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Old 9th April 2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hi all, new to the forum and M3 ownership. This is my first M car.. previous car was a Z4 3.0L so a natural progression i think!

The forum has been a great source of info and will continue to be during my ownership i am sure!

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Old 9th April 2018, 10:19 AM   #2
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Welcome mate!
Car looks awesome and with lovely spec too!
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:01 PM   #3
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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Smart looking car.
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Old 16th April 2018, 11:03 AM   #5
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Cheers guy's, still getting to know the car but have covered just over 1,000 miles in it now and loving every second!

Thing's to do are:

- GTS software for the DCT box (Evolve?)
- Rear 2 pipe mod for a bit more audio!
- iDrive update? (not sure if any available?)
- Maybe primary cat delete.

Car has covered 61k miles and not had the throttle actuators done, so mindful of saving some cash for that! eek (Rebuild.org bookmarked)

Went in for an oil service and full inspection at Cooper BMW last week. All good apart from tires a bit on the low tread depth side! Oh and discs / pads maybe needed in 10k miles. Where does everyone go for OEM parts? I think i'll add braided lines whilst i'm at it.

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Old 16th April 2018, 12:23 PM   #6
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Lovely mate, must be quite a lot of extra guts to enjoy after the 3.0 Z4!

Space Grey is a gorgeous colour and looks so good with the carbon extras. Love it.

Exhaust mod is a must, changes the emotion of driving the car completely, it goes from from good sounding to epic sounding!
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Old 17th April 2018, 08:28 AM   #7
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Lovely mate, must be quite a lot of extra guts to enjoy after the 3.0 Z4!

Space Grey is a gorgeous colour and looks so good with the carbon extras. Love it.

Exhaust mod is a must, changes the emotion of driving the car completely, it goes from from good sounding to epic sounding!
Cheers Keith, I was reading all your threads yesterday! Monte Carlo is just stunning!

Definite decent step up from the Z4. I've owned car's with more power than the M3 in the past but none with engines as special feeling as this! I still can't get over the way it revs from 6-8.3k.. :O
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Old 17th April 2018, 07:42 PM   #8
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Did you buy that from Preston area? As I I saw it for weeks on AT for sale, think it was for sale in NI also before that, as I ummed and armed about it
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Old 17th April 2018, 08:02 PM   #9
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That's awesome. If love a dct one in space grey. My fiancée liked the look of one one night so hopefully get my hands on one at some stage and justify it by saying it's for her
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Old 18th April 2018, 08:04 AM   #10
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Did you buy that from Preston area? As I I saw it for weeks on AT for sale, think it was for sale in NI also before that, as I ummed and armed about it
Yep, thats the one. I actually managed to get in touch with the NI owner. He is on Pistonheads and saw a post i made in the BMW section. He gave me some good insight in to the history of the car.

Was a long trek for me up to Preston from Wimbledon, but the car was great. Bodywork in excellent condition, with just 2 very minor details which i knew i could fix for next to nothing. Other than that it drove right, stopped right, handled right and all was generally in good order so i took it!

There were a fair few at similar price that i was interested in but this one had it all, EDC, DCT, right colour and low-ish miles. The dealer selling it did himself no favours with his poor photography skills. If you looked at the for sale photos next to my photos above you'd think it was a different car!
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Old 19th April 2018, 07:37 PM   #11
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Is that the palladium bluey tinge leather ?as it looks a lighter grey in the pics,extended leather too!
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Old 20th April 2018, 08:29 AM   #12
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Yep, Palladium leather. I really like it.. makes it feel very airy and bright in the cabin. Especially coming from my Z4 which was black leather, black plastic everywhere!

What does the 'extended leather' package add btw? I'm not quite sure.. All the M3's i viewed 'seemed' similar inside but i could have easily missed something!
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You have the extended leather, basically lower dash and centre console, where all the grey leather is basically, if you didnt have E L it would all be the normal black plastic
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Old 24th May 2018, 12:54 PM   #14
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Few photos from the Pistonheads meet in Dorking the other week below.

Otherwise, i haven't really done a lot to my car other than drive it and enjoy it!

Have a track day booked at Abingdon circuit on the 6th July. I plan on changing the front pads, but nothing else.. unless anyone has any recommendations?
I have done many a track day before however i am planning on taking this one a bit easier (to start with anyway) as i don't want to brake anything or risk it too much as the M3 is my daily driver.









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