...If you handle it wrong, it might go off and hurt you. Inside the cabin the M3 includes all of that M Series badging that owners want to see (or at least they want their passengers to see). There's the M instrument cluster with red needles to remind you how fast you're going. The racing seats are extremely comfortable and will hold you snuggly in place even through the tightest corners. And the cockpit is laid out with only one person in mind — the driver. All of the luxury features you'd expect come with the M: Bluetooth, navigation, ambient lighting, brushed aluminum trim and...
...which some feel is even too light, but otherwise is a wholly competent and comfortable setup.Coupes and sedans offer an optional Competition Package that includes 19-inch alloys with performance tires, a lowered and recalibrated suspension, stability control, and programmable Electronic Damping Control with Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes. Testers have found that Normal mode is a perfect blend, offering comfortable absorption with performance that will far surpass the ability and courage of most drivers out there. Not forgetting the luxury part of its heritage, the BMW M3 offers several...
...wheels with performance tires Available 19-inch wheels Interior The driver can choose from a multitude of suspension and engine preferences using MDrive, which controls the electronic stability system, steering response, ride comfort and throttle response. It varies the settings to make the M3 suited for either everyday driving or track duty. Leather-clad interior highlighted with a choice of carbon fiber or wood trim Available stereo options include an 825-watt, 16-speaker system Push-button start Rain-sensing wipers Available moonroof Available navigation system with iDrive Available iPod...
...The M3, on the other hand, adjusts enough to adapt to drivers of different sizes, and visibility is excellent. You want that if you intend to drive fast. Finally, a thing I really liked about the M3 is that you can hear what's going on — meaning the engine, drivetrain and road noise. I turned on the radio only a couple of times when I was driving it, preferring to hear the mechanical sounds it was making. If you're the sort who likes to be isolated from a car, the M3 isn't for you. Technology If you listen to a BMW nut explain all the different systems the car has, it can be a bit...
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