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E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm}


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Old Mon, May-21-2018, 01:19:45 AM   #1
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Default Former E46 owner to E93

Sold my E46 convertible CB/Cinnamon 73K for $20k, Wednesday.

Friday picked up a 08 Jerzey Blk, Bamboo beige interior 50K, for $27k walk out the door.
Not the most desirable interior, gonna look for a interior swap with fox red + $$

I choose not to pick up the Extended warranty for $3400. The finance guy had no idea if it covered Rod bearings or the Throttle actuators. Just said "Covers bumper to bumper" with a blank stare on his face.

Neverless I choose to keep my $3400

I don't believe them warranties, would replace the RB for preventive measure any way ?
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I would consider replacing the RBs. Especially since motors are still $7k-$9k used. Not like an S54 which you can get for $3k to $4k.
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Congrats, it's a great upgrade. Interior is much more comfortable but the e46m is just a different beast.
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I was just about to make a thread about going from e46 to e9x, I’m going tomorrow morning to look at a 2012 E92 ZCP, DINAN package. But I will for sure miss the E46.
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Congrats on your purchase.
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Congrats!
I just got an E90M and did the bearings preventively (49K).

Typically "bumper to bumper" means it's a comprehensive warranty like the original factory warranty. That's compared to a powertrain or other more limited warranty. But of course they all have exclusions and fine print and that guy clearly wouldn't be of any help.
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I posted this at m3 post as well.

I just spent the first weekend on track with the E90M3. The cage was finished Monday and we raced it the following Friday/Saturday. With time being a factor we did not have time to upload a tune so it went into limp mode all weekend. I would do a hard reset while on track and wait until the next error, then reset again. All while in a race! It has something to do with the steering and wheel sensors so I had to drive it and only use throttle when the car was straight. Another story as I was fighting for the NER T1 championship and needed points to win.

What are my thoughts from going from an E46 to the E90? The E90 Handled *BETTER* than the E46. Period. It rotated better, turned in quicker, had zero understeer like the E46. Steering was heavier in the E90 (I like) and the E90 is surprisingly nimble for a fat pig. I was shocked at how little understeer it had! My driving style introduces understeer and this car was a joy to drive. Sure it felt insulated from the E46, keep in mind that I had solid everything in that car and you could feel pebbles under it. The E90, while not even set up yet, is miles ahead of the E46 platform. Some of the E46 purists may disagree as their beloved platform is going to get smoked by the E90. The E90 wins in every category, hands down. My buddies racing the E46's were asking, how do you like it. My response was, "when it gets out of limp mode, you guys will be looking to race in another class." Hard stares and heavy gulps all around.

I have not even talked about the S65, which is on a whole different level than the S54. With the S54 it was like running a chainsaw at full RPM all the time and with the E90 it is much more relaxed. Driving the car and managing the motor I was not taxed at all. AT ALL. I can drive the E46M3 all day and not break a sweat, with the new E90M3 it was the most relaxed I have ever felt on track. The car is comfortable, predictable, very well mannered, and the motor when above 5K rpm is intoxicating. People behind me loved to hear it sing.

I will not even think about the E46 going forward. That is in the rear view mirror and I am very happy with the decision of changing platforms.

Sure it will take some time to sort out, but that is half the fun. I have a 4:45 diff on order and that should be an absolute beast when installed.
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