BMW is currently developing an estate version of the current M3. The Munich-based automaker previously did not offer an M30 Touring in the F80 version of the vehicle.
Those that desired greater space as well as performance found a means to get around this. Based on a normal 3 Series Touring, one 3 Series owner built his own estate. For the endeavor, he chose a brilliant green BMW M3 Touring, but things went wrong when it was crushed by cops in the UK.
This was after it was revealed that it had been constructed from stolen M3 parts. According to Carscoops, British police first suspected something was wrong when they noticed the license plate belonged to a diesel 3 Series. They discovered that not only had the car's exterior been altered, but that it was also driven by an M3 engine rather than a diesel 3 Series.
Further inquiry revealed that its components had been linked to no fewer than four other BMW 3 Series cars, two of which had been stolen. A traffic cop disclosed in a video broadcast on YouTube that the engine and running gear were from at least two stolen M3s in the vicinity.
“Whoever bodged this automobile together had gone to tremendous pains to attempt and hide its genuine identity,” stated PC Mark Wheaver of the Central Motorway Police Group. We have skilled car examiners who employ strategies to bypass these hurdles, such as grinding out numbers and removing stickers.
The BMW M3 Reliability Rating is 2.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 29th out of 31 for luxury midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $1,161 which means it has poor ownership costs. Repairs are more frequent and more lkely to be severe than the average car, which means you can expect more major repairs for the M3.
In terms of interiors, for smaller models, Mercedes has superior interiors whereas, for larger cars, BMW wins over. Performance wise a BMW may be better than a Mercedes and opinions could differ as per the model you drive. For road safety, most consumers rely on a BMW when they have an option.
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