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    Next M3 will have EPS (electric power steering)?

    Some talk over on the other forum on this subject. On Iphone so I can't link but if this is true... then Bmw is done. Sorry for the sad news if this is truly the case. Anyone that has driven an F30 328i or 335i should start crying now... the M5 seems to get poor ratings on its steering as well. If the golden child gets messed up, Bmw will not have a single model that I would in any way want as opposed to five years ago where I lusted almost all. The m3, 335i, m5 and m6 were anazing in 2007. What in the world has happened to this company?

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    i drove a 328, i didnt feel any discernable negative about it

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    i drove a 328, i didnt feel any discernable negative about it
    thats a bit shocking... i thought the steering feel was like that of a 10 year old town car, 8 speed tranny was always in the wrong gear and the engine sounded like a vacuum cleaner.

    It basically comes down to the fact that car disnt feel nearly as solid as the E90 nor did it feel like it was worth the money. Eps was 75% to blame for this.
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    any current cars out there that have EPS and enthusiast-level steering feel?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    any current cars out there that have EPS and enthusiast-level steering feel?
    no, even the new 911 was criticized for this by top gear

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    M3 should definitely have EPS. Why waste hp for steering when you can use it for going faster. But then again I'm performane enthusiast with golden hands valuing speed...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    any current cars out there that have EPS and enthusiast-level steering feel?
    The Mustang BOSS 302 uses a EPS and supposedly is wonderful. IDK why BMW couldn't get it right, but Ford did.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 654 Click here to enlarge
    M3 should definitely have EPS. Why waste hp for steering when you can use it for going faster. But then again I'm performane enthusiast with golden hands valuing speed...
    Yeah, hydraulic power steering costs what? 0,1 l/100km of fuel. And EPS only saves energy when it's in neutral state, eg when the car is tracking straight. And for that you sacrifice proper steering feel?? Do you want next-gen BMW to feel like last-gen Audis??
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    I don't care about the fuel, but the loss of power to the wheels.

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    Also, BMW should be able to develop EPS to have better steering wheel compared to hydraulic. Why not? The technology is still in its infancy, but it will get better than hydraulic sooner or later.

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    If BMW can make EPS feel like their current Power Steering, I'll be happy.

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    Comparing the steering of the f30 328 and the yet to be relaeased m3 is dumb, would you expect the e90 328 and e9x m3 steering to feel the same? No.... So why do it here.

    We have to wait and see but I'm betting the new m3's steering will be fine, even with EPS
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    *cough* The Honda S2000 had EPS, and it had excellent feel. It is possible, at least with double wishbone front suspension. I imagine handling bump steer with a Macpherson Strut front suspension is a little trickier.

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    I'm surprised honestly even though Porsche is doing it now.

    Proof is in the pudding. I won't judge until I have experienced it first hand. What I will say is that the driving feel and handling of the M3 are what really sold me on the car on the test drive. I hope they can preserve the great feedback .

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    Normal F10 has EPS, for M they went to hydraulic.
    Normal F30 has hydraulic steering (EPS is an option), i don't see why they would give the M EPS.

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    The M better not have it considering the complaints about the F30 steering with it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Normal F10 has EPS, for M they went to hydraulic.
    Normal F30 has hydraulic steering (EPS is an option), i don't see why they would give the M EPS.
    Normal F30 has hydraulic steering? That's news to me... which model?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
    Normal F30 has hydraulic steering? That's news to me... which model?
    I think it comes with hydraulic as standard and EPS is optional. If you opt for the variable sport steering rack, it will have EPS. I wasn't sure till i saw this vid:

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