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      06-13-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm new here and looking to gain as much info as possible from you guys.

I recently purchased a low miles 2012 E92 M3 with Competition pack.

So far so good, I love the car, drives great, superb car.
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So far, I've fitted a gloss black kidney grill
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      06-13-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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Very nice! Congratulations, it looks like you have a fine pair of vehicles to choose from.
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Nice! Congrats! I'm assuming these photos are edited? Color looks amazing!
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      06-13-2016, 04:13 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, appreciate it.

Any tips / suggestions in terms of modifications? Anything I need to look out for?

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Correct, some of these pictures are edited and thank you, it's Alpine white.
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      06-13-2016, 04:46 PM   #5
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Welcome and it is definately a good looking beast!
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      06-13-2016, 04:51 PM   #6
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Sick man! Congratz!
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      06-13-2016, 05:26 PM   #7
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Cheers guys
Look forward to being part of this great forum!
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      06-13-2016, 07:40 PM   #8
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Hi guys,

I'm new here and looking to gain as much info as possible from you guys.

I recently purchased a low miles 2012 E92 M3 with Competition pack.

So far so good, I love the car, drives great, superb car.
Here are some images:









So far, I've fitted a gloss black kidney grill
BMC Air Filter
Gloss black M3 badge



Congrats Bro she look Gorgeous. Have Fun with Her
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      06-13-2016, 09:43 PM   #9
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Welcome and nice ride!
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      06-14-2016, 01:10 AM   #10
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Welcome bro! Sweet looking cars!
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      06-14-2016, 01:38 AM   #11
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Nice ride! enjoy the M car! That SLK55 looks nice too!
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Congrats on the m3. The r171 is pretty nice also.
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      06-14-2016, 10:44 AM   #13
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys, appreciated.

Reading about the dreaded 'Rod bearing' on here and it sounds v scary... I'm hoping mine doesn't start developing anything, it has 6 months BMW warranty left.
The car is on 23k miles.

Worth renewing?

Regarding the AMG, it's a little beast, it's had the Kleemann treatment - 413HP & 576nm TQ. and sounds fantastic.



The M3 and the AMG are two different cars, straight line my AMG will take my M3 out.
Driver involvement and feel I prefer my M3.
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      06-14-2016, 11:27 AM   #14
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Congratulations on 2 fine cars. As you have no doubt deduced, the M3 was never designed for straight-line acceleration (the so-called stoplight grand prix) since the engine needs to be kept at the upper ranges of its operating band to really put the power down, but on a winding road the balance and steering feel are sublime. As long as the engine is above 4,000 rpm there is as much power as anybody will need, and the sound and response are both superb. Enjoy your cars and welcome to the forum.
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      06-14-2016, 04:18 PM   #15
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Congratulations on 2 fine cars. As you have no doubt deduced, the M3 was never designed for straight-line acceleration (the so-called stoplight grand prix) since the engine needs to be kept at the upper ranges of its operating band to really put the power down, but on a winding road the balance and steering feel are sublime. As long as the engine is above 4,000 rpm there is as much power as anybody will need, and the sound and response are both superb. Enjoy your cars and welcome to the forum.
Thank you bro.
You're correct once the M3 is wound up at the high rpm it's very quick and will keep up with most things on the straight, show it some bends and that's where the M3 becomes alive!

I love M mode

I'm enjoying the beast, just a bit concerned about the reliability of these cars...
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Looks pristine! Nice!
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Looks pristine! Nice!
Thank you sir
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      06-17-2016, 04:07 PM   #18
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Ahh, a nice stock blank canvas to go nuts with.

Congrats.
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys, appreciated.

Reading about the dreaded 'Rod bearing' on here and it sounds v scary... I'm hoping mine doesn't start developing anything, it has 6 months BMW warranty left.
The car is on 23k miles.

Worth renewing?

Regarding the AMG, it's a little beast, it's had the Kleemann treatment - 413HP & 576nm TQ. and sounds fantastic.



The M3 and the AMG are two different cars, straight line my AMG will take my M3 out.
Driver involvement and feel I prefer my M3.
Beautiful Cars OP! The Rod Bearing issue is not as common as it seems. Doing oil changes every 4-5k miles seems to prevent it. That being said, I would definitely renew the warranty, just to be safe.

Enjoy it! Do you plan on doing anything to it soon?
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      06-21-2016, 09:12 PM   #20
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Many thanks for the welcome guys.

Warranty will be renewed when the time comes.

Loving the car so far, regular servicing is on the card.
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys, appreciated.

Reading about the dreaded 'Rod bearing' on here and it sounds v scary... I'm hoping mine doesn't start developing anything, it has 6 months BMW warranty left.
The car is on 23k miles.

Worth renewing?

Regarding the AMG, it's a little beast, it's had the Kleemann treatment - 413HP & 576nm TQ. and sounds fantastic.



The M3 and the AMG are two different cars, straight line my AMG will take my M3 out.
Driver involvement and feel I prefer my M3.
Beautiful Cars OP! The Rod Bearing issue is not as common as it seems. Doing oil changes every 4-5k miles seems to prevent it. That being said, I would definitely renew the warranty, just to be safe.

Enjoy it! Do you plan on doing anything to it soon?
Hi mate,
Not really, I'd like a bit more noise from the car, maybe an akrapovic in the future? but other than that I'm keeping it stock.... For now

Keeping on top of servicing regularly is my main priority.

As you say regular oil/fluid changes 5-7k is what I plan on doing.
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      06-21-2016, 11:20 PM   #22
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