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      04-30-2021, 02:50 AM   #1
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Test drove the new G82 M4 Competition

I got to test drive the new M4 Competition.

It was a Tanzanite blue G82 with Silverstone/Black two tone interior. I had the car for just over an hour. I drove it on a variety of roads including town driving, country roads and the motorway. I thought the Tanzanite blue looked superb especially in the sunshine. I looked at the front grill and I didn't like it. It seems to blend in better with dark colours than lighter. It may grow on me in time 
The interior is really nice. The standard seats are super comfy and the general quality of the interior is very good. In my opinion the tech is way ahead of Porsche and the heads up display was excellent. There is surprisingly good leg room in the back but if you are over 6 foot I think the sloping roof line will make it a tad uncomfortable for you. I didn't get to sit in a car with the carbon buckets but I suspect I would struggle with these as a daily car.

The car drove well and was I think a leap forward. Even though the car is heavier I honestly couldn't tell while driving. The steering is sharp and responsive. I thought the ZF box was a little slower changing compared to the out going DCT in the F82 generation. The gear changes are super smooth. In D3 and S3 the gear changes were very quick and I thought spot on. I was surprised at how the car grips the road and gets the power down. There is none of the traction problems of the F82 when you tried to get the power down. You can program the M1 and M2 buttons to your preferences as usual. On the motorway it could be a comfortable cruiser and eat up the miles or press the M button and it's an absolute beast. The brakes are very good and give you a lot of confidence. I thought the exhaust sound was not as good as the F82 generation but not bad considering all the regulations.

In my opinion the overall package is a massive step forward and mighty impressive. If you asked me would I buy one I would say no as I think it's over priced. I am sure there will be good discounts in time. If you are in the market for a new M car then give it a test drive and decide for yourself.
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      05-07-2021, 04:10 AM   #2
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Awesoem review. I just bought the M3 and for me was worth it (taken deliver 2 days ago).

It is a lot for a car, but for me the price is spot on (I did get a good discount).
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Awesoem review. I just bought the M3 and for me was worth it (taken deliver 2 days ago).

It is a lot for a car, but for me the price is spot on (I did get a good discount).
Thanks. What sort of discount did you manage to get if you don’t mind me asking?
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      05-08-2021, 09:26 AM   #4
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Was around 12%.

I swapped it for a higher spec (ultimate package) add paid full msrp for the ultimate so in the end was a bit lower.

There was a monthly PCP cost I knew I could easily afford for 4 years so I just paid down the money to keep it at that price. Also the GFV's are low so will prob be out of negative equity half way through the term.
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      05-08-2021, 05:40 PM   #5
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The future valuations of the new M3/4 is a little concerning, given the GFVs.

For interest, I looked up a G82 registered in Jan on WBAC - had lost £26K against retail price. Scary. We know that the VAT vanishes like a fart in the wind on a new car. But £26K in 3 months? Ouch!

On a happier note, my F82 has gone up £5.5K on WBAC since Jan. Is the higher starting price for G8x pushing up prices on F8x...?

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WBAC valuations are crazy 😆

I was told £32k GFV for 4 year PCP for an M4 today and apparently M3 slightly better at £33k. This was for a base car. If you assume a 10-12% discount on list and 2.9% thatís not quite so bad. Magnitude Finance Quoting £17.5k GFV on a PCP which is just plain weird!

Also got to borrow one yesterday and itís a very impressive car to drive. Much less prickly than the old one at sensible speeds but still able to feel like time travel at the top end. The proportions of the M4 donít work for me though, the rear wheel arch is so much lower than the front and the wheels are really inboard. Id go M3, if I can get used to the face.


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      05-09-2021, 07:15 AM   #7
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Allegedly AWD is knocking the GFV by 2-3k even with the increase in price
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      05-09-2021, 11:11 AM   #8
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Allegedly AWD is knocking the GFV by 2-3k even with the increase in price
...one to avoid then! So a £4-5K loss TCO with AWD - eek!
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WBAC valuations are crazy 😆

I was told £32k GFV for 4 year PCP for an M4 today and apparently M3 slightly better at £33k. This was for a base car. If you assume a 10-12% discount on list and 2.9% thatís not quite so bad. Magnitude Finance Quoting £17.5k GFV on a PCP which is just plain weird!

Also got to borrow one yesterday and itís a very impressive car to drive. Much less prickly than the old one at sensible speeds but still able to feel like time travel at the top end. The proportions of the M4 donít work for me though, the rear wheel arch is so much lower than the front and the wheels are really inboard. Id go M3, if I can get used to the face.

What colour is that?
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Looks like Dravit
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      05-31-2021, 01:36 PM   #11
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Skyscraper? Dravit has brown flecks in it - nice colour until you see it in the sun!
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Looks like Dravit
Yep, it's Dravit. Combined with Yas Marina interior. A specification put together by someone hard of sight, it seems.
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