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View Poll Results: My favorite M car is ______ ?
The first M division car - 3.0CSL aka BATMOBILE 5 1.80%
First M labeled car - E26 M1 7 2.52%
First M for mass production - 1979 E12 M535i 0 0%
E24 M6 3 1.08%
E28 M5 1 0.36%
E34 M5 3 1.08%
E39 M5 13 4.68%
E60/E61 M5 3 1.08%
E30 M3 47 16.91%
E36 M3 10 3.60%
E46 M3 36 12.95%
E90/E92/E93 M3 121 43.53%
E63/E64 M6 2 0.72%
E36/7 (roadster) E36/8 (coupe) MZ3 0 0%
E85/E86 M roadster/coupe Z4M 7 2.52%
E81 1er M 5 1.80%
E70 X5M 1 0.36%
E71 X6M 0 0%
Honestly cannot decide 11 3.96%
Upcoming F10/F30/F-whatever 3 1.08%
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      04-09-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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****Vote now for the best M car in history****

To idea is to cast a vote based on every criteria you feel it is important to you. It can be based on subjectives such as "it was my first M car", not necessarily the most famous racing history or biggest power.
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      04-09-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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poll is up now. sorry for delay.
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Where's the E46 M3 CSL and E46 M3 GTR?
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Vote under E46. Just about every generation had race/spec edition models. Poll would have been over 100 choices long.
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Okay, some people are just plain NUTS! The E9x M3 is the greatest? So to each their own opinion wise, but I don't think anything new can be the best. It has to be the older stuff. I voted the E30 M3 because it changed the definition of what a sports car could and should be. The E9x M3 is an evolution of that. The E30 is also the winningest Touring car ever, etc.

Anyway, that's my .2. I had such a difficult time between the E30 M3 and the Batmobile. God, what a brilliant car that was, too!
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Okay, some people are just plain NUTS! The E9x M3 is the greatest? So to each their own opinion wise, but I don't think anything new can be the best. It has to be the older stuff. I voted the E30 M3 because it changed the definition of what a sports car could and should be. The E9x M3 is an evolution of that. The E30 is also the winningest Touring car ever, etc.

Anyway, that's my .2. I had such a difficult time between the E30 M3 and the Batmobile. God, what a brilliant car that was, too!
+1 (and I'm from NC too)
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+1 (and I'm from NC too)
Nice list of vehicles. Where in NC?
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Nice list of vehicles. Where in NC?
Charlotte. Bought my 2nd BMW at Leith in Raleigh. My first BMW was a 1976 2002 (a rust-free NC car). So you live in the triangle?
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for me it is the E36 M3 in estoril or Dakar because that was the first time I was introduced to BMWs and M cars. I saw the Dakar M3 in a magazine ad (at the time I was into muscle cars or rice burners when rice burning wasnt gay) and I've been hooked ever since
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Interesting... However, given that this is an M3 focused forum, its not surprising that there is some bias in the poll responses...
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It's the e30 m3. The m1 and earliest m5/m535 put the m brand on the map but the e30 showed the world that BMW could do. The car completely redefines what you think is important in a sports car; it changes the perception that magazine stats like HP, 0-60, and skidpad numbers are what define a sports car and quickly things like steering feel, mechanical interface, and how a chassis communicates become the more important measuring factors of a sports car. It's that good.
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Charlotte. Bought my 2nd BMW at Leith in Raleigh. My first BMW was a 1976 2002 (a rust-free NC car). So you live in the triangle?
Ah, that's sweet. I actually got my car from Leith. I do live in the good ole triangle. I'm actually a Baltimorian by birth.
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Okay, some people are just plain NUTS! The E9x M3 is the greatest? So to each their own opinion wise, but I don't think anything new can be the best. It has to be the older stuff. I voted the E30 M3 because it changed the definition of what a sports car could and should be. The E9x M3 is an evolution of that. The E30 is also the winningest Touring car ever, etc.

Anyway, that's my .2. I had such a difficult time between the E30 M3 and the Batmobile. God, what a brilliant car that was, too!
Also from Charlotte, NC. Have two e30 M3s.
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I choose "can't decide". I'm in between E30 and E46 CSL and maybe E46 GTR. E9X is no where near the best.. Sure it has the best engine, but that's it.
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The best M car: E9x M3
the best M engine: M5 V10 or the X6M V8
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I couldn't vote because the car is not on the list:

M3 CSL
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I couldn't vote because the car is not on the list:

M3 CSL
latest news. the chassis is E46 and it is M3. would you like me to post a poll with individual options as well
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Where's the E46 M3 CSL and E46 M3 GTR?
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my vote is E46 M3 CSL
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