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      10-16-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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M Power Tour Event

I did the M Tour event today in Westchester, NY. I figured I'd get my fix while my car arrives. I drove an E90 M3 with DCT, and it was awesome. At first while driving it sedately I was kind of disappointed, sort of just another 3 series, but when I had a chance to wind it out, Holy Cow!!
That is some engine. This car was a September build with only 531 miles on it. A real shame cause you know people beat on it. I did. Redline every shift.
That is a lotta fun, when it's not your car!
Made me miss my Porsche Cayman S a little bit less.
Any body else do an M Tour Event?

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      10-16-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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did they go with you, or did you get to drive it by yourself?
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      10-16-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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Just got back from one last week, but was at the track, good fun. Car rocks...
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      10-16-2010, 09:08 PM   #4
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They give you a little overview of the cars, then give you a route and you go out by yourself
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      10-16-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
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track time is very pleasurable
Road America was yesterday
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      10-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
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I actually test drove an M3 with DCT today at the M Power Tour. Like the OP said initially it felt sedate until I went WOT and wow what an engine and the noise it makes is just amazing.

Also what really made it interesting is the M-DCT. I turned on M mode and the upshifts at redline is just brutal...in a good way. Also the downshifts are literally almost as quick as the upshifts. Now like the OP said the engine sounds tame until you really go at...this idea is the same as when the M-DCT downshifts it does it so quick in M mode you hear the blip very clear...the sound was really something.

Now this is coming from a 135i owner with a manual tranmissions and I know you hear the whole well the M3 lacks low end torque...but I never felt the M3 was lacking that. You can downshift 2-3 gears so quick and you have all that torque right there with no lag. The M3 also seems to rev much quicker than the 135i.

The whole car just seems to come together. The engine, exhaust note when you get on it, DCT, the suspension, and refinement. It truly is a spectacular car and the DCT seriously amazed me. I almost feel like I shouldn't have went to this event because now I really want to buy one haha. Hopefully when I install my procede and KW suspension my 135i will feel closer to the M3.

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      10-16-2010, 09:18 PM   #7
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track time is very pleasurable
Road America was yesterday
At road America today! And tomorrow! It's awesome!!!
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      10-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #8
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anyone has a number to call to sign up for one of these events?
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      10-16-2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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I got an email invite. But if you call the 800 # they will tell you where the next event is, and you can sign up
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      10-16-2010, 11:22 PM   #10
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which is the 800 #, anyone have one? please share it ! thanks
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      10-17-2010, 08:49 AM   #11
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^^ yes please... Does anybody have a calendar or schedule of when and where these events take place??... Thanks in advance, much appreciated....
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The DC one wont' be at the track, I want to get a track event.
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      10-17-2010, 10:36 AM   #13
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anyone has a number to call to sign up for one of these events?
1-800-511-5BMW (5269)
I had two invites for the NYC area. I'm pretty sure both events have passed, although you can call and find out.
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I had two invites for the NYC area. I'm pretty sure both events have passed, although you can call and find out.
One is today in Northern Westchester. The other is next weekend somewhere in Long Island.
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Made me miss my Porsche Cayman S a little bit less.
Care to explain the differences?
No tracks anywhere close to where I live, but can't beat abusing somebody else's car around a track .
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I went today.

The area was crawling with cops and I saw them pull over one of the demo cars. I drove very sedately as I was most interested in seeing how the M3 was a daily driver (I have experience driving one on a track).

I was impressed at how docile it was. You can literally drive it as if it was a 4 cylinder Camry. Not high strung at all yet the performance is there if you want it.


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Care to explain the differences?
No tracks anywhere close to where I live, but can't beat abusing somebody else's car around a track .
I had a 2008 Cayman S. Was the best car I ever had. But the lease was up and I needed something more practical but still fun and with a raw edge. M3 was the closest thing to it. I turned in my Cayman, cuz the M3 is due to arrive in 1-2 weeks, and driving it was fun, almost like being back in my Porsche. Same kind of power, but like my son who was with me said, "just quieter"
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      10-18-2010, 04:05 PM   #18
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I called the 800#, but was told I would need an invite with code on it to be able participate...

Does anyone have an invite they have recieved in mail and not planning on using it?

East Coast please...

I will make a deal with you... PM me your invite code, I will sign up and attend event and whatever souvenirs and goodies I get from event, I will send those to you...

Thanks!
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