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      01-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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side vents

what is the purpose of the side vents on the M3? do they really vent the engine compatment, thereby allowing rapid-er cooling?
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      01-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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BMW claimed they helped cool the CPU for the car. Lol what a load of horse****. Its for looks (as you can tell, I dont like them one bit
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what is the purpose of the side vents on the M3? do they really vent the engine compatment, thereby allowing rapid-er cooling?
youll find they are for purely aesthetic purposes, they dont cool anything
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uhhh, duh they are for your windshiled washer runoff... lol
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how do you not like the vents, I LOVE THEM i was actually thinking of a way when i was considering buying the car to put the vents in there. I love the look it adds but everyone has their opinion.
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I think the purpose of the vents is looks, and possibly some unintentional cooling ability.
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how do you not like the vents, I LOVE THEM i was actually thinking of a way when i was considering buying the car to put the vents in there. I love the look it adds but everyone has their opinion.

alot of people like things that are functional, and not just tacked on to look nice. Things like side vents and hood scoops that aren't functional are a bit questionable.
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i dont like hood scoops but i love the side vents on cars like the SL and the m3 or m5!
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Side vents look cool on sporty coupes'
I preferred the M5 without, because it's a bit more grown up and should be a little more discreet, much like the older E39 M5

On the E46 M3, it looks fabulous, hopefully will look great on the new one too
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im sorry RR but i disagree, when im walking to my car everday there is this middle schooler whose father drives a m5 and i see EVERYDAY, and those sidevents are amazing.
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You can order the side vents on any 5-series for an extra $300. I don't know about the 3-series, however.
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You can order the side vents on any 5-series for an extra $300. I don't know about the 3-series, however.

umm, maybe the parts.

I've never seen a side vent option on the car builder...............

also never seen a 530 or 545, 550 whatever with the side vents

most people who can afford a 5 have enough style and class to not rice out their cars
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if its soo ricey, then why do the m class models have the vents?
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it's ricey to add something to a non M car that's an M car exclusive

adding side vents to a non M car=rice
adding quad exhaust to a 325=rice
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i disagree to an extent, if bmw would have made the 330i with quad exaust, would that make it ricey?
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i disagree to an extent, if bmw would have made the 330i with quad exaust, would that make it ricey?

good point. If it does then adding chrome trim or 162 wheels on the 325i is ricey too.
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im sorry RR but i disagree, when im walking to my car everday there is this middle schooler whose father drives a m5 and i see EVERYDAY, and those sidevents are amazing.
Oh, it looks stunning - no question about it, just I preferred it without, as a personal preference-

A close friend of mine had an E39 M5 for a few weeks, blacked out windows etc - was the business! And he loves acceleration and dualing with cars (ricers and so forths) at traffic lights - most of them would take him on and realise afterwards it was an M5, because from a side on view, you could never tell, could be a 520i with good options for all you know

With sidevents, well I'm sure the cars dualing against it would not be so enthusiastic
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i disagree to an extent, if bmw would have made the 330i with quad exaust, would that make it ricey?
they wouldn't have done that, as it would have cheapened the "exclusivity" of the M series.

Copying a feature that your car doesn't have (especially a M series only feature)...................
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what is the purpose of the side vents on the M3? do they really vent the engine compatment, thereby allowing rapid-er cooling?
It's a design style signature. Reference the BMW 507.

[Off-topic] The side vent on my LR3 is functional for air intake.
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obviously they wouldnt do that i was just trying to make a point and say that they arent ricey.
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What if you were to actually cut out a part of the inner fender and then run a tube down to the brakes to act as a duct for brake cooler.
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