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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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27 reader reviews for BMW M3 Coupe.
  • 3.2 SMG 2dr

    Sabahudin Kulasic , Essex . Date: 28/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      19

    My car

    I have had my M3 SMG (52 plate) for 12 months and just last week had a warning light come on for SMG box. I don't know what it means and have not had the time to take it to garage to have it priced. Other than this I had no problem with the car even though I went to Mostar with it ( Bosnia & Hercegovina). It's got 80,000 on the clock but it runs like new. I would highly recomend this car to anyone that likes speed and atention.

  • 3.2 2dr

    steve m Date: 11/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      24

    My car

    real talents lie at high speed, fidgety at anything less, rear springs replaced at 60k (common problem), 'ragged' motors suffer from being 'ripped-up' around the lsd mounting, i.e. boot floor and chassis - look for any signs of cracks, i do 20k a year and i reckon all in all this car costs about £8k a year to run, i get main dealer service - my previous one had independent servicing and suffer the dreaded main bearing failure at 100k - £10k to fix, £13k for new engine! steering is fast and fussy, expect to be committed to driving it, you can shame most 911's, but be warned, a few heavy stabs of the brake pedal and suddenly there is nothing (and I've opened the cooling ducts, for some reason they are closed off in factory trim.

  • 3.2 2dr

    Euan Clapperton , Ayrshire . Date: 26/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have recently took delivery of a stunning silver 54 plate E46 M3 with full black leather and the optional 19'' wheels. I have been lucky enough to own a number of sports cars however have never driven anything quite like the M3. The way the car handles and corners is nothing short of astonishing....the only car that I have driven which can match its abilities in the twisties was a Lotus Elise that I owned a few years back. In terms of outright acceleration the M3 dosn't disappoint, standard Scoobies and Evo's....Oh please! The engine is a peach, smooth and quiet around town but raspy and loud when being thrashed. In terms of running costs, I managed 34MPG recently during a 50 mile drive on quiet A roads, not bad for a car with just shy of 350bhp {car was being driven at approximately 60 - 70 mph with Mrs and Kid in tow] Normal driving returns approximately 26mpg. In conclusion - a stunningly fast, great handling car with the looks to match.

  • 3.2 2dr

    Chris Stening Date: 22/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought three months ago to replace a Boxster as with two kids it was not being used nearly enough. Sensational performance even without the annoying Sport button pressed, amazing handling and is surprisingly quiet and comfortable as well with excellent standard equipment. The snarl when you put your foot down is very addictive. Slightly thirsty as you'd expect...23mpg ish.

    If you want a fast enjoyable yet still practical car I can't think of anything better. Feels far more special than a 3 series coupe.

    The only wrinkle is the dealer, Murketts of Huntingdon, who have never returned a car with everything on the list I give them fixed (we also run an X5 and previously had a 323 conv and 530d)...sigh

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