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      04-12-2021, 12:09 PM   #1
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G80 RWD Wet traction in the UK?

Hey all. been reading this forum for awhile pondering over the new G80 M3. So, today I have taken it for a test drive to see if the RWD would win me over, and it did. I have an M140i right now and swore not to get another RWD. After reading and watching the reviews I thought it was worth test driving it. I instantly fell in love with the look of it in real life! Went for a spirited drive for a short while and enjoyed it. It was the feel of RWD why I bought the M140i (rather than Golf R, RS3, etc.), but we got stuck on a slight incline on grass once, and it kind of put me off (along with traction in the wet).

Here is the thing. BMW have offered me a very good deal. I was expecting to have to pay off my PCP (1.5 years left), so I thought I could handle paying off a year to get the M3, but 1.5 years a bit overkill! But, today they said they will basically wipe out the finance if I take the M3. So a question for the UK peeps of the forum. If you anyone has there's already. How is the traction in the wet? I was kind of hoping today would be wet (so much so, I booked another drive for Wednesday). The traction in the dry is very good.

I will be getting this car. Just seeing if I can get it now with RWD instead of AWD a lot earlier than expected. I have kind of shot myself in the foot so looking by telling the OH I'll be getting AWD next, but after driving this M3 I am not so sure again (I do much prefer the drive of RWD). Any pre made excuses I can use?
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Just say it's so much improved it's a must buy, it's the truth. I've come out of Xdrive (330) and gone rwd.
Just my preference.
Have dailied Astons for many years too (NE UK) so kind of know how to get a rwd anywhere in anything weather wise.
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      04-13-2021, 02:26 AM   #3
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Thanks 9153Mark.
I have booked another test drive with the SO tomorrow!

Will see what she thinks :-)

Ive only done 13k in the m140i in 2 years (mainly due to covid) but would lvoe to take the m3 on the scotland 500 / wales 350 etc.

Dam its like being a kid at christmas again haha.
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      04-15-2021, 07:33 AM   #4
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Thanks 9153Mark.
I have booked another test drive with the SO tomorrow!

Will see what she thinks :-)

Ive only done 13k in the m140i in 2 years (mainly due to covid) but would lvoe to take the m3 on the scotland 500 / wales 350 etc.

Dam its like being a kid at christmas again haha.
I had a test drive on Monday in the M4 and took my good lady with me. She found the car much more comfortable than my F82. It had the carbon fibre seats and although we both found them to be a pain to get into and out of, they were comfortable once we were in the car. Maybe it was me, but I felt you sat a lot lower in the car than my M4. Didn't help getting out of the car!

The ride and grip were excellent, although with my "passenger" I had to behave so I couldn't try too much. Overall, I really liked the car. I probably would pass on the carbon seats and I thought there were way too many buttons - it did feel like a plane cockpit! Getting back in my F82 it did feel a little dated. Overall, great car, definitely a more mature version that will not suit everyone, but still too expensive.

I feel I will now wait until the X-drive version comes out. Not because I want one, but hoping it will increase the discounting that just seems to be ramping up at the moment.
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