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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Rear seat-space with two adults is tight but livable
Car and Driver
“sticky tires are prone to generating noise ranging from a slight hum to a somewhat annoying drone”
The interior of the BMW M3 has always been a place designed for performance driving
The 2009 BMW M3 has top-notch build quality, comfortable front seats, and (somewhat) usable backseats.
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com’s editors regarding the fit and finish of the 2009 BMW M3 are mixed but mostly positive. According to Edmunds, "Build quality and materials inside the M3 are excellent.” The placement of controls is "ergonomic," says Autoblog, and the materials used in the BMW M3 are top-notch. Even so, Edmunds finds room for complaint when it comes to the interior, finding it "monotonous" and "subdued."
When it comes to the rear seats in the M3 BMW, two adults can fit—just. In the words of Motor Trend, it has a "useable (occasionally) rear seat." Car and Driver is a little more generous, saying, "Rear seat-space with two adults is tight but livable." However, the design of the front seats is "aggressive," contends Edmunds, noting that they are "multi-adjustable (under thigh, side wings)" and feel "custom-made to your body once you've dialed in your adjustments." The adjustable backrests keep you situated in the M3 BMW "when slicing through narrow canyons," claims MyRide, and even though the cockpit is "snug," it's deemed "roomy enough" by Cars.com.
Car and Driver finds trunk space to be "more than adequate." According to Cars.com, trunk "access is a little narrow." However, you can use the "folding split rear seats" if you'd like, claims MyRide.com.
Automobile adores the sound of the M3’s V-8: “Mash the loud pedal, and the quiet V-8 turns into a screaming demon,” they rhapsodize. “It sounds angrier and more ferocious than any V-8 you've ever heard this side of Maranello.” Edmunds reports that the M3’s optional 19-inch tires are noisemakers: “these sticky tires are prone to generating noise ranging from a slight hum to a somewhat annoying drone.” Noise is "unobjectionable" in the 2009 BMW M3, according to Cars.com, except when you're driving on "porous pavement," which really brings out the whine from the tires.
The 2009 BMW M3 has a pleasant, well-built interior, although some might think it’s a bit noisy.