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      02-21-2022, 06:47 AM   #1
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Mat Watson reviews our Japan Red E92 M3

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Mat Watson from CarWow recently borrowed our Japan Red E92 M3 to review for his own Youtube channel.

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Eventuri Carbon Plenum
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Eventuri Front Ducts

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      02-21-2022, 09:53 AM   #2
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Damn, I just sold my 996 for one. Was I wrong?
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      02-21-2022, 12:24 PM   #3
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Best M3 ever made, just the right mix of old and new. Hydraulic steering, NA high revving V8, sense of being a connected and special car. Platform has so much potential if you want to take it further. I will 100pc own another one some day.
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Love that classic design and V8!!! 💥💥💥🤘🤘🤘🤘
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I'm glad I see this posts. I will occasionally have a weird desire to sell my car and then think twice.
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      02-21-2022, 01:20 PM   #6
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@Imran@Evolve Have a link to a US source for those ducts yet? I tried to pre order on your site but looks like I can't get shipping.
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      02-21-2022, 02:29 PM   #8
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Your e39 M5, then this. Sooooo...

... is there a CSL video coming?
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      02-21-2022, 02:31 PM   #9
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... is there a CSL video coming?
He asked to borrow our CSL but I told him to borrow BMW UKs car instead!
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@Imran@Evolve Have a link to a US source for those ducts yet? I tried to pre order on your site but looks like I can't get shipping.
IND will probably have them on their site later today.
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Sooooo...

... is there a CSL video coming?
He asked to borrow our CSL but I told him to borrow BMW UKs car instead!
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I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy my E90; it drove me towards Lexus. Two ISF's and a RCF later and I was back In an F80 M.

Can't deny this platform will always be a classic but I disagree with the "best M3" sentiment.
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I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy my E90; it drove me towards Lexus. Two ISF's and a RCF later and I was back In an F80 M.

Can't deny this platform will always be a classic but I disagree with the "best M3" sentiment.
I think it had the best M3 engine, maybe even the best bmw engine ever
And probably the cleanest design, especially the E92
Not as ricey as the newer models
And better looking than the E36 and E46
Best m3 is a difficult phrase
The m3 has changed so much, that the answer is more about what You Like than which one is the best

I'd put this second only to the e30 M3
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Interesting discussion. Had a couple of M's ☺️(no e30).

Reflecting back, wish I had kept my e90 for sure, something very pure about the car and the DCT was ridiculous in speed and feel…instantaneous. The Dinan exhaust was great. Red line would sing praises…also loved silver stone. I'll get another hence my tag name on this site from 12yrs ago which was my personalized license plate.

In a G80 xDrive now the slushbox is exactly that. On very hard acceleration in my mind I count the seconds between 1&2 all the way up…albeit love the car and breakneck speeds w mods.

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Best M3 ever made, just the right mix of old and new. Hydraulic steering, NA high revving V8, sense of being a connected and special car. Platform has so much potential if you want to take it further. I will 100pc own another one some day.
I fully agree with this... !
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I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy my E90; it drove me towards Lexus. Two ISF's and a RCF later and I was back In an F80 M.

Can't deny this platform will always be a classic but I disagree with the "best M3" sentiment.
I think it had the best M3 engine, maybe even the best bmw engine ever
And probably the cleanest design, especially the E92
Not as ricey as the newer models
And better looking than the E36 and E46
Best m3 is a difficult phrase
The m3 has changed so much, that the answer is more about what You Like than which one is the best

I'd put this second only to the e30 M3
My former neighbor had a mini fleet of M cars and I remember all the weekends he spent doing valve adjustments and servicing his Vanos in his two e46s. And how he was forever replacing cooling components on his track prepped e36 or any e36 he was flipping for profit.

I hardly hear talk of people messing with the valve train of an s65. Really only the rod bearings and valve covers get much publicity among people I hang out with. Oil filter housing gaskets don't count because they seem to be a thing across all generations. 😂
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I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy my E90; it drove me towards Lexus. Two ISF's and a RCF later and I was back In an F80 M.

Can't deny this platform will always be a classic but I disagree with the "best M3" sentiment.
I think it had the best M3 engine, maybe even the best bmw engine ever
And probably the cleanest design, especially the E92
Not as ricey as the newer models
And better looking than the E36 and E46
Best m3 is a difficult phrase
The m3 has changed so much, that the answer is more about what You Like than which one is the best

I'd put this second only to the e30 M3
Horses for courses. Brilliantly engineered and designed car. However I passed one up as the lack of low down torque meant I really needed a track to get the best of it. I went at the time for a twin turbo 335i and have loved the power profile of the turbo M engines ever since.
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I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy my E90; it drove me towards Lexus. Two ISF's and a RCF later and I was back In an F80 M.

Can't deny this platform will always be a classic but I disagree with the "best M3" sentiment.
Curious why you are still on this forum…?
Because I still own an E36 M3, F85 X5M and just sold an F80 M3.

Maybe I wasn't clear; the E9X is a beautiful car but I received a lemon from day 1. Soured my taste of BMW which drove me towards Lexus (temporarily).

I found my E46 M3 was more raw than the E90, and felt the F80 torque, power delivery and overall chassis far superior to the E90.

I just found it to be a good car, not a great car.
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I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy my E90; it drove me towards Lexus. Two ISF's and a RCF later and I was back In an F80 M.

Can't deny this platform will always be a classic but I disagree with the "best M3" sentiment.
Curious why you are still on this forum…?
Me too, I love the e92/93.
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Great video, but...his conclusion is completely incorrect...dump that 996!
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