BMW M3 Competition SMG Coupe--Chicago Cars Direct
Detailed walkaround and test drive of a 2006 BMW M3 Competition Coupe with
SMG Transmission presented by Chris Moran of Chicago Cars Direct.
With colors like Laguna Seca Blue and Imola Red, there's no question as to
where the BMW M3's aspirations lie. These famous racetracks would be
fitting playgrounds for any car that promises such stratospheric levels of
power and handling.
Whether blasting up Tamburello at Imola or diving into the corkscrew at
Laguna Seca, few cars in the world could attack a road course with the
tenacity of those wearing the "M" badge of BMW's Motorsport division. Until
the 2001 model year, we had to deal with the fact that as much as we loved
those Motorsport machines, our European counterparts were getting versions
far more powerful than ours. Their M3s boasted 317 horsepower, while ours made
do with just 240. Not that we were complaining.
Even with its detuned engine, the previous-generation M3 was still one of
the best performance coupes available anywhere. But the grass is always
greener on the other side, and U.S. enthusiasts couldn't help but wonder
just how much better the M3 was in its Euro-spec trim. With the
introduction of the current-generation BMW M3 for the 2001 model year,
drivers had to wonder no more. The M3 is now the same whether you buy it in
Stuttgart or San Francisco. Better yet, it's been blessed with an even more
powerful 333-hp engine, a sturdier, more responsive suspension and slinkier
bodywork that, we think, makes it one of the most stunning cars on the
Like so many ultrahigh-performance cars of today, finding the limit of the
M3's abilities takes more than just an empty road and the guts to hold the
pedal down longer than usual. Fortunately, the 2006 BMW M3 gets along just
fine in suburban environments, though be forewarned that the ride walks a
very fine line between all-out performance and day-to-day drivability.
Enthusiasts will find it pleasantly firm, but poseurs had better hold on to
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2006 BMW M3 in offered in both coupe and convertible form. Standard
features on the coupe include 18-inch wheels with Z-rated rubber, automatic
climate control, 10-way adjustable sport seats, leather and cloth
upholstery, one-touch power windows, heated power mirrors, a CD player, an
auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and
keyless entry. The convertible adds power seat adjustments and full leather
upholstery; these items are optional on the coupe. Additionally, the drop
top comes with a fully automatic soft top (with heated rear glass); a
removable hardtop is available. There are a number of option packages
available, the most interesting of these being the Competition Package,
which outfits the coupe with some of the performance upgrades from the
coveted European-market M3 CSL, including 19-inch forged alloy wheels,
larger Michelin tires, stiffer shocks and springs, a quicker steering
ratio, upgraded brake pads and rotors, a less intrusive M Track mode for
the stability control system, and unique Alcantara and aluminum interior
trim. Choosing this package deletes cruise control and steering wheel audio
controls. Among the other extras are a sunroof, seat heaters, HID
headlights, a navigation system, a premium sound system, parking sensors,
BMW Assist and an alarm system.
Powertrains and Performance
The BMW M3 is propelled by a potent 3.2-liter, six-cylinder engine rated at
333 horsepower and
262 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard,
while a six-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG) is offered as an option.
The SMG offers both manual and automatic driving modes, and although it is
by definition a manual transmission, its clutch is electronically
controlled, such that there's no clutch pedal. Drivers can use either
steering column-mounted paddles or the shift lever to change gears in
manual mode. Unlike other systems, SMG allows you to alter the quickness of
the shifts, and in its most aggressive shift program, it's said to be faster than Ferrari's Formula One
Safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control,
front side-impact airbags, head curtain airbags for the front (coupe only)
and a rollover protection system (convertible only); rear side-impact bags
are optional. The BMW 3 Series earned a "Good" rating from the IIHS in
40-mph frontal-offset crash testing.
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My Beloved GTO Review as she is going to have a huge make over i liked to
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2004 Pontiac GTO Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2004 Pontiac GTO. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
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GTO 2004 part 1 - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
A presentation about the controversial 04 GTO! -
http://www.cool-cars-video.com - GTO 2004 part 1 - Cool Cars, Hot Cars,
This video review was made when the 2004 GTO first hit the streets.
You would think all the modern technology used to develop and bring a car
to market would inspire forward-thinking ideas. But in the the beginning of
the 21st century "retro" was the buzzword in automotive circles and GM was
looking backward to it's days of glory with the GTO.
One of the biggest controversies about the GTO was it's bland styling.
The original GTO, making it's debut in 1964, was the first over-powered
midsized automobile marketed as a street car for young buyers. There was
nothing especially flashy about it. The 2004 GTO properly commemorates the
simplicity of a fast car without dramatic styling cues. But Pontiac was
clearly targeting older buyers this time around. All the more reason for
the new GTO to demonstrate a conservative profile.
To describe the 2004 GTO as fast would almost be an insult.
The new GTO is a no apologies performance car suitable for daily driving.
Almost a decade later, the GTO still holds it's own against the modern
muscle that's hitting the streets.
Perhaps the 21st Century GTO will earn legendary status after all.
Maybe it already has.
General Motor's F-body design have been a staple of Pontiac and Chevrolet
since 1967. Originally intended to compete against the Ford Mustang as an affordable sports car
for young buyers.
The F-body platforms were introduced during the muscle car boom, they
continued for thirty five years as monikers for exciting style and raw
But sales began slipping during the mid-nineties as sticker prices spiraled
out of reach of the intended market. The F-body had become an expensive
automobile, obtainable by a predominately older demographic.
Rather than cut cost to regain the intended market, General Motors decided
to re-envision a car more appealing to mature buyers.
In 2003 the F-body was gone and no low end performance cars were offered by
But the buzz was already on about a different kind of sports coupe for
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2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
First off, sorry for all the wind noise, please keep comments relative to
the video and not to the noise. In this video I give a full in depth tour
of a 2004 Pontiac GTO. I take viewers on a close look through the interior
and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features,
and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the
engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.