiice!
BMW F22 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 03:22 PM   #10
MegaPixels
New Member
 
Drives: 2001 Porsche 996 TT
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philly/Nj

Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

I really want this car but it seems i will be able to get a mildy used m6 or m5 for the same money doesn't it?
MegaPixels is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2007, 03:49 PM   #11
Bennu
Colonel
 
Bennu's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Palm Beach

Posts: 2,213
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW/M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaPixels View Post
I really want this car but it seems i will be able to get a mildy used m6 or m5 for the same money doesn't it?
I was referring to the M3 base price in the UK not in the US.
__________________
------------------------------------------------
Lack of money is not the problem. It is merely a symptom of what's going on inside of you! - T Harv Eker

Bennu is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST