One of the new features on the E9X M3s which I noticed only hours later was the heads-up dash display you see here. It even shows you the speed limit of the street you’re driving on. Yes, we are about to take this turn too fast and yes I may have been driving with a big fat camera in my hands. California has a law against that too now?
Another feature is the visual parking assist. The wide-angle cameras around the car are remarkable. They get such a broad view that it makes the park-assist screen look at your car from the top-down so you can see 360 degrees around you! This shot shows me pulling into the garage. There’s a trailer on the left, and a suburban on the right. The color-coded alarms simultaneously go off as you get closer and closer to objects. It’s really impressive, and you'd have to be a total moron to hit something in front or even next to you.
It’s always nice to get into a feature car and see a Valentine V1 radar detector wired in, although it doesn't seem like California cops use radar very much. When I bring my own V1 to California, I never hear it go off. Here in Kansas, my V1 goes off all the time. The detector is a wonderful thing to have, at least out here, and mine has been going strong for 14 years.
Aside from the color-matched engine cover, this is what the BMW M4's S55 3.0-liter twin turbo engine looks like from the factory.
Even the cool-looking, U-shaped carbon fiber strut tower is stock.