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2009 BMW M3

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 20/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2009 BMW M3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 71 Ratings for the 2008 - 2013 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

My dream car

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "The most fun you'll ever have driving a car..."

Cons: "So expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I test drove the E92 DCT M3 about 6 years ago and thought it was an amazing piece of automotive engineering. I was so impressed that I had to buy one. I ended up buying a 6 speed manual coupe and it is truly the "Ultimate Driving Machine". Although I am partial to the manual transmission, the DCT is amazing also. You really feel nothing as you switch between gears. The handling on the M3 is unparalleled. I have owned and driven 6 vehicles in the last decade, including an Acura and Lexus, and the M3 is just in a class of its own. It is incredibly responsive, but lacks torque in the lower RPMs. It does redline at 8400 RPMs though and sounds very cool doing it. This car is very classy. It is a beast and a very beautiful one. The only downside is that it is very expensive to maintain. I average just over 16 mpg (premium) combined, although if I didn't drive it like an M3 should be driven I could probably get it higher. It burns through oil relatively fast too, probably about a quart a month. It uses a Castrol 10W 60, now sold at O'reilly's, and to change the oil, it uses 9 quarts. Tires are super expensive for this. I got a full set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports on sale for $1400, some places I've seen cheaper, some places more expensive. The nav system is pretty simple, the map actually makes sense looking at it, destinations are easy to input."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Could use a little more torque, but makes up for

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great value"

Cons: "Great value. Unfortunately not sexy enough tho"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Could use a little more torque, but makes up for It with sound like a '67 Mustang. Last of the V8 normally aspirated Bimmers. By far the best value for the money out there. Double-clutch shifter is lightning quick, grabs rubber in first 4 gears. High revving fun."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Like any car enthusiast dream...

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,268

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Interior design, Driving Mechanics, Exterior"

Cons: "None I can think of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am a proud owner of a BMW M3 and I enjoy driving my vehicle whenever I have the chance. Starting off with the exterior of the M3. My M3 is white and absolutely love looking at from a distance and also when I walk away.....kinda creep some people off haha. Moving on to the interior cabin. Very nice black leather with the signature BMW stitching on the steering wheel. The navigation systems could use some work. First time users such as myself would have a difficult time unless you are technology savvy. This is my first BMW and I am very impressed with the styling, detail of the vehicle, the way it drives and it truly is the ultimate driving machine. The description of my driving experience isn't included in my review simply because you have to drive it to experience it yourself. Go test drive an M3 now what are you waiting for!?"

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

This is absolutely the best car I have ever owned!

By on Thursday, February 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fantastic power and great styling"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car used in August of 2014 with 16,000 original miles. I have owned a 2004 M-3 and a 2008 M-3. This is by far one of the most exciting cars to drive that I have ever owned. The car is bullet proof. This is the last naturally aspirated V-8 made on the M-3 platform. BMW changing (in my opinion) back to the straight six cylinder was a huge mistake. This car is a 13 point Dinan equipped car. Nothing but positive comments about the looks, engine sounds and overall styling. Do yourself a favor, if you are considering this car.....just drive one. Not cheap to maintain or fix, but worth every penny!"

12 people out of 18 found this review helpful

An absolutely awesome car.

By on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, safe, great features"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Incredible handling car for the track or street. The E92 M3 is a beautiful car that always attracts attention."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

e92 M3 -- The last true M3

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Performance, exhaust note, everyday practicality"

Cons: "Fuel mileage, suspension a bit soft in normal mode"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned each generation of the M3 going back to the original, e30. While the e30 is my all-time favorite, the e92 is a close second. When you consider how bullet-proof this car is together with how much fun it is to drive, you could make a strong argument that it is the best M3 ever. Either way, it is the last true M3 coupe and, in my opinion, BMW went out on a high note. The e92 will be a collector's item in the future."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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