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07/24/2009

NADAguides.com Awards 2009 BMW M3 Convertible 'Car of the Month' for July

NADAguides.com, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, today announced the 2009 BMW M3 Convertible has received the NADAguides.com "Car of the Month" award for July. With the sizzling heat of summer, selecting the M3 Convertible was not a difficult decision. The latest edition of BMW's "Ultimate Driving Machine" combines the absolute best in performance with the best creature comforts and amenities. The result is a complete package - a car that feels comfortable and composed whether tearing around a racetrack or cruising down the coast.

"The M3 is just awesome. BMW has done an amazing job giving this car such a high level of performance while making it so smooth and easy to drive," said Michael Caudill, NADAguides.com Auto Expert. "The 3-piece retractable hardtop adds to the experience, providing the wind-blowing excitement of an open-air top along with the quietness and convenience of a coupe."

BMW's M division has always produced high performance cars and this M3 takes it to a whole new level. The 4.0L V8 revs to a dizzying 8400 RPM, producing 420 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque in the process. Although the torque numbers are relatively low for such a high performance vehicle, when you wind up the power band the M3 shows its colors with breathtaking acceleration and gut-wrenching speed. The M3's cornering ability is even more impressive, with very high levels of grip and a direct steering feel that inspires confidence in every turn.

What really makes the M3 stand out among sports cars is BMW's engineering prowess and ability to build a car with great power that is also luxurious and filled with cutting-edge technology. The rich leather seats are comfortable, highly adjustable and available with heating. Suspension feel can be switched between three levels - comfort, normal and sport - with the Electronic Damping Control. The redesigned iDrive system is more intuitive and easier to use, allowing the driver to control the multimedia, navigation, Bluetooth phone, vehicle information and dynamic settings. USB ports in the center console allow iPods and other mp3 players to be controlled with iDrive as well.

As expected, the amazing sportiness and luxurious amenities come at a price. The base price of the coupe is $57,850 while the convertible starts at $66,500. Of course, the price includes BMW's full warranty and scheduled maintenance for 4 years/50,000 miles.

For the complete video review and image gallery, please visit NADAguides.com.

The NADAguides.com "Car of the Month" program is unique from any other review program in the automobile industry and provides consumers with expert commentary and practical information on the cars, trucks and SUVs they are shopping for. Selecting one vehicle per month, NADAguides.com will announce the "Car of the Month" through a multi-media platform including an online video review, press release and a comprehensive blog post where consumers can provide additional commentary.