The revive of a monster

In every car manufacturers, there is a special model that out performs the rest. The Honda has its Type R; Nissan has its GTR, Mercedes has its AMG, Audi uses the “S” and so on. BMW however has its monster called the M3. Why would they choose the “M” instead of any other alphabets, just a thought when you twist the “M” you will get a V1 which in roman numeric, it’s a 6. So you take 6 and 3 could mean 3 sixes. There you go 666 the mark of the beast!

The new M3 comes with 2 models, a 2 door V8 and also a four-door version with similar specs. The last I saw a four door M3 was the E30 models (the more squarish type BMW) and it packed a punch. Soon after that BMW did not come out with a four-door version for some reason when they launched the E46. It’s just weird that BMW just stopped the idea on one generation and revived it in the E90. From what I see the 4-doored E36 models are popular with the compact look of a 3 series just like an ordinary car with devilish powers. Another obvious reason could be the popularity of the US market, which is ever growing. Well its kinda good to come out with 2 models as BMW can also tap the family oriented racers that’s needs the extra doors for bringing the family out on the weekend and yet smoke its rivals with this 3 series

I was fortunate to look and sit on this car last weekend and I was amazed by the looks of this car. Although I still prefer the coupe, which the back lights is pretty similar to the E46 compared to the new diamond shaped ones. Now some of you might have the same question circulating around your brains on the difference between the 2 models. My guess would be that the coupe is lighter with 2 less doors and it has a carbon roof, which makes the 4-doored version much heavier.

The power of the M3 is really outrageous and it really makes my goose bumps come out even by just talking about it. Have you ever felt scared of something after you have executed the reaction and then when you analyse it you feel really scared? Well that’s how I felt when i was in the car. The engine of the M3 makes very limited sound but you know that the power is there. Shifting gears are so smooth that you just don’t feel any log what so ever (do pardon me coz I drive a Nissan U13 manual, so the feeling is pretty different). The car  was doing 160 km/h and it felt like I was going like 80 at one point (that’s scary!). I have driven a Holden V8 before back in Adelaide and the engine is pretty loud and you definitely wont want to race with it if you see one there. In this case the M3 V8 does not sound powerful, as it should be (I feel that powerful cars should be loud, lol). Although it does not sound like an American Mustang or a screaming Ferrari, the BMW M3 has its uniqueness with their engine. Lets just put it as a silent car with a silky smooth but powerful engine.

As many cars of its era, this model comes with traction control and I had first hand on why they actually put that on. I think I almost pissed on my pants when the traction control was switched off on the first corner and you could feel the car was over steering. Therefore if i were to drive it i guess i won’t be able to handle it due to my bad driving skills, I would much prefer that I get assistance from the traction control. For my brother would be a different story as he finds it fun turning the traction control off but not for me (lol). There are other settings to the car but I don’t know what those buttons do and I won’t want to try and press them, it might blow up or something .  I felt it would be a great car for drifting thou with the power and all.

In a nutshell, this M3 is pretty much a 3 Series with a bulge in the bonnet to accommodate the V8 engine and some body kits to make it slightly wider then the normal 3 Series. It has a pretty comfortable ride despite its 19” rimes, which, I think it’s due to the electronic gadgets (electronic dampers). Well its more comfortable then my brothers E46 with 18”, Eibach springs and Bilstien suspensions (with the price tag like that it better be!). Besides all these, the interior looks very a like a normal 3 Series.

About the Author

When I was a little younger, I never had the interest in cars at all. Somehow it picked it up when I was in high school and oh yeah did I mention my dad and brother loves cars as well? I am more of a Japanese Car lover then any other car but don’t get me wrong I like the rest as well. Let’s just say that Jap cars are the first on my list. Drifting, racing circuits and rallying, these are the thing that I love to do but I can’t! Well let’s just say I don’t have the skills for these kind of things. So the only thing I do is occasionally drive fast on the road when I am provoked by a much slower car or in par. "All you need to see is my tail light" turboturtle

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