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      09-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Is there a huge difference between M3 Coupe and Sedan?

I'm always looking to upgrade to the M3. I love the way both the sedan and coupe look but I was wondering if there is a noticeable drivability difference between the two. Obviously weight and center of gravity change between the two but is it drastic or subtle?
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      09-16-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Virtually no performance difference
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      09-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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this has been discussed many times and I do not think the average driver will be able to tell the difference. can't go wrong with either one imo!
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      09-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #4
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the regular driver will not see the difference in performance, handling is slightly difference, nothing rd sways cant fix tho
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      09-16-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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      09-16-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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the coupe is missing 2 doors
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      09-16-2011, 12:03 PM   #7
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Yes, the sedan performs amazingly around the track. As others have said, most cannot tell the performance difference of the E92 vs. E90 on the track much less in everyday city driving. If the M3 is your primary car then maybe the E90 as you can easily have more room for passengers and hauling, but if you already have another car then the E92 may be a better match.
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      09-16-2011, 12:48 PM   #8
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As many pointed out, there is no difference. However, good luck with finding a new E90. As far as i know, all allocations are spoken for.
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      09-16-2011, 12:49 PM   #9
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      09-16-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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the regular driver will not see the difference in performance, handling is slightly difference, nothing rd sways cant fix tho
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      09-16-2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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Sedan seats 5 people. With a wife and 3 kids thats perfect for us. And no there is no real difference. If anything sedan might perform better. Less over hand (shorter). Weight about 25lbs if im not mistaken.
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      09-16-2011, 01:46 PM   #12
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i don't like the sedan doors... too short/small

and with the driver window down, too much air hits your face...
I've had an e90 loaner for the past week and i can't put the window down all the way....
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      09-16-2011, 01:49 PM   #13
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i don't like the sedan doors... too short/small

and with the driver window down, too much air hits your face...
I've had an e90 loaner for the past week and i can't put the window down all the way....
Ahh sedan noob... Crack the back windows a bit, takes care of the "in the face" airflow...
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      09-16-2011, 01:58 PM   #14
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Sedan is faster from what I've seen
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      09-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #15
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i say pick what you want... amateur driver wont be able to tell ...
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Sedan is faster from what I've seen
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      09-16-2011, 02:15 PM   #17
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Obviously weight and center of gravity change between the two but is it drastic or subtle?
The answer to that is "no".

I.e. it is neither drastic nor subtle. Instead, it is virtually undetectable.
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      09-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #18
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i have the sedan and love it because i needed to seat 5. if i didnt then i would have chose the coupe
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      09-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #19
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sedan has a secret extra 50whp that no one knows about until you purchase the car. get the sedan
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      09-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #20
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Sedan has better braking. ...When all four doors are open!

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Both are great!
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      09-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #21
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I've never tried the air brake like that will have to give it a shot.
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      09-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #22
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Most can't tell a real difference. However, with that said, every person who's had an E92 or driven one says that my E90 feels a little tighter in hard corners on back roads.

I've said this before, and also read it before. But you really, really have to even know what you're looking for to even notice a difference.

So for every day purposes, no, you probably won't notice anything different, unless you're really gettin' on it.
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