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      05-08-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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Post BMW M3 / M4 Reviews Compilation

BIMMERPOST review (from Portugal): http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=982538
BIMMERPOST review (from Road America): http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=997663

http://www.completecar.ie/testdrives...aloon/722/3636
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...t-drive-review
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-revi...ive-2015-m3-m4
http://www.focus.de/auto/fahrbericht...d_3827063.html
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...m4_first_test/
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/b...drive-2014-5-8
https://www.bmwcca.org/news/bmw-dist...tent-m3-and-m4
http://www.edmunds.com/bmw/m3/2015/road-test.html
http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/f...n-8349455.html
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...14-CAR-review/
http://www.edmunds.com/bmw/m3/2015/road-test.html
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/3-s...on-2014-review
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evoc...and_specs.html
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=29973
http://www.carenthusiast.com/reviews...on+brakes.html
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2014...&utm_campaign=
http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/bmw/...review/1293723
http://autoblog.com/2014/05/12/2015-..._river_article
Autocar Video Review - Steve Sutcliffe
Motortrend - Justin Bell
Top Car South Africa
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...-m3-m4-review/
http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-revi...512-384dq.html
http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-revi...512-384e3.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motoring/n...ectid=11256138
http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/road...d-with-M4-twin
Chris Harris test review notes
Sport Auto review of the M3 and M4
M3-M4 Test in BBC Top Gear June 2014 (Scans)
Car Magazine Comparison test: M4 VS 911S VS F-type S (Scans)
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      05-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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First videos posted online:



In German. But they praise the engine and finishes off with something like:

Warning to the V8 fans. The 6 cylinder is a great engine, with great sound and pull.

They like the character of the engine and how it's response and rev willingness is


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This was a nice take-away:

"The F32 4-series may not be exactly the 3-series we want it to be, but the M4 is unquestionably an M3."
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So, reading through these it's all as expected when you combine them.

Blindingly fast and refined but also:

- Steering feels weird on center.
- Lacks enough excitement at the top end to go there.
- Noticeable turbo lag.
- So-so sound.

As usual the opinions differ but the fact that each notions exist in at least one of the reviews make me think I need to stay prepared for it to some extent.
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Some great reading. TopGear full of praise.
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Every reviewer said they would take the M3 over the 4
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I just wanna see Chris Harris video. Hopefully soon.
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Quote:
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So, reading through these it's all as expected when you combine them.

Blindingly fast and refined but also:

- Steering feels weird on center.
- Lacks enough excitement at the top end to go there.
- Noticeable turbo lag.
- So-so sound.

As usual the opinions differ but the fact that each notions exist in at least one of the reviews make me think I need to stay prepared for it to some extent.
Every review but one I've read said there is almost no perceptible turbo lag.

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      05-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #18
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So, reading through these it's all as expected when you combine them.

Blindingly fast and refined but also:

- Steering feels weird on center.
- Lacks enough excitement at the top end to go there.
- Noticeable turbo lag.
- So-so sound.

As usual the opinions differ but the fact that each notions exist in at least one of the reviews make me think I need to stay prepared for it to some extent.

I read every single one of them I did NOT see many mention:
- Steering feels weird on center.
- Noticeable turbo lag.
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Can't wait to drive mine!!!
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      05-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #20
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I read every single one of them I did NOT see many mention:
- Steering feels weird on center.
- Noticeable turbo lag.
I did not say many. I said opinions differ as usual but at least one mentioned it. That's enough for me to take note and prepare for it to limit too high expectations and resulting disappointment when I get my car.
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overall the reviews are very much as expected. overall very high praise. only vulnerable points are:

1. turbos (though turbo lag can be minimised in sport+ mode which was already known)
2. electrical steering (which overall is still praised i would say, focus is on its precision, although clearly some people don't like the different feels of comfort, sport, sport+ and would prefer just one feel)
3. sound (and artificial enhancement). I can live with the criticism of this, but i also see how some can't. Anyway, artificial enhancement will be more and more common in the future as we move towards fully electrical cars.

overall, all as expected, and the top gear one is the most balanced and honest one (not too positive, but positive enough to believe that this is a perfect car)
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these reviews are GLOWING.

I can't really read through most of this mundane auto-journalist sludge....but i've scanned through them quickly and they all seem to agree that the cars are wonderful. My only 2 fears are still (A) it's too large, and (B) it's too 'clinical'.....i just hope they have some rawness left. My 135is feels pretty damn raw all the time....the 1M was a solid notch above that in rawness....and i think the E9X M3 owners also feel that rawness. IF BMW has kept some of that rawness in the M3/M4 then it will be a very very compelling package indeed.
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