BMW M3 Convertible 2001-2006

BMW M3 Convertible 2001-2006

Overall Rating:
Review by JohnO
Monday, May 16, 2016


"Sublime motoring, perfect balance of power, handling and afforadbility"

Exterior and Interior

Mine was Estoril blue with champagne leather, BMW Individual specification. I took the 18 inch wheel option for slightly better handling though the larger wheel option of course looks better. Superb build quality, and very solid for a convertible with timeless shape.

Performance and Economy

Well the performance was amazing, the rasp of the 4 exhausts when it peaked its revvs was fantastic. Equally good at home, around town, school runs and supermarket shops. Economy was fair but again it all depends on your driving attitude. You might get 24 mpg or upto 30mpg on runs.

Like to Drive

Positive steering, solid handling and the SMG box was excellent. A really good spec to have if you are having one of these is the SMG. Bags of room for 4 adults though if you are in the back with the roof down don't expect a warm ride! <

Faults and Repairs

Full BMW warranty and never had a fault. Maybe the roof might wear in time but certainly the time I had this car it was easy to maintain. Sometimes has a bad reputation with the type of driver who owns the marque, never bothered me.