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      07-16-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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car and driver m3 first drive

http://www.caranddriver.com/previews...08-bmw-m3.html

May be it is a repost but I could not find it.
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      07-16-2007, 02:03 AM   #2
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good read. thanks for posting
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      07-16-2007, 06:36 AM   #3
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I agree - Excellent read. The only thing that scares me a bit is the projected fuel efficiency... Since I daily drive my cars, this one might get out of hand in the gas department unless I purchase a beater to go along with it... Did anyone else catch the 14/21 for the S54 under the new methods? Ouch...
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SHoot drive an M3 and worry about gas miles............noooooooot
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I agree - Excellent read. The only thing that scares me a bit is the projected fuel efficiency... Since I daily drive my cars, this one might get out of hand in the gas department unless I purchase a beater to go along with it... Did anyone else catch the 14/21 for the S54 under the new methods? Ouch...
My E46 M3 had a $1000 gas guzzler surcharge becaus it's posted gas mileage was about what this new M is projecting. In reality, I never got less than an average of 23-25 mpg. I am sure this one will get much better than it's projected MPG

You really don't buy an "M" Car for it's fuel efficency though, do you?!
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My E46 M3 had a $1000 gas guzzler surcharge becaus it's posted gas mileage was about what this new M is projecting. In reality, I never got less than an average of 23-25 mpg. I am sure this one will get much better than it's projected MPG

You really don't buy an "M" Car for it's fuel efficency though, do you?!
I know you don't but it's something to think about... Some people never think about it and then complain in the future... While gas mileage would weigh less when buying an M3, I'd still consider it. In a city (Miami) where there is little to no decent mass transit, gas bills can get nasty. I'm talking $500-$1000/mo nasty.

I noticed the $1000 gas guzzler surcharge, I was plenty surprised when I saw that on the window sticker of an '06 M3 they had in the dealer...

I'm not expecting the car to be a Civic on gas... All I'm saying is check into it before you get slapped in the face.
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My E46 M3 had a $1000 gas guzzler surcharge becaus it's posted gas mileage was about what this new M is projecting. In reality, I never got less than an average of 23-25 mpg. I am sure this one will get much better than it's projected MPG

You really don't buy an "M" Car for it's fuel efficency though, do you?!
How did you "average" that good of mileage, simply amazing. You really think the E92 M3 will get "much better than it's projected MPG." Are you thinking it will get maybe 35 mpg highway since BMW has stated the E92 M3 is 8% more efficient than the E46 M3. Have you read the first tests where drivers averaged 11 mpg, albeit with extremely hard driving conditions. Boy do I hope you are right.
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My E46 M3 had a $1000 gas guzzler surcharge becaus it's posted gas mileage was about what this new M is projecting. In reality, I never got less than an average of 23-25 mpg. I am sure this one will get much better than it's projected MPG

You really don't buy an "M" Car for it's fuel efficency though, do you?!
That's what I get in my 325ci. Come on, admit it, you don't stomp on it as much as you should?
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      07-17-2007, 03:38 AM   #11
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In a nut shell, YES, we do think about fuel efficency. An M3 isn't a Fararri. It's supposed to be good at everything, including fuel efficency.

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