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      10-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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e92 m3 vs. new TTv8 550

Anyone on here gone from the m3 to the new 550? Regrets? Or win?

I would only get the 550 with manual and M sport package of course.
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      10-31-2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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i don't think many would cross shop these two since they are so different.

personally i wouldn't.
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      11-01-2010, 02:31 AM   #3
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No way.

The new M5 though...
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No manual in new m5, no dice.

But damn it I need something that seats 5. So e90 m3 or f10 550. F it I'll just throw someone in the trunk.
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i don't think many would cross shop these two since they are so different.

personally i wouldn't.
I cross shopped them before picking up my second e90 M3. I only decided at the last second. I didn't like the feel of the 550. It was too heavy. I did like the 535 which I feel for me is a better car than the M3. But I couldn't bring myself to do the 5er. In the real world, the 5er (535) handles as well as the M3, gets 30 mpg and totally flies under the radar. It obviously can't track as well as the M3, but I didn't get out to the track once last year.

In the end I ordered another e90 M3 since I had two sets of track wheels and a Bimmerworld brake kit. I was also leery about ordering a first year car after my debacle with the DCT. I'm very happy with my current e90, but for a street car, I think the 535 or 550 with sport package is an awesome alternative. In a year this will be a mute question since there won't be a sedan version of the M3.
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      11-02-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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i don't think many would cross shop these two since they are so different.

personally i wouldn't.
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      11-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #7
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Is there any tuning aftermarket for that V8TT...because I can see a lot of power coming outta that thing.

Of course, it'll be a better DD. IMHO, a 335i, let alone a 535i is a better DD than the low mpg, low tq, M3 sedan...so a 550i would be a very lazy, very strong BMW daily driver.

If you track, it's the M3 all the way. The 550i shouldn't be anywhere near a track.
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      11-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #8
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Is there any tuning aftermarket for that V8TT...because I can see a lot of power coming outta that thing.
Dinan already has a Stage 1 chip out and it's making 495hp/573tq. I've driven my mom's F01 750i and there's nothing like having 450 lbs-ft torque available at 1750 rpm for a daily driver.
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