2008 BMW E92 M3 4.0 V8 2Dr Coupe M-DCT Auto
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SkillanNaylor Car Company are pleased to offer this 2008 BMW E92 M3 4.0 V8 2Dr Coupe M-DCT Auto seen in Jet Black with Black Novillo Leather upholstery.
The 4th generation, E92 variant of the BMW M3 is seen by some as the high point in its 36 years of production. The reason for this is the engine.
The E30 M3 kicked things of in 1986 with the S14 2.3L 4-Cylinder NA engine. This grew to 2.5L for the Sport Evolution model. In 1992 BMW launched the E36 variant of the M3 and this featured the S50 3.0L 6-Cylinder NA engine. This again grew in later years to 3.2L.
In 2000 BMW debuted the E46 M3 and this utilised the S54 3.2L 6-Cylinder engine. This engine is seen by many as the best 6-Cylinder engine ever produced by any car manufacture.
in 2007 BMW launched the E92 M3. With this car things go a whole lot more serious. Gone was the raspy 6-Cylinder S54 engine that developed 343 HP to be replaced by the sonorous wail of the legendary S65 4.0 V8 engine that developed 420 HP at a heady 8,300 RPM. Other than the homologation special E46 M3 GTR the E92 was the first and only M3 to fitted with a 4.0L V8 NA engine.
The S65 V8 utilised genuine lessons learnt in Formula 1. It had individual throttle Butterflys per cylinder. This meant that the throttle response was instant. It was also made mostly of Aluminium which meant that even though it had a displacement of around 25% more that the E46 S54 it weighed almost the same.
The motoring industry journalist at the time instantly fell in love with the E92 M3 and it attracted high praise for everyone that drove it. These are some of the comments from test drivers at the launch event.
"The greatest all-around car in the world", "The finest car on the market, period" and "The best, most complete car in the world".
The engine this E92 M3 is connected to another first for the M3 and that is its 7-Speed M-DCT gearbox. DCT stands for dual clutch transmission. This means that it uses 2 x clutches. One does the even numbers e.g. 2, 4 & 6 and the other does the odd numbers e.g. 1, 3, 5 & 7. This means that when you change gear either automatically or via one of the steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles the next gear is already pre-loaded and the change is instance. Again, this technology is motorsport derived. The gearbox is connected to an Active M Differential which means you can utilise more of the power more of the time.
The E92 M3 also uses a range of different materials for the body panels. The roof is Carbon Fibre, the bonnet is aluminium, and the front wings and boot lid are made from composite plastic. This drops the overall weight and improves the vehicles handling & dynamics.
Cars like the E92 M3 are now referred to as 'modern-classics'. This means that they are seen as classic cars but are modern enough to be driven every day. They can either be a daily driver or a special treat. Whenever you drive one it will be a memorable occasion.
This E92 M3 was first registered in 2008 and was originally supplied by JKC BMW in Northern Ireland. It came over to the Isle of Man in 2010 and has an extensive service history.
Cars like this are now becoming rarer on the roads and consequently their value is on the rise. You will now pay more for a low mileage E92 M3 than you will pay for the later F80 M3. If you are considering a new car that will be a joy to drive but will also not cost, you the earth in depreciation look no further.
Presented in Jet Black with matching Black Novillo Leather upholstery and only 53,188 miles this car is ready to go.
The features and options of this car include:
- Xenon Headlights
- 19" M Double Spoke style 220 Forged Alloy Wheels
- Privacy Glass
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Carbon Fibre Roof
- Electric/Memory Front Seats
- Heated Front Seats
- Auto Lights & Wipers
- Dual Zone Climate Air-Con
- Power Rear Window Blind
- Professional Sat-Nav
- Bluetooth Phone prep
- USB Audio Interface
- Selectable & programable M-Driver modes
- ISOFIX Child Seat prep in the rear seats & front passenger seat
- Brushed Aluminium Interior Trim
To arrange a test drive in this car please contact SkillanNaylor Car Company.
Drive this car from only £425 per month.
Offer based upon a deposit of £4,800 and a term of 60 months.
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