Its no secret that here at Munich Legends we love the V8 M3. Arguable BMW’s best modern all-round M car – something most owners will wholeheartedly agree with – the E90/92 are also the last of the naturally aspirated M3s, something that true ///M aficionados will lament forever. The multiple award-winning engine is a close relative of the Formula 1 derived V10 from the M5/M6 of the same era – basically the same architecture with a couple of cylinders sliced off – and doesn’t it show! The same relentless pull, the addictive build of power as you head towards the top of the rev range, the same instant response to every little input from the driver, but mated with a lighter, more agile, more pushable chassis, and, it has to be said, a fabulous steering rack that allows the most intricate, reassuring, precise manoeuvres at high speeds or on tight, twisty roads. The overall feel is a car whose individual elements – engine, chassis, gearbox, brakes – all work in perfect harmony, complementing and matching each other to produce a masterpiece of modern automotive design. The overriding impression is of a car with perfect poise, and above all, bags of character, something that the later generation M3 struggles to match.
Ignore BMW’s official figures – the V8 M3 in DCT guise has been clocked by many independent testers at a sub- 4 second 0-60, and with EDC giving you flexibility to switch from comfort to race feel at the push of a button, your M3 can be all of the cars you need in one. The manual DCT (dual clutch) gearbox is a masterpiece, allowing millisecond gear changes and a fabulous auto mode for smooth road use, whilst retaining full engine braking and proper driver interaction, just like a manual stick shift does.
The saloon is a real gem. It sits more straight, with gentler lines and more subtle rear end giving the E90 a slightly classier, refined feel. Four doors, generous boot space, and a Jekyll and Hyde personality means the E90 V8 is equally at home on the school run, family holiday or trip with grandma as it is on the racetrack or quiet back roads on your favourite night run. In fact, its hard to think of another BMW (or anything else for that matter) that offers so much versatility, whilst being so damned rewarding. The only down side is that most V8 saloon owners struggle to move out of their daily drive into anything else. There just isn’t anything else.
This particular car boasts the ultimate in ‘Q’ subtlety, with Alpine white exterior matched to contrasting all-black leather interior. With low owners and well below average miles, this M3 has been used sparingly and rarely in anger, having been serviced all its life to the exact manufacturer’s specification. It is of course eligible for a full BMW warranty (something we can arrange for you), giving the new owner complete peace of mind. Our workshop team has carried out a thorough inspection of the car and finds it to be in excellent mechanical order, with only a few minor signs of wear to give away the mileage, all of which are being dispatched prior to the new owner taking possession. All in all, a very desirable version of one of the world’s greatest motoring icons. Welcome to the BMW M3.
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