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      10-04-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
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E93 questions

Hello all,

sorry if these questions were covered before, but i need quick answers before I make my decision on e92 vs. e93

1. is e93 hard top steal or aluminum?
2. any issues with e93 Hard top issues from leaks, wear, tear, dust going in cabin, etc?

3. can the back windows come all the way down with the hard top on/closed?

4. any issues with the e93 cabin maintaining adequate cooling or heat vs. coupe/sedan?

5. can the e93 hard top glass be tinted?

6. how does the e93 handle adults sitting in the back seat? can they sit normally or they have to duck?!

thnxs again.
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      10-04-2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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1. pretty sure it's steel construction
2. had mine for 3 weeks so i wouldn't be one to answer on a wear and tear review.
3. yes (favorite feature besides the convertible itself, no c pillar..just like the clk black series)
4. none
5. yes, i have medium tint all around
6. full size seats for full size adults...no ducking
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      10-04-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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Hello all,

sorry if these questions were covered before, but i need quick answers before I make my decision on e92 vs. e93

1. is e93 hard top steal or aluminum?
The exterior sheetmetal is steel, some of the mecahnical parts are probably aluminum.

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2. any issues with e93 Hard top issues from leaks, wear, tear, dust going in cabin, etc?
No, other than an occasional leak when using a high pressure touchless wash.

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3. can the back windows come all the way down with the hard top on/closed?
Yep.

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4. any issues with the e93 cabin maintaining adequate cooling or heat vs. coupe/sedan?
Nope. Stays just as warm/cool as the 335i sedan we had.

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5. can the e93 hard top glass be tinted?
Sure.

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6. how does the e93 handle adults sitting in the back seat? can they sit normally or they have to duck?!
Headroom isn't the issue, legroom is the issue. Once you put anyone who is 6ft+ in any of the four seats, someone is going to have to compromise on space.
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      10-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
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I have a 2008 E93 M
My responce to your questions are the same as mkoesel states.

The only thing I want to add is the head / leg room is the same as a E92.

If your not into racing the E93 is the way to go.
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      10-04-2011, 09:01 AM   #5
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Hello all,

sorry if these questions were covered before, but i need quick answers before I make my decision on e92 vs. e93

1. is e93 hard top steal or aluminum? Everyone above has answered this question. I believe they are correct

2. any issues with e93 Hard top issues from leaks, wear, tear, dust going in cabin, etc?a powerful touchless car wash will most def leak some water through and around the a pillar.

3. can the back windows come all the way down with the hard top on/closed? of course..amazing feature when its not quite top down weather (and it looks great)

4. any issues with the e93 cabin maintaining adequate cooling or heat vs. coupe/sedan? not at all

5. can the e93 hard top glass be tinted? of course

6. how does the e93 handle adults sitting in the back seat? can they sit normally or they have to duck?!any tall or big people will most likely not be super comfortable in the back, but its do-able for shorter trips.

thnxs again.
I owned an E93 M3 for 2 years and my answers are above in red
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thanks guys, appreciate the useful feedback.
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      10-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #7
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Location of where the car resides most of the time would be a concern...I live in cali and not a wanna be racer plus the dealer gave me a great deal so I went with the convertible. If your going to buy it and not lease...be careful...a friend of mine had a 335i convertible and after 3 yrs it started to rattle FYI...and they are NOT cheap to fix from what I hear
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