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Arrow E9X M3 *Greatest Hits* MegaThread (Press/Media/Reviews) 100+ Videos

Preface:
It's been almost a decade since the E9X M3 entered production and released for sale and about four years since it ended production.
From it's pre-release, concept, unveiling/debut, to it's first impressions and tests, the E9X M3 proved to be outstanding and despite increased competition, remained as the overall benchmark of its time.
No doubt that this generation M3 will remain special in our hearts and in BMW's historical timeline for a variety of reasons that have been much discussed (last NA BMW, last NA M-car, last M3 coupé, last M3 to be officially campaigned in motorsports, etc.)

In memory of this M3, I've decided to compile a media-laden MegaThread to celebrate the E9X M3.
I'm sourcing my material from Official BMW media & literature, as well as content from well-known/established media outlets.
I'm limiting my usage of "amateur" and aftermarket content except where in certain instances, they truly contribute to our collective memory and the portfolio of the fourth-generation M3.

Essentially, this will be a "greatest hits" album for the E9X M3.
I have done my best to arrange this in a logical fashion but be warned that what follows will be very content heavy.
Fellow members are encouraged to contribute but please stick with official or established sources.

Without further ado, follow me down a trip down memory lane and enjoy.

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Official BMW: Initial Debut(s) & Informative Promotional Material:

Official "Crafted at BMW M" - Making of the M3 (four parts: Racing, Philosophy, Processes, Facilities)


Official M3 engine (S65B40) assembly & testing


Official M3 Concept promotional video


Official M3 Concept Interview


Official E92 M3 Coupé promotional video


Official E90 M3 Sedan promotional video


Official E90 M3 Sedan debut video (2007 Tokyo Motor Show)


Official BMW M3 25th Anniversary promotional video


Official BMW M3 25th Anniversary full length video


Official "Jeff Koons: 17. BMW Art Car, BMW M3 GT2, 2010" - Making of


Official BMW M3 Art Car by Jeff Koons video


Official BMW Art Cars from 1975-2010


Official BMW M3 GTS Debut


Official BMW M3 CRT Debut


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Press: Initial Debut(s) & Commentary:

Roadfly.com - Exclusive Preview 2008 BMW M3 Concept Car (2007 Geneva Auto Show)


CNET - E90 M3 Sedan debut at 2007 Tokyo Motor Show


Roadfly.com - M3 Coupe & Sedan unveil at 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show


AutoSpies.com - M3 Simulator


BMWBlog - Coverage of official announcement/unveil of Jeff Koons M3 GT2 Art car


Bimmerpost - Debut of M3 Competition Package at 2010 Geneva Motor Show


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Advertising & other promotional material:

Official M3 Coupé (E92) Showroom Film


Official M3 Sedan (E90) Showroom Film


Official M3 Convertible (E93) Showroom Film


Official Introduction Film for PC Video Game/Simulator - "M3 Challenge"


Official Promotional PC Video Game/Simulator - "M3 Challenge" (non-official footage of gameplay)



Official Ad- "The Switch" - BMW M3 & BMW Sauber F1 Car


Official Ad- "M3 Revolution" - Combustion Chamber of S65B40 414BHP 8400RPM V8


Official - Making of "M3 Revolution"


Official Ad - unknown title - M3 Coupé (E92)


Official Ad - unknown title 2 - M3 Coupé (E92)


Official Ad - "The Test Driver" - M3 Sedan (E90)


Official Ad - "The Test Drive" - M3 Convertible (E93)


Official Ad - M3 Coupé (E92) South Africa


Official- "The Chase" - BMW S1000RR vs. BMW M3


Official- "This Machine is Mind Blowing" - BMW M-Power showroom film


Official - "40 years of M-Power. BMW M history."


Official - DTM Driver Augusto Farfus takes his wife for a lap in M3 on the Nürburgring


Official- "The BMW M3 (E92) film. Everything about the fourth generation BMW M3."


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Reviews & Track/Performance Tests:

Fifth Gear - E92 M3 Test & Review


Motor Trend - 2008 BMW M3 (E92) - America's Best Handling Car Contender


Car & Driver - 2008 BMW M3 Coupe (E92) first drive


Motortrend - First Drive: 2008 BMW M3 Sedan Video
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/bmw/m...n-first-drive/

Fifth Gear - "Taking The BMW M3 Up The Best Driving Road In The World"


Edmunds Inside Line - 2008 BMW M3 (E92) First Drive


Edmunds Inside Line - 2008 BMW M3 (E92) | Track Tested


MOTORVISION - E90 M3 Sedan test


MotorWeek [Ep. 2737]- E90 M3 Sedan first drive


Motorsport TV International - E92 M3 Review


Drive.com.au - Flat Out in the BMW M3 - E92 M3 first drive


Auto123.com - 2008 BMW E92 M3 Coupe Review


CNET- E92 M3 Coupé review (2011)


Car Magazine - BMW M3 (E92) road test (2008)


Car Magazine - BMW M3 drifting: how to drift (2008)


Autocar.co.uk (ft. Chris Harris) - E92 M3 first drive Pt.1&2



Autoblog.nl [Netherlands/Dutch] - E92 M3 Coupé first drive


Winding Road - The New 2008 BMW M3


Roadfly.com - 2011 BMW (E92) M3 Road Test & Car Review


The Smoking Tire - E92 M3 Competition Package


Autoblog.nl [Netherlands/Dutch] - M3 GTS


Fifth Gear - Vicki Loves the M3 GTS


Tim Schrick | Turbo/Sport1 [German]- M3 GTS Test


EVO - BMW M3 CRT at the Nurburgring


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Comparisons vs. non-BMWs:

Top Gear [S10E10]- M3 (E92) vs. C63 (W204) vs. RS4 (B7)


Fifth Gear [S13E02]- M3 (E92) vs. C63 (W204)


Drivers Republic (ft. Chris Harris) - M3 (E90) vs. C63 (W204) vs. IS-F


Car & Driver - 2008 BMW M3 (E90) v 2008 Lexus IS F


MotorVision - BMW M3 (E92) vs. Mercedes C63 (W204)


Motor Trend - "Where Eagles Dare" - M3 (E92) vs. CTS-V Coupe vs. RS5


Edmunds Inside Line - 2008 Mercedes C63 AMG vs. 2008 BMW M3 Sedan


Car Magazine UK - BMW M3 (E90) v Mercedes C63 AMG v Lexus IS-F: super-saloon test (2008)


Fifth Gear - BMW M3 (E90) vs Lexus IS-F


Best Motoring International - M3 vs IS-F - Touge Test & Track Battle
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlb...rnational_auto

SPEED - MOTORS on FOX - BMW M3 (E90) vs. Lexus IS F - Battle of the Supercars Factory Tuners


Motor Trend - V8 Super Sedan Shootout C63 (W204) vs. M3 (E90) vs. IS-F (pt. 2)


Car & Driver - BMW M3 (E92) vs. Nissan GT-R (R35) vs. Porsche 911 Turbo (997)


Edmunds Inside Line - 2008 BMW M3 Coupe vs. 2008 Audi S5 Coupe


Car & Driver- 2009 BMW E92 M3 vs. 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera + Behind the Scenes



Best Motoring International (Japanese) - M3 (E90) vs. C63 (W204) vs. IS-F vs. Skyline 350GT/Infiniti G35 (V36)


Motor Trend - "Super Coupes Drag Race!: 2011 Ford Mustang GT vs 2011 BMW M3 Coupe"


Top Gear [S11E01] - M3 (E90) vs. Toyota Prius MPG Test


Auto Express - Audi RS5 vs BMW M3 (E92)


Top Gear [S16E06] - E92 M3 Competition Package vs. RS5


Fifth Gear - E92 M3 Competition Package Vs W204 C63 AMG Performance Package


/Drive - Chris Harris on Cars- Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 v BMW M3 GTS v Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series


Fifth Gear - M3 GTS vs. 911 GT3 RS hot lap


Autocar - M3 GTS vs. 911 GT3 review


Fifth Gear - FLYING LAP - BMW M3 GTS vs Mercedes C63 AMG


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Comparisons vs. other BMWs

Motor Trend [Ignition Ep.66] - "All Four Generations at the Track!" (E30/E36/E46/E92)


Electric Federal- "BMW M3: Evolution Over the Years" (E30/E36/E46/E90)


Car Throttle - "The Ultimate BMW M3 Review" (E30/E36/E46/E92/F80)


Best Motoring International [Japanese] - E90 M3 vs E92 M3 track test


Autocar.co.uk - "BMW M3 meets its ancestor" - E92 M3 vs. E30 M3


Motor Trend - BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3 (E92)


Everyday Driver - BMW M3 Review (E90) vs. E46 - M3s Pt.2


XCAR (now. Carfection) - BMW M3: E30 and E92 GTS


Car & Driver / Road & Track - 2011 BMW M3 (E92) Competition Package vs. Rahal Letterman BMW M3 GT


Car & Driver - 25 Years of the BMW M3: Four Generations on the Track


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Professional Motorsports/Racing:
**for comprehensive list of S65-based engines in racing applications, click here**

Official BMW M3 GT[2] debut


Official BMW M3 GT[2] online promotional video


Official "A successful 2010 season for the BMW M3 GT2" - Overall Winner at ALMS, 24 Hours Nürburgring


Official "BMW M3. Race Team Drivers." -Team RLL M3 GT[2] drivers


Official "Podium finish in Green Hell" - Highlights of the 2011 Nürburgring 24 Hours


Official "2011 BMW ALMS Season Recap" - Overall win


Bimmerpost - "BMW RLL Team Reacts to One-Two Finish at 12 Hours of Sebring for M3 GT cars"


Official "BMW Art Car at Le Mans"


Official "A Dream Comeback" - M3 DTM 2012 season victory video


/Drive - Chris Harris on Cars - "Driving the 2013 BMW M3 DTM"


/Drive - Matt Farah - "Turner Motorsport's 535 hp...BMW M3 and Championship-Winning M3 Race Car"


M3 GT4 Demo


Gumball - BMW M3 GT4 ONBOARD RIDE at Nürburgring Nordschleife


BMW M3 E92 EuroV8 Series Race Car



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Accolades:

2012 International Engine of the Year - M3 [S65B40] engine's 5th consecutive win (3.0L-4.0L category) + interview.



Car & Driver - 2012 10Best Cars - 2012 BMW 3-series / M3


Car & Driver - 2011 10Best Cars - 2011 BMW 3-series / M3


Car & Driver - 2010 10Best Cars - 2010 BMW 3-series / M3


Car & Driver - 2009 10Best Cars - 2009 BMW 3-series / M3


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Written Reviews:
*In Progress*

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Timeless Quotes:

Quote:
Top Gear S10E10 - Jeremy Clarkson:
M3 drivers have no friends.
Quote:
Car & Driver - Tony Quiroga:
Every other manufacturer should give up on building their own cars and just make M3s instead.
Quote:
Top Gear S16E05 - Jeremy Clarkson:
One of the things we've learned over the years on this show is, if you want a small fast saloon car, you have to buy a BMW M3. I mean you can buy, if you want to a fast Mercedes or fast Audi, that's like going out and buying a playStation war game that isn't "Call of Duty"! The M3 is the best and that's the end of it...This [the M3] is the best car, and always will be, and there's no point in ever thinking otherwise.
Quote:
Motor Trend - Arthur St. Antoine:
If you put an F1 car and a premium sedan in a blender, the M3 would be the cocktail that pours out. Mmmm, nothing else like it. A toast then: To the BMW M3, the greatest all-around car in the world.
Quote:
Top Gear - Worst Car in the History of the World:
Jeremy Clarkson:...it [the M3] is pretty much perfect. It's really civilised and quiet, and normal and brilliant, and then you can drive it like a complete hooligan.
Jeremy Clarkson: In almost every other performance car you drive these days, the noise you hear is the exhaust.
James May: Yeah.
Clarkson: Listen to this.
BMW M3: (ROARING)
Clarkson: That noise is coming from the front, that's induction noise.
May: Yeah, it is. The noise of an engine working, which is quite nice.
Clarkson: Why don't I have one of these cars?
Quote:
Automobile Magazine - Ezra Dyer:
...car magazines generally regard the M3 the same way a four-year-old regards Santa Claus.
Quote:
Top Gear S12E05 - Jeremy Clarkson:
In the past you had to be a cock to buy one, now though, you're a cock if you don't.
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      05-11-2017, 11:42 PM   #2
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Wow, did not notice that I spent half of the evening just watching all the vids. Thanks a lot!
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      05-12-2017, 01:01 AM   #3
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Logged in just to say thanks for posting this, I had not watched any of these videos before. What else is there left to say except that this generation of M3s are just special and iconic.
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      05-12-2017, 01:33 AM   #4
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I should have been asleep two hours ago...

Great archive!
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What a fantastic thread Law - thanks!

Sticky!!
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      05-12-2017, 01:18 PM   #6
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This is great. And I love the quotes at the end, especially the ones from Clarkson. But you missed the best one: "M3 drivers have no friends."
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This is great. And I love the quotes at the end, especially the ones from Clarkson. But you missed the best one: "M3 drivers have no friends."
Yes of course.

I actually contemplated about that quote last night and decided to leave it out.
Now, looking at my post again, I think you're right, it's one of those golden quotes we will all remember
I've included it in the OP now.

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Nice work!
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Great video collection. Thanks for posting!

I think that all levels of current BMW management should all be forced to watch the first video over and over again....so they can really understand (or remember) what M is supposed to stand for. The separate M division focused on the right things...the overall driver's experience in the car...and all the other things that made these cars special. Now it seems the bean counters and the marketing department is running the show...and sadly as a result the M brand has been diluted. I hope the company can figure it out soon. Bring back M GmbH and let the race engineers/enthusiasts build the car they want to drive as opposed to what a focus group in Beverly Hills tells them to build. Don't get me wrong, I think the current M cars are very nice, but as many people have pointed out...something is missing. A lot of little things actually...that add up to the M soul.
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Law Thank you for putting this together. Really enjoying this after a long day at the office!

LONG LIVE THE E9X M3.
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I appreciate this very much great work! ....i don't own cars for long however the longer i own my M3 the more i love it. This is very unusual for me. E9x M3's rule!
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