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      10-22-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Levi View Post
1580-1620 kg (EU)

Not less, not more.

But just think, M3 E46 weighed 1570 kg (EU) and had 343 PS. M3 CSL (E46) weighed 1460 kg (DIN) and had 360 PS. Now imagine a 1590 kg M3 F30 that has 450 PS and 550 Nm? It will be the fastest BMW ever (unfortunately, I say this be cause till today we still have no M1 Hommage).
+1 If the new F80 M3 is the same weight as the E46, it'd be really interesting to see how performance stack up against other same category performance saloon. Every time BMW comes out with a new M, it's always a tad heavier than its regular, less powerful siblings. Just take the F10 M5 for example. So I doubt the F8x M3 would weight less or even come close to the E46 weight.

I'd like the next generation F M's to be in the 1500kg (3300lb) area and a CSL version in the 1360kg (3000lb), but whats the point when the new chassis is like a boat. Err... too long.

Make an M3 that weights the same as E46 with similar dimension and I'll over-look if BMW uses a Turbo V6 as its next power plant. LOL... But it's too late