Dream car: Upgrade

A while ago, the car of my dream was the BMW 645CI Coupe. But cars manufacturers are always coming out with newer and newer models. That car dream has now been upgraded to the 2008 BMW M3 Coupe. The price tag has also been upgrade to $150,000. I am drooling just looking at this car but not the price tag.

The ’08 M3 is the first ever V8 M3 that BMW has made. The new engine weighs about 33lbs, which is less than the previous six cylinder model. The eight cylinder power unit displaces 4.0L and produces 420hp per 295lb-ft at 3900rpm with a max rpm of 8400. It goes from zero to a hundred in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 248km/h. The average fuel consumption on this car is about 12.4L/100km. It comes in a six speed manual transmission with integrated, temperature-related oil cooling, mass inertia-optimized double-plated clutch. An all new aluminum suspension gives a highly dynamic driving experience. It has a reinforced carbon fiber roof which reduces the weight of the vehicle and gives it that racing look. Enhanced agility is achieved by lowering the car’s centre of gravity.

2008 BMW M3 Coupe

This model looks almost similar to the BMW 645CI Coupe except for some minor exterior details. The M3 has a little bump on the hood and a fin like object on the roof. The bump on the hood wasn’t really necessary and I think the designers added that in for looks. But then again, they could have added it in for air induction. If you look at the engine compartment picture, you’ll see an intake port by the engine. As for the fin, I’m not sure what that does but I have one on the Camry and that does nothing at all.

2008 BMW M3 Coupe: Side

If I buy this car, the insurance company is probably going to milk me for all I have. At the moment, with a four door car, I’d be paying just over $300 so you can imagine how much I would be paying for a two door luxury car. I can probably afford the car but I don’t think I’ll be able to afford the insurance on it.

2008 BMW M3 Coupe: Front

2008 BMW M3 Coupe: Rear

2008 BMW M3 Coupe: Interior

2008 BMW M3 Coupe: Engine

Does anyone have $150,000 that they’re willing to lend me so I can buy this car? I’ll pay you back, honest.