Buying a car can be an overwhelming process if you do not have a dream car since you were a kid. Checking out the cars in showrooms may be a swamping process for you. Things might look more confusing when you choose to check the models online. You find yourself finally taking to one car, but then your doubts confuse you to the core as you ask yourself “Is there an even better fit for me out there? Good value for money?” Join me as I introduce the real deal.
BMW M3 E46
First introduced in October 2000, E46 M3, launched with the advance 3.2 L S54 M-tuned engine. Comparing E46 to the M3’s other iterations; it would not be wrong to say that E46 is possibly the best mix of track-focused handling and muscle with modest luxury.
Taking E36’s body shell, E46 was designed with an emphasis on refining and ameliorating aerodynamics and growing the aggressive stance of the car. It features a rather huge but elegant shell that ultimately reveals the hostile nature of this car.
The entertainment system of the car (Radio Function, Navigation System, Television and Telecommunications systems) is designed on a smart automotive computer system. You can upgrade your car with the latest releases and advanced technologies by BMW.
The car features a 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with a Horsepower of 333. Other engine specifications include the following;
Torque: 262 lb-ft
Acceleration 0-60: 5.1 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
Weight: 3,399 lbs (coupe)
BMW M3 E90
BMW M3 2007 or E90 is the most deluxe and the heaviest version of M3; its engine with 414 horsepower V8 can go beyond 8,000 rpm. It requires some low-end torque. A dreamy 60 mph in less than 5 seconds is what you get. It used to be the fastest model in M3 series, but the competitor had even more speedy ride, Mercedes C63 AMG, at that point. 2000’s E46 is even more efficient than E90. Not as sporty, but an amazing car.
It features a 4.0-liter V8 engine with a Horsepower of 414. The following are further engine specs.
Torque: 295 lb-ft
Acceleration 0-60: 4.8 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (limited)
Weight: 3,648 lbs (coupe) | 3,538 lbs (sedan)
Used BMW M3
In the market since 1975 and having 6 generations in total, there are a lot of options for buying used M3.
With the price of a new M3 car hovering out of most people’s reach, a used car is the best possible option. It is not the most terrible one too. You can bring one in under $20,0000. Experts call E30 as ideal among the used BMW M3s. it is considered as the most durable. You can bag an E46 in $18K-$25K. It is one of the top most M3s as it combines all the good features of the past versions. With exterior similar to E30 and engine of E36, you have got yourself a treat. Looking for the best of the bunch with a nice, healthy budget – E90 will be perfect for you. A used car in $38000, it’s hard to go wrong with E90.
Whatever you do, do your homework. Start by What to look for in a used car?’ and you will be fine.