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      08-29-2007, 04:51 AM   #1
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Full test and figures for those outside of UK

If you live in the UK please buy the magazine - it's an excellent issue.
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      08-29-2007, 04:53 AM   #2
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      08-29-2007, 05:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the scan!

I give that review 3/5. They can’t even get the as tested price correct. How much was the optional EDC? They mention that rain doesn’t help the rear wheel antics, that puts the M3 in the same league as other rear wheeled cars like the F430.

If its any concellation the M coupe comes with the same fat steering wheel, I love the feel. After a couple of days of driving with that fat wheel you really get to love it, Steavd can you confirm?
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      08-29-2007, 05:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the scan!

I give that review 3/5. They canít even get the as tested price correct. How much was the optional DSC?
Optional DSC? What you talking about?
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Optional DSC? What you talking about?
Sorry I meant EDC, correction made, thanks for pointing that out.
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      08-29-2007, 05:53 AM   #6
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mofomat, what do you think about the "fat" steering wheal on your M coupe?
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      08-29-2007, 05:53 AM   #7
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The pic of it on the crunching numbers page is fabulous.
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      08-29-2007, 07:05 AM   #8
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I agree. The steering wheel on the M3 is overly thick.
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      08-29-2007, 07:32 AM   #9
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It's an ugly design as well. I couldn't own one with that iDrive interior, so looks like I never will.
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      08-29-2007, 07:36 AM   #10
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It's an ugly design as well. I couldn't own one with that iDrive interior, so looks like I never will.
I'm struggling to see a difference between my old e46 M3 stearing wheel and this one? Design looks identical. How much thicker is it?
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"Official line is that the purest setup is 19in wheels and no EDC."

Hmmm, Reaaaalllly?

Just in case anyone was wondering.
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      08-29-2007, 07:42 AM   #12
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mofomat, what do you think about the "fat" steering wheal on your M coupe?

I love it. As I did on the 330d I had as well, which had the same wheel as the new M3.
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      08-29-2007, 07:43 AM   #13
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Anyone notice the weight as tested as 1625kg, as opposed to official weight of 1655kg?

To be honest, Autocar talk out of their arses so much I wouldn't believe this one bit.
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This looks a fair bit nicer than the E92 wheel.
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"Official line is that the purest setup is 19in wheels and no EDC."

Hmmm, Reaaaalllly?

Just in case anyone was wondering.
That's interesting though, since the majority here was thinking that EDC is needed to get all the sportiness out of the M3. Nobody was willing to believe that it's a comfort option...

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This looks a fair bit nicer than the E92 wheel.
No, it doesn't. Maybe a matter of personal taste!?

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"Unique to this 3-series is M Dynamic Mode, which provides the driver with controls to alter steering weight, throttle map and damper response."

Surely he meant to say MDrive, no?
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That's interesting though, since the majority here was thinking that EDC is needed to get all the sportiness out of the M3. Nobody was willing to believe that it's a comfort option...
Exactly. I stated yesterday that I did not think that the non-adjustable damper equipped cars would be any less aggressive than an EDC equipped car set to "Sport". It seems maybe my hunch was correct, assuming this article is correct.
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      08-29-2007, 07:59 AM   #18
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I agree. Like this one more


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      08-29-2007, 08:11 AM   #19
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This looks a fair bit nicer than the E92 wheel.
The whole thing looks niced than the E92 interior--not just the wheel.
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The whole thing looks niced than the E92 interior--not just the wheel.
How very true. The E46 interior is very likely the best BMW ever produced.

As for the lack of EDC and 19s making the best drive, I can fully understand that, because electronic systems are nothing more than marketing tricks which make the 'badge conscious' buyer tick them, because they must be better if they're listed in the brochure. YOu can't beat an optimised set-up with a variable system.
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I cant understand all the praise E46 interior is getting. It was good once but today it doesnt look fresh anymore, outdated and old. E92 looks more modern IMO.
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I cant understand all the praise E46 interior is getting. It was good once but today it doesnt look fresh anymore, outdated and old. E92 looks more modern IMO.
Maybe because it's a coherent design that doesn't have the afterthought of where to place the screen? Maybe because it's angled towards the driver?
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