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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,535

    Location: Wokingham

    I’m jumping on the bandwagon with the manufacturer specific threads. We need a BMW thread, so lets use this to discuss BMW and M Power cars. I know theres plenty of you on these forums with BMW’s or who have owned them in the past.

    • Everyone welcome but don’t post in this thread if you intend to trash it or BMW’s in general.
    • Debate and discussion is welcome but let’s not allow it to descend into arguments.
    • This thread is for all BMW’s, not just M Power cars.
    • Let’s keep it clean with plenty of pictures of our cars, past and present as well as forthcoming cars from Bayerische Motoren Werke.
    I’ve owned 3 BMW’s. The first was my 330Ci in Imola Red. This car really got me hooked in BMW's as I'd only owned French and Italian cars previously:

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    The second was my E46 M3 in Phoenix Yellow. One of the love/hatecolours for most people, but IMO a great colour for an M because you won’t see any run-of-the-mill BMW's ordered in this colour.

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    The latest (and soon to depart) is my E92 M3 in Space Grey, with black wheels that some of you hate :p.

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    Out of all 3 I loved the E46 M3 the most. Build quality was some of the best I’ve experienced, the looks and handling were IMO perfect and it had the right amount of power for the road. I also maintain that the S54 is the best engine built by BMW, and for me personally one of the best engines by any manufacturer :cool:
     
  2. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,117

    Here is mine, an E39 530i Sport. I have had this for almost 6 years now and still love it :)

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    And inside..

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    Though a bit out of date as I've since fitted...

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    Not the only BMW I've had, mind. I also owned a 2008 335i last year:

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  3. BaJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 775

    Location: The middle bit

    My Z4MC, I unfortunately had to sell it last year, although it's currently for sale again as I spotted it on PistonHeads a few days back.

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  4. panthro

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    Posts: 11,535

    Location: Wokingham

    If they can have a Type R and VTEC thread we can have BMW and M Power :p
     
  5. rossk26

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 23, 2009

    Posts: 5,403

    Location: North East of England

    Safe to say I WANT that e39 530i!
     
  6. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,562

    I have a rather dull E61 523i manual which does the job with 2 dogs and 2 kids.
     
  7. Maccy

    Commissario

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    Posts: 34,466

    Location: Back in Blighty

    I want a Z4M next :(
     
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 154,117

    BTW panthro you do get run of the mill cars in phoenix yellow. One of the dealers had a 320d in it for months. Rare though as its a BMW individual colour.
     
  9. panthro

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    I was thinking about editing my post with the clause - excluding BMW Individual specced cars. Really suprised anyone would order a 320d in Phoenix yellow. The only cars it works on for me is the E46 and Z3M.
     
  10. ruffneck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 8, 2004

    Posts: 2,386

    Location: Le Norfolk

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    My 330ci, had it almost 2 years now. This car has been nothing other than perfect for me. No plans to sell it.
     
  11. rodenal

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    Joined: Dec 7, 2011

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    My one and only contribution that I have a picture of, my old e36 328i coupe - sold around this time last year, was a great car for its age still drove like a car a few years old and had been very well looked after throughout its life.


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    (thought I had a larger version of this pic, oh well)

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  12. rossk26

    Soldato

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    Location: North East of England

    Have a big soft spot for these. Lovely looking motor...
     
  13. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,117

    Location: Bristol

    My old e36 328i
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    Owned that for ~6months, it blew up after 4. :(



    My old e36 318iS
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    Bought from Muffin on here for pittance, put some work and a small amount of money in to it, owned for a year, sold for more than I paid for it. :)


    Both brilliant cars, tempted to get another. :)
     
  14. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,340

    Location: England

    The ones I have pics of, there were maybe 7-8 before these...

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    M3 No.2
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    Diesel
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  15. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,435

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    You've already tracked the F10?

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  16. Housey

    Man of Honour

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    Location: England

    Well it was coming up to its 3 week birthday
     
  17. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,117

    Housey just won the thread.
     
  18. daveski

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2004

    Posts: 2,618

    Location: Nottingham

    Love the interior of that F10
     
  19. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 22,724

    Location: On the road....

    e36 318i
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    e38 728i
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    e36 328i
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    e39 528i
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    By far the e38 was my favorite, one day I will find another.....
     
  20. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2007

    Posts: 163,553

    Location: Londinium

    The penultimate one, X6 35D:

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    The last one. F10 550i:

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    …. and now my beautiful M5:

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