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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The 2008 BMW E90 M3 Post

As I have done with many of the subjects that I choose to blog about rather frequently, I am creating a central index in order to better organize the posts in an easier to find and digest manner.

I originally purchased my 2008 BMW M3 E90 Sedan from Bob Smith BMW in Calabasas, CA in October 2008 – taking great advantage of aggressive pricing and BMW Financing’s great incentive rate of 0.9%. The M3 is my first BMW, and replaces the 2006 Audi A4 that I have posted frequently about here. I choose the M3 over the upcoming 2009 / 2010 Audi S4 for the simple reason that the S4 was not due to be delivered stateside until the latter half of 2009.

The BMW USA website describes the BMW M3 sedan in the following ways...

The BMW M3 Sedan

For insurance purposes, we call it a sedan.

Headlining this next chapter of the BMW M story, is the first ever production 8-cylinder M3 Sedan. It hits the road strutting 414-hp, redlining at a never-before-experienced 8,400 RPM. It's 21 years of motorsports brought to the streets.

I could not agree more. Having just passed 2,000 miles on the vehicle, I could not be happier with the quality and the performance of the vehicle. While I had a minor service incident at the dealership, that was the only blemish so far.

The details on my BMW M3 Sedan include:

- Jet Black Non-Metallic Pain
- Black Novillo Extended Leather
- Blue-Gray Brushed Aluminum Trim
- Technology Package (Voice Activation, Electronic Damping Control, Comfort Access system, Real Time Traffic Information, M Drive, Navigation System, HD Radio)
- Cold Weather Package (Retractable headlight washers, Heated front seats, Fold down rear seats)
- Premium Package (Universal Garage Door Opener, Digital compass mirror, BMW Assist, Power folding mirrors)
- 19” Forged and polished wheels
- Moonroof
- Enhanced Premium Sound
- iPod and USB Adapter
- Satellite radio with 1 year subscription

Here are the posts I have made on my 2008 BMW M3 E90:
BMW M3 E90 Test Drive
BMW M3 Delivery
Problems with Bluetooth and the BMW iDrive System
Connecting the Blackberry with the BMW iDrive System
BMW 1200 Mile Break-in Service
M3 Breaks Down, Needs a Jump Start
1200 Mile Service Part 2, Battery Replacement
Tire Pressure Monitoring on the M3
M3 Cruise Control Feature Review
M3 Video: Startup and Engine Rev