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) > New and Preowned M3 Pricing, Ordering, Tracking / European Delivery / Dealer Reviews
 
Strasse Wheels
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-09-2006, 11:19 PM   #23
Last E92 M3
Lieutenant Colonel
17
Rep
1,507
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M3
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JK42 View Post
Agreed,

They should be shipped with M6 shells with N52B30's under the bonnet and maybe 1 of the buyers could tell the difference.

Best regards,

Jussi
lol! that's messed up man hahaha
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2006, 11:26 PM   #24
replicat
Lieutenant
9
Rep
516
Posts

 
Drives: 40MPG
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! I love it!
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2006, 12:46 PM   #25
JK42
First Lieutenant
JK42's Avatar
8
Rep
374
Posts

 
Drives: E70 BMW X5 4.8i
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern Europe

iTrader: (0)

BMW would save a ton of money not having to build those S85B50 engines that won't be used how they should be anyway...

--SARCASM--

They should just throw out a "BMW Yuppie" collection to the US market instead of the "BMW Individual" where you could buy all the greatest looks and biggest cars, such as M6 or 760iL, and with extensive exterior and interior options, and just throw the N52B30 straight six under the bonnet of every model

--SARCASM--

Jussi
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2006, 06:39 PM   #26
replicat
Lieutenant
9
Rep
516
Posts

 
Drives: 40MPG
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Haha, thanks for including the Sarcasm reminder. We wouldn't want any of the JK naysayers getting all fired up.

But in all seriousness, they should really do that...half of the dimwitted assholes on the road, are more likely to hurt themselves and others with the power that is given to them with the S85B50.

They should make the buyers take a performance driving test. And if they don't pass they get stuck with N52
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2006, 07:02 PM   #27
JK42
First Lieutenant
JK42's Avatar
8
Rep
374
Posts

 
Drives: E70 BMW X5 4.8i
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern Europe

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by replicat View Post
Haha, thanks for including the Sarcasm reminder. We wouldn't want any of the JK naysayers getting all fired up.

But in all seriousness, they should really do that...half of the dimwitted assholes on the road, are more likely to hurt themselves and others with the power that is given to them with the S85B50.

They should make the buyers take a performance driving test. And if they don't pass they get stuck with N52
Even the N52 is too good (and powerful) for most of these people who just buy the M models out of status value and don't have a clue how to drive a powerful car properly. One of my big fears is that the horsepower wars and constantly increasing power and torque of all manufacturers cars (especially when the wide switch to hydrogen powered engines will happen) will eventually lead to governments stepping in and regulating the industry in some way, because more and more people will be killing themselves and others on the roads by buying cars that they can't handle. That's why the industry should perhaps start regulating itself, like they did in Germany with the 250km/h top speed governor pact that was voluntary between German automakers, and aimed at the Green party communists from destroying the free speed autobahns. (Which they attempted to do many times in the 80s and early 90s - the top speed governor pact was an example of the industry regulating itself so that government wouldn't spoil things worse.)

For example, BMW should demand that every M BMW buyer take the driving classes before they get handed the car. It's always better for the industry to regulate itself, than with government regulation, which usually results in moronic laws, which might mean that soon all we can buy are just 200hp tops lawnmower engine equipped cars. (worst case scenario.) Seriously, this will be an issue, especially when hydrogen-powered engines hit the roads, because then even a "regular" 6-cylinder engine will be able to generate near-supercar levels of power and torque with relative ease.

Best regards,

Jussi
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2006, 07:07 PM   #28
Last E92 M3
Lieutenant Colonel
17
Rep
1,507
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M3
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JK42 View Post
BMW would save a ton of money not having to build those S85B50 engines that won't be used how they should be anyway...

--SARCASM--

They should just throw out a "BMW Yuppie" collection to the US market instead of the "BMW Individual" where you could buy all the greatest looks and biggest cars, such as M6 or 760iL, and with extensive exterior and interior options, and just throw the N52B30 straight six under the bonnet of every model

--SARCASM--

Jussi
hahahaha
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2006, 09:53 AM   #29
JK42
First Lieutenant
JK42's Avatar
8
Rep
374
Posts

 
Drives: E70 BMW X5 4.8i
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern Europe

iTrader: (0)

Any thoughts on the self-regulation of the industry as far as the power wars? Anyone?

Best regards,

Jussi
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2006, 03:15 PM   #30
swamp2
Lieutenant General
swamp2's Avatar
United_States
215
Rep
10,201
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA USA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JK42 View Post
Any thoughts on the self-regulation of the industry as far as the power wars? Anyone?

Best regards,

Jussi
Be patient man, folks will reply when it is worth it . My thoughts on required training: BMW should include, at no cost above that of the car, a day of performance and defensive driving training. This should be on ALL M vehicles. Obviously you can't make such a class required, just encourage it. It would definitely save lives. Insurance companies in the US should also give discounts for both performance and safety oriented classes.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2006, 06:20 PM   #31
JK42
First Lieutenant
JK42's Avatar
8
Rep
374
Posts

 
Drives: E70 BMW X5 4.8i
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern Europe

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Be patient man, folks will reply when it is worth it . My thoughts on required training: BMW should include, at no cost above that of the car, a day of performance and defensive driving training. This should be on ALL M vehicles. Obviously you can't make such a class required, just encourage it. It would definitely save lives. Insurance companies in the US should also give discounts for both performance and safety oriented classes.
Just wanted to pass on by the earlier jokes on the thread and get a new focus, so that's why I re-asked the question.

Your idea is a very good one, and the price of it can obviously easily be buried in the vehicles, and would probably save BMW a few lawsuits per each year. I don't know if their lawsuit-stats in the US are public stockholder knowledge, but there must be a bunch related to the high-performance vehicles.

Best regards,

Jussi
Appreciate 0
      12-05-2006, 05:11 PM   #32
Duped
Enlisted Member
Duped's Avatar
0
Rep
36
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i Conv. Montego Blue
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Houston,TX

iTrader: (0)

MSRP-

Anyone know what the MSRP is for the new M3 and the dealer in Houston kept saying he is not allowed to talk about the M3 and wouldnt let me order/reserve one, just the 335I....

thanks..

-WA
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2006, 01:50 AM   #33
REP1KRR
My other car is a Scooter'ia
REP1KRR's Avatar
25
Rep
1,275
Posts

 
Drives: M3 Saloon
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Salt Lake City

iTrader: (8)

Position #1!

I just got on a wait list this afternoon at spot #1!! Cost me $1k, refundable, @ MSRP, in writing. I'm super jacked.

Had to head east one state from UTAH. Only one dealership in all of Utah and it was 40 people deep already. No thanks! What's the point?

Suggestion: do your homework and talk to as many dealers that you can. You can probably find a dealer willing to start a list with you at the top. That's what I did anyway.
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2006, 09:37 AM   #34
Smoltz
Lieutenant
5
Rep
464
Posts

 
Drives: 04 Challenge Stradale + 02 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Live Free or Die

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duped View Post
Anyone know what the MSRP is for the new M3 and the dealer in Houston kept saying he is not allowed to talk about the M3 and wouldnt let me order/reserve one, just the 335I....

thanks..

-WA
There is no pricing for the E92 M3 yet, but if he won't let you reserve one. I would find another dealer.

-Adam
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2006, 11:31 AM   #35
CSL-Fanatik
First Lieutenant
CSL-Fanatik's Avatar
23
Rep
383
Posts

 
Drives: e92 M3 DCT
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Boulder

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
I put down a downpayment in March 2006, so about 10 months ago. I am #1 in Boulder, CO, and the dealer also told me I was #1 in Denver area (even though he mentioned something like all people get the first car at the same time....). Anywyas, I checked in with the dealer and the list is deep in the double digits now..

Good day everyone

CSL-Fanatik
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2006, 07:47 PM   #36
MisterBMW
Private First Class
2
Rep
167
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Asia

iTrader: (0)

Guys,
Are dealers in your areas already accepting orders for the new M3? I thought I read somewhere that we will get a glimpse of the M3 Concept Car at next year's Paris Auto Show. Or is it that BMW is feeling the heat from RS4 so reacting to the competition by releasing the M3 much sooner.
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2006, 08:48 PM   #37
GregW / Oregon
Commander-In-Chief
United_States
137
Rep
7,650
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Pre-orders

Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterBMW View Post
Guys,
Are dealers in your areas already accepting orders for the new M3? I thought I read somewhere that we will get a glimpse of the M3 Concept Car at next year's Paris Auto Show. Or is it that BMW is feeling the heat from RS4 so reacting to the competition by releasing the M3 much sooner.
Dealers are only accepting pre-orders at this point. Orders cannot be accepted unless the dealer has a build allocation. Pre-orders are for models not yet in production. Usually there is a $500 or $1,000 refundable deposit. I would only go to a dealer the puts "at MSRP" in writing.
__________________

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350
Appreciate 0
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 07:35 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