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      02-09-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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Anybody go from an E92 M3 to an E90 M3?

I am just curious to see if anyone out there has already made the transition. Don't get me wrong, I love my '08 AW E92 M3. But being a dad of 2 growing kids, it sometimes makes it more convenient to take the wife's 4 door SUV rather than take the M3 out. Although, it does make me appreciate it a bit more when I do take it out..... anyway, just curious if anyone's done it... Cheers.....
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the e90 is the best of both worlds!
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the e90 is the best of both worlds!
I probably will if I ever want to get a kid.
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      02-10-2011, 12:29 AM   #4
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that is a bummer if you have to change, but, at least you are putting family first; and that is important.
I would change if it's a "must".
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...when I owned my coupe I felt that the sedan had a slightly more aggresive look with the shorter length and wider track, and the rear wheel arches have the appearance that they are more flared.

Just my opinions and lots of folks would argue otherwise....cheers


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Those are cold, hard facts my friend I too like the E90's shorter length and wider stance (as an E92 owner). I also like the car's utility and smaller doors.

On the other hand, I like the shorter height of the E92, and I would miss the hell out of the CF roof, E92-specific BMW Performance Mk. II spoiler, and that sexy E92 rear.
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Had an E92 335i before - the decision to go E90 on the M3 was easy:
- cheaper than the coupe
- same performance
- smaller doors (had big problem with this)
- more utility (kids, family, etc.)
- like the looks better

If you're talking about a trade-in, then the money situation is reversed since you'll take a bath on your resale.
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that is a bummer if you have to change, but, at least you are putting family first; and that is important.
I would change if it's a "must".
Pretty ballsy coming from a dude with an e46 330
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E90 M3 is the best choice for family. And the performance is almost the same as E92 M3

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E90 M3 is the best choice for family. And the performance is almost the same as E92 M3

sedan was faster
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back at the end of August last year. I traded in my '09 E92 for an '11 E90. There was a slight bit of disappointment in the changeover, but overall much happier, for the following reasons...

- much easier to get kids in and out of car seats with an actual door to open rather than reaching back behind a folded seat
- easier in/out in garage and in parking lots with the smaller sedan doors vs coupe
- can actually put the rear windows down, kid #1 loves that and kid-on-the-way will too I'm sure
- I see less of them, so feels a bit more exclusive, having the Interlagos Blue helps with that too!

Overall, the vehicle dynamics are, for all intents and purposes, identical. I like both cars, so that made my change pretty easy, plus even when I owned my coupe I felt that the sedan had a slightly more aggresive look with the shorter length and wider track, and the rear wheel arches have the appearance that they are more flared.

Just my opinions and lots of folks would argue otherwise....cheers


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200% agree! This was THE deciding factor for me between the coupe and sedan!
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      02-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #13
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Those are cold, hard facts my friend I too like the E90's shorter length and wider stance (as an E92 owner). I also like the car's utility and smaller doors.

On the other hand, I like the shorter height of the E92, and I would miss the hell out of the CF roof, E92-specific BMW Performance Mk. II spoiler, and that sexy E92 rear.
Agreed

I think the coupe is so much sexier. The CF two-tone makes the car look so mean! The sedan looks very big and bulky next to the coupe.

But yes, if I had a family, i would've gotten the sedan
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Look at DDoggs sig..how can you bring yourself to get a sedan?
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Both have their good points. I for one am REEEEALY getting tired of the huge doors in my E92. They are a pain if the space you are parking in is even remotely tight. Looks wise I prefer the E92 but that's just a personal preference. Can't go wrong with either one IMHO.
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Look at DDoggs sig..how can you bring yourself to get a sedan?
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the e90 is the best of both worlds!
that's why i got it.
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back at the end of August last year. I traded in my '09 E92 for an '11 E90. There was a slight bit of disappointment in the changeover, but overall much happier, for the following reasons...

- much easier to get kids in and out of car seats with an actual door to open rather than reaching back behind a folded seat
- easier in/out in garage and in parking lots with the smaller sedan doors vs coupe
- can actually put the rear windows down, kid #1 loves that and kid-on-the-way will too I'm sure
- I see less of them, so feels a bit more exclusive, having the Interlagos Blue helps with that too!

Overall, the vehicle dynamics are, for all intents and purposes, identical. I like both cars, so that made my change pretty easy, plus even when I owned my coupe I felt that the sedan had a slightly more aggresive look with the shorter length and wider track, and the rear wheel arches have the appearance that they are more flared.

Just my opinions and lots of folks would argue otherwise....cheers


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Very sound reasoning! In fact, the only reason that I traded my sedan for the coupe was because I missed having two doors (..and RARELY was anybody ever in my back seats). Had I been in your position, I would have opted for the E90 as well. I think that the sedan does look a bit more aggressive at times, and I also prefer the sedan's fender grills.


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Both have their good points. I for one am REEEEALY getting tired of the huge doors in my E92. They are a pain if the space you are parking in is even remotely tight. Looks wise I prefer the E92 but that's just a personal preference. Can't go wrong with either one IMHO.
I didn't actually realize how huge the doors were until I started parking the coupe in spaces that I used to park the sedan. It sucks, and I always have to grab the outer edge of the door just to make sure that I don't....
  1. Ding somebody elses car....
  2. Hit the garage wall
  3. etc..

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The flip side of the small doors is, they're a pain in the ass to get into if you're big or tall. I hate having to curl myself into the wife's sedan, and then the B pillar is right in my light of sight.
Where BMW really screws up on the E92 doors is where they put the door hold points. The first point is way too small and essentially useless. The second one is too big to use in most parking lots, and the third one is only for the car wash on a slow day.
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